What’s on the Wall

No there is not a word missing in the title -.this post is about what is on an actual wall (house wall) not the design wall in my studio (as I normally post on).

New Wall Art: Miniature Kimono Shadowbox

I have been making miniature kimonos for years – they involve an origami-like folding of fabric to create a kimono shape and measure about 6″ x 7″. Miniature kimonos make great little gifts and I have given them as gifts to friends and family for years. I have also framed a single kimono alone in a shadowbox or in coordinated set of 2-4 kimonos, as gifts.

They were the first items I made for my tierneycreates Etsy shop. Then one day, I abruptly burned out on making them. It has been many months since I thought about making a miniature kimono.

Until the other day: On a whim, I decided to make myself a shadowbox set of kimonos. I chose red, black, cream and gold Asian fabrics to coordinate with a fun schnauzer print I have on the wall where I wanted to hang the kimono wall art.

I made myself a set of 5 miniature kimonos

I made myself a set of 5 miniature kimonos

Another view

Another view

Auditioning buttons

Auditioning buttons

Finalized buttoms

Finalized buttoms

Preparing the inside of the shadow box

Preparing the inside of the shadow box

Mounting on the shadowbox background with small pins at top and bottom of each kimono

Mounting on the shadowbox background with small pins at top and bottom of each kimono

On the wall in the entry

On the wall in the entry

Above the whimsical schnauzer print

Above the whimsical schnauzer print

I love making gifts for family and friends as well as items for the Etsy shop, but sometimes you need to just make something for yourself!

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5 thoughts on “What’s on the Wall

  1. torbengb says:

    Ha, that’s an awesome schnauzer frame! And of course you know I adore Japanese materials – your kimonos are so sweet. I wonder whether they feel too cramped in that tight box, they might like more space? But then being in a crowd is just oh so Japanese so you could say this is accurate to their natural habitat! 🙂

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