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WTL: Washi Critters #2 Cat

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Swap Coordinator:orneryswife (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Art 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:October 4, 2013
Date items must be sent by:October 28, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

Last month we did a Washi Bird, and it has been suggested members might enjoy trying a few other critters, so this is the second in a series of Washi Tape critters; the ever popular CAT!

For this swap, you will make one hand-crafted cat for one partner. Here are some details, but if you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

  • Size should be between 4 and 8 inches at the largest point. Remember mailing when you design it--the bigger it is the more it will cost to mail.
  • Media can be anything you want, but it must be decorated with Washi Tape.
  • It can be any type of cat--domestic or wild. And it can either just be the face or the whole cat as long as the dimensions are at least 4 inches. We don't want any shrimpy cats!
  • Your cat must be sturdy enough that it won't bend or droop when hanging. We don't want wimpy cats either!
  • Attach a hanger or some sort. If you punch a hole, make sure it is clean and not ragged looking.
  • You can decorate the back if you like but it is not necessary. Just be sure your washi tape is secured well. You may need to fold the edges of the tape around to the back and cover it up with another piece of paper where you can write your name, swap name and date.

You can add other embellishments as you wish, but just make sure there is a good amount of washi tape on it. This is a great chance to try some fun combinations! (Think calico!)

If you need ideas for how to make the shape, you can Google images for silhouettes. They will give you a good idea of the actual shape to start with.

To make it sturdy, you might cut your shape from a clean cereal or cracker box for the base, then either paint it to cover the images (since washi tape is so transparent) or cover it with card stock or printed paper.

For the hanger, you could use ribbon, wire (with beads?), twine, an ornament hanger, etc.

Feel free to stamp/emboss on it, add glitter-glue, googly eyes, beads, a collar, ephemera, ribbon, chain, etc... Really, the possibilities are endless, and the fun is pretty much over the top!

Pack it carefully for mailing. After all that work, you would hate for it to be damaged in transit!

REMINDER: If 10 people participate in this swap, your names will be put into a drawing for 10 pieces of Washi tape! And if 15 people participate, your names will be put into a drawing for a roll of Washi Tape!!!


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