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Tsumami Kanzashi Basics Tutorial by EruwaedhielElleth Tsumami Kanzashi Basics Tutorial by EruwaedhielElleth
This is the kanzashi tutorial I put together for my library display. (I know it's not really needed here on dA, there are several other, better ones, but I feel like uploading it to my gallery anyway, just 'cause. Maybe someone out there doesn't know how to use a glue gun XP)

Here's the display it was made for: fav.me/d5k4uac
There are links on there because it was meant to be printed out so people could take one home, although I'm doubtful that anyone will actually take time to type all that in. XD

If nothing else, maybe one of you can tell me how to put together a better tutorial, because this one feels cluttered to me and barely fit on the page. Is there anything unnecessary on here, in your opinion? I've been trying to think of the best way to layout the pictures and text for the projects in my kanzashi book, (although I'll have more room to work with there at least.) Any suggestions on a style or tutorial layout that you find pleasant to read and could see being done in book format? I'd love to hear!

Remember to download this tutorial for a better view!

UPDATE: I've made some quick video tutorials on basic kanzashi petals, you can see them here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCiIwh…
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
I've got to give this a shot. There are so many shapes I'm having trouble reaching with Victorian and 50s style ribbon flowers and I'm wondering how blending the two would work.

The layout looks good to me, I found it easy to follow, I'll let you know if I think of anything when I get a chance to try it :)
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Thanks, I hope this is helpful to you. There are a lot of shapes possible with kanzashi petals, if you are creative with them. I've seen combinations of kanzashi and  beaded, ribbon or french silk flowers before, and in my opinion the different styles can look very nice, and compliment each other well as long as the artist who makes them has good taste. :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
What fabrics do you use? I'm finding I definitely started with something too stiff!
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Cotton (the thinner the better), habutai silk, and thin synthetic materials like cheaper satins or "china silk" lining fabric. I've also used organza, though it doesn't create as crisp a shape as other materials. Whatever you use, be sure to starch it! starched fabrics are so much easier to handle. :)
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this . I might try it out :aww:
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very helpful tutorial, thanks!
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
I'm glad it was useful, you're welcome! :)
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ancatsidhe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Given that you made this to be printable on a standard sheet of paper, I think it looks great. I've noticed that most other tutorials online would take many more pages. What you have here is clear and concise!
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thanks for your input, I'm really struggling with formatting things to fit on one paper or .pdf page, since with digital image files you have all the space you need. It's nice to know you find this readable, I guess sometimes I can be too picky with my own work, so it's really good to know what someone else thinks. :)
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ancatsidhe Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
We're all our own worst critics, really ^_^
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