Friday, March 18, 2016

Etegami, new to me.

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.

32 comments:

  1. Love your card, never heard of etigami, but it looks like big fun. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  2. They all look beautiful to me! It's good to try new things!
    Happy PPF!

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  3. You learn something new every day! I'd never heard of Etigami either but it looks like fun. I like the little initial stamp!

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  4. I am totally looking into this... they are fabulous... xx

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  5. Absolutely amazing :)

    http://beneathmyheartart.blogspot.in/2016/03/reflection-to-bestseller.html

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  6. Oooh, they are so charming. Totally new technique to me.
    Happy PPF xx

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  7. Never heard about this technique before, looks interesting!

    Easter in your work! Glad påsk!

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  8. I LOVE your beautifully rendered miniature paintings! I've done Japanese inspired art before, but had never heard of etegami. My daughter gave me a watercolor postcard set recently, so I think I'm going to use it to try etegami. Thank for the links, which will be very helpful. Blessings!

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  9. Your cards are very nice and now I will go the linked web site and read about it. I like the idea of sending the cards out! We don't send mail enough these days and when a card comes it is appreciated. Thanks for the info!
    Thanks for visiting me, too! It's a lot of fun to be apart of PPF!

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  10. Never heard of elegant, interesting and you did great work with it!

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  11. I meant etegami but my iPad changed the word for me sorry

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  12. I have never heard of etegami but it looks fascinating. I just discovered a complete sumi art set that my dh had bought on one of his trips to Japan. It was down in a dresser drawer so I must not have shown much interest in it. I even have the stamp with my last name in Japanese. Your art looks like lots of fun to do.

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  13. oh what pretty postcards Laila! And thanks so much for sharing this style I never heard of, along with the links-very interesting. This would make for a great swap! I love that you made your own chop too. I have one in my name but I had purchased it:) Happy PPF!

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  14. Thank you thank you thank you. I am thrilled to be the proud owner of your beautiful art. It arrived today. You are such a wonderful artist. The attention to detail shows in all of your art. You made my day. Oh did I say thank you?

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  15. Ooooh you have so piqued my interest...Can't wait to discover more about this lovely process...your cards are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing all this...I love your signature stamps too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. Sounds interesting. I may be looking into this. I wrote the name down so as not to forget. I forget easily. Tee hee. Love the details in your work. Wonderful job.:)

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  17. I never heard of etagami either but it looks like so much fun. I love the little red initial stamp. And congrats for one of the PPF birthday winners! Hugs-Erika

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  18. I have never heard of this but your cards are quite nice!

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  19. I love etegami! Thanks for talking about it--very cool. xo

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  20. I just love your etegami creations. A bit crude, but that's the idea. Lovely. I have never heard of etegami before ready your post, and I'm in love already... thank you for sharing.
    xo

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  21. I've never heard of etegami. your creations are truly amazing! Happy Paint Party Friday!

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  22. I became familiar with etegami through Debbie's post a few years ago. Although being Japanese I had seen the style but never knew the background of the art. This is a wonderful post and I enjoy your artful etegami postcards.

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  23. Your cards are lovely. How nice to be able to receive one in the mail.
    Such a great tradition.

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  24. This is completely new to me Laila, I've never heard the term.
    I'm definitely going to have to look into this.
    Thanks for inspiring and sharing your lovely work.#
    Enjoy your weekend and Happy PPF to you

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  25. I had never heard of this before. How inspiring. I might even try it myself! :D Have a lovely weekend and happy PPF!

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  26. Oh they're quite lovely! I had never heard of them before...

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  27. Wow, I never heard about this before. Sounds like a lot of fun! I think yours are beautiful! I may have to go check this blog out. And thank you for visiting me for PPF! I am a little late getting around, still trying. Your comment meant a lot to me! Hugs, Rasz

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  28. Oh, these are gorgeous!! I especially like the blossoms and the tulips. Keep going!!

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  29. Never heard about this..nice works!

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  30. I've never heard of them, but I like the clumsy and blobs concept! Yours are looking very beautiful, I'm looking forward to seeing more of them!

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  31. I have not heard of etegami either but now that I have seen yours I may try it myself. Yours are charming.

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