Wednesday, April 9, 2014

HOMEWORK ~ Reading: Washi Wonderful (and a giveaway)

Washi Wonderful Book Review via homework |  I’ve been thinking about this post for over a year and now finally I can share it with you. About a year and a half ago, the amazingly talented Jenny Doh contacted me about the possibility of being a contributor for her new book, Washi Wonderful. It was a fascinating process and I basically had to audition and submit a portfolio of projects so the editors could decide on who the contributors would be.

Washi Wonderful Book Review via homework | carolynshomework.comI stocked up on loads and loads of washi tape and got busy on my portfolio. After a few nail biting months, I received the news that I was in!  I was given a project list and creative freedom to create several versions of each project. It was a washi frenzy on my craft table for several months. Once the projects were finished, I shipped them off to be professionally photographed for the book and then waited. Books take a long time to be published, so I put it out of my mind until the other day when I received a copy in the mail.

Washi Wonderful Book Review via homework | carolynshomework.comSeveral of my projects are in the book and look – that’s me on the contributor page. Excited? Um, yes!!!
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Washi Wonderful is filled with amazing washi projects by unbelievably creative lades. I still can’t believe my name is on the same page as Jenny Doh, Ishtar Olivera Belart, Avital Gertner-Samet, Cynthia Shaffer and Anne Stills. The three projects above are examples of some of their work. Stunning!

Washi Wonderful Book Review via homework | carolynshomework.comHere are some samples of the projects I contributed to the book. Above – Washi wrapped candies.

Washi Wonderful Book Review via homework | carolynshomework.comWashi wooden serving utensils.

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Each project, like my pom pom snowman ornament, has a supply list and complete instructions.

Washi Wonderful Book Review via homework | carolynshomework.comAnd, my washi covered cans. Plus, there are loads more projects by the other contributors and myself in the book.

Washi Wonderful Book Review via homework | carolynshomework.comIt was an amazing washi journey and I’m so grateful to Jenny Doh for believing in me and giving me this opportunity.

Washi Wonderful Book Review via homework | carolynshomework.comIf you’d like to check out Washi Wonderful, I have a giveaway for a copy. Just enter using the entry form below.
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  1. I love how you used your creativeness!.. Love Washi tapes they're addicting.. :-)

  2. Congrats on the publication! and what fun looking projects!

  3. Felicidades!
    Me encantan los caramelo
    que pena no poder participar.

  4. I wish I could give you a huge hug in person to congratulate you! What an awesome accomplishment, and I love the project pics you've shared here - yours and the other contributor's projects! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Jenny Doh is ahMAZing, and I'm not surprised she contacted you! Hugs!!

  5. Congratulations!! What fun projects! I've seen so many Washi tape projects floating around, but I've never played with it before. Getting the book (and then some tape!) would make for some fun weekends in the future!


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