japanese book review: miniature craft for the first time
It's Wednesday, and do you know what that means? Time for another Japanese craft book! Although most of the Japanese books that I have are sewing or embroidery related, this one is completely different. This focuses mainly on clay creations...the tiny kind!
I've had this book for a while, but have barely tried anything in the book. Part of this comes from the fact that I don't have the types of clay that they show in the book. You can find them on Etsy, I just haven't ordered any yet! That said, I'm still extremely inspired by everything in here. It could be my love of tiny, or perhaps that there's just so very much in this book!
The ISBN for this Miniature Craft for the First Time is 9784052028397, and it is available on YesAsia.com. Now, let's take a look, shall we?
There are collections of miniatures to make, like these school/art supplies.
The photos show mixing color into the clay, and lots of methods of shaping the items. They use toothpicks, tweezers, scissors, and more!
Some of them are really detailed!
These little stands, especially the middle one, remind me of Arrested Development. There's always money in the banana stand!
In addition to showing how to make the little miniatures, the book also shows some fun ways to use the finished pieces. I love these clips!
This isn't all clay, however. Above is a page on making paper, which they use to create a little table and chairs. There's also a spread with some needle felting!
Quite possibly, my favorite thing to make is this perpetual ice cream cone calendar. So clever! So cute!