Another Hanji kit from Namdaemun. Four trays with beautiful paper silhouettes put together over a few weeks. The paper is glued on with a wheat paste like glue.
The flower kit:
The finished flower tray:
One of the first projects I have completed in 2010, as part of my goal to make 20 art or craft projects this year. It is from a kit, sold at a great Hanji shop in Namdaemun Underground Arcade, in Seoul. It came with no instructions, so it took a bit of time figuring out how to put it together. Hopefully it is ok.
Here is the completed Hanji box. I decided to change the lid design, so I created the bat silhouette. I think for a first attempt at Hanji craft, it was very sucessful, and I’m eager to try more complex constructions.
My first craft project in Korea, a Hanji (Korean paper) box, constructed from a small kit. The kit is from a small shop of amazing Hanji creations and kits in the underground arcade in Namdaemun Market in Seoul. The language barrier between the friendly owner was difficult to overcome, but I managed to get the right stuff needed to make it and a rough idea of how to make it.
First stage completed: box constructed.
Having some book binding experience definitely helped the process.
Next post (Part two) includes the completed box.