Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Getting Serious With Etegami

So exactly how does one get "serious" about Etegami?  Before you do Etegami you're supposed to warm up for 15 minutes.  Keeping your elbow high enough to hold the brush vertically, by its end, for 15 minutes, is not an easy feat.  I can't do it as slowly as prescribed either - 4 inches per minute is glacial.  On this rice paper, the bleed is lovely though, so I think I need to buy some proper washi Etegami postcards.
The other thing I've done is carve myself a new "Hanko", or signature stamp.  The vibrant red paste will add a nice balancing element. 
Half of the fun is learning all about this, of course.  OK, probably more than half.
Of course if I really want to get serious, I have to mail them. LOL

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this about etegami. I'd never heard of it until I read of it here on your blog a couple days ago. Now, I'm deep in and making my own. I do not have the right supplies, but still it's fun. If you need someone to mail to, please pick me and I'll return my cards to you.