5 Ways To Decorate With Chigirie Chigirie Tip: Transform, Repurpose and Embellish Learn Chigirie with Joan Mead-Matsui Lampshades, decorative serving trays, wooden boxes, wall art, photos frames, coasters, and other household decor items are the perfect application for Chigirie using washi paper and a special paste. Get motivated! The holiday season is around the corner. Rather than toss an old wooden trinket box or a lampshade in the trash, transform them into a work of […]
Working with Layers How to Layer Your Design With the Best Results If you stopped by chigirie.com last week to read my Tuesday Chigirie tip about working with your background, now’s the perfect time to take a moment and review that tip. We’ll briefly focus on working with paper this week. Take Your Time This Chigirie Tip of the Week shows you how to work with layers. Many designs require at least two layers of […]
Japanese Paper Tearing Art with the “Chigirie Tip of the Week“ From the beginning to the completion of a Chigirie collage, a variety of pre-dyed paper is used in place of paint and applied to the palette of your choice so the papers gently blend together. Chigirie: Depth and Perspective is your Tuesday Tip of the Week. A student recently asked me about the type of paper she should use to make her design stand […]
Weekly Chigirie Tutorial Join Joan Mead-Matsui, your Chigirie instructor and resident artist. Joan is a master Chigirie artist and the founder of one of the premier Chigirie learning sites and galleries on the web. She founded Chigirie.com 25 years ago and since then, has taught adult and children’s Japanese paper craft classes. Get Started! In much the same way you would build a structure from the ground up, the same holds true for an art […]
Join “Learn Chigirie with Joan Mead-Matsui” today and you’ll find the support to tackle those projects that seem complicated. I’ll guide you along with step-by-step instructions so you can create projects you’ll cherish for years to come.