Thursday, March 21, 2013

Washi + Papercutting Workshop, February

One of the things I am currently inlove with is papercutting! I always bring my craft knife with me and lucky me, everywhere I go, there's paper! So in one day, I can come up with 10-15 papercut pieces! "Addicted" would be an understatement. Haha :p

That's why our workshop last Saturday on Washi + Papercutting was extra special because I was able to finally share this messy, crafty obsession to other makers :)

After the introduction, we went down to serious business:

Thanks to Isa Silva of Artesanias Divertidas for providing with papercutting-perfect paper! :)

Everyone was really into it! Even when it was time to go, nobody was standing up and still working on their pieces. Talk about addiction dedication ;p 

Here's a small papercut garden I made using one of our floral washi tapes. I didn't even need to paint it. 

With Alessa and Mikko, I don't what was happening but nothing beats goofing around with crafty friends after an afternoon of serious crafty business! :p


Thank you so much ladies for joining me last weekend to make papercuts! I hope you enjoyed as much as I did!

PS The next Washi+ Papercutting Workshop is on April 21. For details and registration, go here :)
PPS There'll be a Washi Jewelry on April 28. More details soon! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Washi + Papercutting Workshop II in April

Let's cut class again! :)

Fee: 1500, includes craft knife, personalized cutting mat, different types of paper, 1 roll of Hey Kessy Washi Tape, practice sheets and templates, other materials you need for papercutting, and yummy snacks.

To REGISTER, go here :)

PS  Read about the first Washi + Papercutting Workshop here :)
PPS Don’t know how to go to Cubao X? Here‘s a map!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Making Washi Hearts with Kids

Last month, we were invited by the Architectural Students' Association of the Philippines - UP Chapter to join their Artreach at the Philippine Children's Medical Center in Quezon City.

Although it was hot that day, the children were still the little balls of energy and enthusiasm. With the big-hearted students from UP working side by side with them, everything worked out quite well :)

The first craft activity was name tag making. We taught the kids how to use different craft materials like hand-carved stamps, coloring pencils, washi tapes, and paint to write their names. All the participants were excited and creative.

This one kid in particular (picture below) even came up with own alphabet...what a very unique name she has! :p


Aicelle wanted to be a photographer so she borrowed our camera and took some photos during our snack break. Here we are goofing around:

After eating, we proceed with the next craft activity for the day which was tote bag decorating. This time, aside from our hand-carved rubber stamps, they also used foam stamps which the students had prepared beforehand.

Some were really playful and did some finger print painting:

The kids enjoyed the first two activities but everyone's favorite project was more of a group activity - the washi heart buntings. With sheets of colored paper handed out, we first showed them how to make the hearts origami style, then afterwards everyone took turns hanging them onto the string with some washi tape.

It was crafty, messy, and happy chaos when everyone started to hand the hearts on the twines. It was a happy feeling seeing that they enjoyed sharing their individual work to the rest of the community through bunting making.

That day helped reaffirmed how arts and crafts change the way we life. It makes us more hopeful and believing.

We hope that in this simple way, we were able to inspire the kids as much as they inspired us. We hope for them to take with them the things they learned that afternoon, to make art for, or with, the self, and others as well.


Looking forward to more projects like this. :)

Friday, March 08, 2013

Hey Kessy in Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan included our paper straws in their Happy List for the month of March. Thank you guys! :)

PS You can check out Hey Kessy's paper straw designs here :)

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Hey Kessy and Washi Crafters in Inquirer

Thanks to Inquirer for featuring us, our workshops, and other washi crafters in their February 2 issue :) This really means a lot for us in the arts and crafts community. We hope that more would be encouraged to make and join us in the Handmade Movement.

PS Thank you, Pam Pastor and Tatin Yang! :)

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