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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Etegami Style ATCs'

Good Morning,

Today I want to share the ATCs I made for a swap at "The Art Colony". I signed up for this swap because I have never heard of Etegami painting before and thought I would like to take a shot at it. Etegami is a Japanese folk art consisting of simple hand-painted drawings accompanied by a few words and a signature/symbol stamp in a red/orange color. When painting in the Etegami style you hold the paint brush at the top of the brush with your thumb and index finger. The clumsier the  better. Etegami painting is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I had very little control of the brush  technique when holding the brush the proper way for Etegami painting, my fingers kept wanting to hold the brush the way I would normally so half of my concentration was holding the brush correctly. I used Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Water Resistant Artist Ink and Crayola Water Paints. That's what I had on hand, not the traditional materials used with this type of painting but it worked. I made my signature stamp with a piece of linoleum left over from our camper floor. It worked pretty good. (I have a piece about 6ft x 2ft so I may be using it to make some more of my own stamps) So here's what I came up with.......

I was not very happy with the outcome when I had finished the paintings, but once they dried and I added the simple words and the signature symbol they grew on me. I may just have to give it another try. 

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  1. Lori, I like the result, this very cute .... have to continue to experiment

  2. Thanks Marghe,
    I plan to give it another go and see what I can come up with. I guess just like anything it gets better and easier with practice.

  3. Мне очень интересной показалась эта картинка! Необычно)))

  4. I thought I'd drop by today and learned something new! I guess it is like clean and simple. I love the results when others do it but mine not so much. I have to say, though, I think they are very nice. I hope you continue to experiment.

    1. I didn't like mine at firest either. But then they grew on me. I think I needed to get used to the style of the painting before I liked it.