Some days ago I read this blog post and my curiosity were lit.Have you ever heard of Etegami? I hadn't until I red Susan's post. I had to google it and found quite a lot to read. This blog is very helpful to understand the "rules", and Debbie makes pretty etegami as well.
I don't have all the right supplies but it's fun doing it and I can see it might turn out huge if I take interest in it and develop my own expression. Here are some of my tries so far.
Notice, I even made my own stamp (chop) containing my initials. That is a must have in etegami and it has to be stamped in this red color. This particular postcard( above) is already mailed out to a friend. Every etegami should be mailed out due to tradition.
I can see that my cards are made of a newbie, they don't look as balanced as I wish but I think it's a matter of practice.
Etegami is meant to be clumsy, it should be made on a paper that is bleeding so that the lines will have blobs.
In this blog you can see lots of examples on different topics. They're fun doing and I'm sure I will do more of them, actually I'll try to make one each day. They're quick done, not more than half an hour.
I'm linking to Paint Party Friday, have a wonderful weekend everyone and thanks for all your lovely comments.