Paper Cutout (Kirie): The Fairy and the Frog Prince

切り絵 – 蛙と妖精 Today I would like to introduce you to another paper cutout (kirie) work, The Fairy and the Frog Prince. I love frogs. When I was a kid, I often used to stay at my cousin’s house, which …

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Diorama (Shadow Box) Flower Fairy Card with Video

Diorama / Shadow Box Card

花の妖精ジオラマカード Diorama or Shadow Box? I made a flower fairy birthday card for an old friend because loves flowers. It is a diorama style card, although I’ve also seen people calling this style a shadow box. Is there a difference …

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Kirie Fairy & Japanese Lantern

ほおずきと妖精 Hozuki – what’s in a name? When deciding to make another kirie, I first thought of one of my favourite plants, called Hozuki in Japanese. I wanted to make something that included Hozuki and a fairy. After I had …

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Fairy Riding a Snail (Kirie)

カタツムリと妖精 (切り絵) This was inspired by an amazing close-up photo of a snail that my husband gave me, and I set to work straight away. It seems that the kirie (Japanese for paper-cutting) fever is back! この前、主人に貰ったカタツムリの写真に刺激されて一気に作った作品。随分長いこと切り絵してませんでしたが、鯉を作って以来、少し切り絵熱が戻ってきたようです。 The Making of …

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