May 7, 2008

Chigiri-e Birdies RAK

I received this beautiful Chigiri-e card from Marg O, a member of *Oriental Stamp Art* a couple days ago! Marg was in a chigiri-e swap and I was so fortunate to receive this extra card. There are a few other amazing stamping techniques used on this card, it's so COOL. The branches have been heat embossed and colored in with metallic ink and the birds' claws, beaks and eyes have been drawn with 3-D paint. The trees in the bg are metallic gold and the moon shimmers and is pearly. The entire card has been edged with gold too, it's just so pretty! And then there's the birds themselves - I've never done chigiri-e before, but it's little pieces of paper that are torn and glued together into shapes to form a picture, it's very delicate and pretty, you have to see it in real life. Thank you Marg!


Lyn S said...

Lucky you, getting one of Marg's fabulous cards! Great blog too Maxene.

Lyn (fellow OSA member)

Carla said...

WOW! What a great RAK, Maxene! This card is so rich in detail!!