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My Workspace 2014: supplies necessary... by hanatsukuri
My Workspace 2014: supplies necessary...
Supplies necessary...for creating kanzashi creatures. :heart:

Occasionally people ask me to do tutorials. :sheepish: but I am usually so busy it's not really an option-- and there are so many gorgeously done tutorials that I don't really think there's much I could add. Or do in as visually pleasing a way; tutorials are hard to make well. :nod:

But yes, here is a glimpse into how I make my kanzashi creatures. ^^ ordinarily, I use a different kidn of clay, but that's what I had on hand at the moment.

1) Make armature

2) Sew washi paper onto armature.

3) Fold petals; dye as well (for fish or some bird designs)

4) form head of paper-clay

5) Gesso

6) Gesso again

7) gesso again...and paint

8) gloss

9) Arrange petals onto armature

10) attatch to hair-thing. ♥ I use every single one of the materials pictured in one kanzashi creature. ^^ Takes several hours.




Mei: Textile Artist
United Kingdom
Current Residence: an old uni in England. :)
Favourite genre of music: Rock, alternative

I've moved! :)

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 3, 2014, 1:01 PM

So I've safely relocated! I got lost I-don't-know-how-many times, but I found an art store, 2 cake shops, the groceries, and a lot of interesting museums. So far, I'm liking the UK quite a lot. :floating:

I'm going to be catching up with uploading my recent kanzashi over the next several weeks~ I don't want to flood your inboxes, so we'll take it slow. But some interesting photos coming up:
* Interesting flowers: Juniper, Pine-cones, Lilac, holly
* Other pretty flowers & designs to be seen.... ^_^ Like plum, sakura, and leaves
 * More Creatures: Two peacocks, another crane, a gray phoenix (inspired by a previous custom order for my friend :iconkiri-n: , a new shot of my bunnies

So it should be fun. I'll edit them slowly! ♥

Since I'm now located in the UK, custom orders and requests for kanzashi are now on hold for the foreseeable future; at least for the next year while I get used to the idea of being in school. :heart: I may make a limited number of original designs on my own, but that is for stress-relief and entirely up to my schedule. But I will have some ready-made kanzashi up at my shop: when it finishes relocating! ♥ (But first, it's going to Cons and Art Fairs) Need I say it? Yes, I think so. Thank you Quyen, you are amazing. :iconinuyatta:  ^_^!! Say hi to her if you see her-- and then tell me; we'd both be thrilled.

  • Mood: Adoration
  • Listening to: Kristen Lawrence
  • Reading: textbooks
  • Watching: ...recs?
  • Drinking: tea

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DayDreamer-JJ Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! Beautiful!Pixel Rose 
smallsmiles Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
:Lotus: - NaNoEmo  pretty~ thought of you.
vanillaanais723 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I thank you for the llama!! :D
Maiko-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You have some lovely work here,i added you to my watch list:tighthug:
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
:heart: aww, thank you! I'm going to try and post some new kanzashi bi-monthly, I think. :) I hope I can keep your interest. :hug:
TxYankee Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the Llama! I love your peacock. So beautiful. :)
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
:heart: I'm glad you think so. I hope many others like his design too~
Peace-Love-Fantasy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama! :meow: :heart:
erisuperstar Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2014
Thanks for the llama badge!!! I like your work, especially kanzashis! So cute!
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
♥ why thank you~ I enjoy  making kanzashi. :D

NP on the llama badge. :) I enjoy giving those to new watchers. :D
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