Friday, September 29, 2006

My trial of the Japanese folded and dip dyed paper called Shibori

I am loving all the cool things we get to try in the Art From Many Lands course I'm taking.


Wanna try it? Click here or just try it my way:

Cut a square of a rough but not too absorbent paper (commercial paper towels work well). Fold it in half, then very carefully fold the doubled strip into thirds (lengthwise). Now, beginning at one end, fold one corner up to the opposite side to make a triangle. Continue folding the strip into triangles folding first one way and then the other. Now you will have a very thick paper triangle.

Drop some food coloring into the compartments of a muffin tin. Dilute a bit if desired. Dip each corner into the dye. I brushed a bit onto the edges, as well as dipping the corners.

Now put some newspaper on the floor, place your wet, colorful triangle onto the newspaper, cover with more newspaper...and step on it to spread the dye!

Very carefully, unfold the paper to discover your new work of art!

2 Comments:

Blogger Sunny said...

That's delightful! I'm impressed.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Allan said...

Kind of like a kaleidoscope.

7:38 PM  

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