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 […]
Surround Yourself With Collage Art Chigirie For All Rooms Look Around You…What do you see today? Chigirie Tip of the Week for October 1, 2019, directly ties into the changing landscape. Add a Personal Touch I’ve never been one to buy art prints although I own a few prints by famous artists like Andrew Wyeth. My love for original paintings and paper collage is one of the reasons I create my own Chigirie, Japanese Torn […]
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 […]
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Sometime around the mid-1990s, I was weary of the politics of public relations and marketing and gradually discovered art was much more relaxing and the freedom of self-employment was too good to ignore. That’s when I decided I needed a break and scaled down to a part-time temporary position as a secretary at a Scranton, Pennsylvania law firm. While working part-time, I formally launched “Mrs. Matsui’s Origami, (handmade paper creations),” a craft business dedicated to […]