Kirie Mermaid Card & Japanese Mythology

Kirie Mermaid Card

人魚のカード (切り絵) I made a kirie mermaid card for my dear friend because it seemed like the perfect theme for someone who has a summer birthday. 誕生日が夏の友人に人魚の切り絵カードを作りました。 Mermaid Sketch First of all, I sketched the design directly onto black paper …

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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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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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Liverpool FC Card (Kirie)

リバプールカード (切り絵) Liverpool FC 2019-2020 I made this card for my husband. The football season in England was suspended once the lockdown started. At the time, his favourite football team, Liverpool FC, were just two wins away from winning their …

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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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