Each wallet we make is individually hand punched and handstitched together using Japanese waxed thread to ensure that it looks amazing and lasts for years! More about Ryokō on www.ryokobags.com and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for cobranding projects and corporate gifts 🎁
Liminal Moment by Bobbette Rose - Encaustic Monotype on Paper. These are paintings done directly on a heated plate with pigmented wax. Paper is laid on top and the image is offset onto the paper, similar to a typical monotype but no press. She does sveral thin layers, each time laying the paper down on the heated plate. In the final stage she often paints back into the image with a oil paint and a brush. Japanese washi paper used for this process, then matt and frame them under glass…
Gillian Allen - I have been using T shirt transfers printed with my inkjet from scans from various sources. These were pressed onto transparent clay which had been put through the pasta machine on its thinnest setting (use wax paper) then baked for 15mins at 230 in the oven. The paper peels off and the transfer is applied to a cracked silver leaf covered black clay whith a light coat of fabric glue to stick down. The top is given 3 wet n dry sandings to bring out the transparency.
Absorption Ratings of Carrier Oils These common carrier oils are used in cosmetics, bath and body products. It is important to know how these ingredients rate for absorption, especially if you are planning to include them in homemade products. If you are not a wildcrafter, it is still a good way to educate yourself about the ingredients found in the products you use.
Kappabashi: Do you know how a lot of Japanese food places have fake foods outside showing you what the food looks like? There’s a chance they got it at Kappabashi, the kitchen capital of Tokyo. You can buy things for your restaurant, but the best part is the fake food, I think. It’s surprisingly expensive, too.