Kodomo Addendum

Here is one look at the Edo Ori Bako set along with the wood tiles. The stamps are die-cut foam.

Here is one look at the Edo Ori Bako set along with the wood tiles. The stamps are die-cut foam.

Another fun product from Kodomo are the Edo Ori Bako sets. These are little boxes handmade from thin slices of spruce. The smooth surface easily takes acrylic paint, pigment and chalk inks, chalk and watercolor. And the boxes come with 20 little wood tiles, which are great fun to decorate. Because they are so lightweight, these would make great embellishments on a card or on top of the box itself.

Here are some decorated tiles:

Wood tile samples

Wood tile samples

Small VersaColor cubes were used directly on the “R” tile. (Butterfly punch, Martha Stewart.)  Twinkling H2Os were painted on the Pagoda tile. The pagoda was stamped in Ancient Page Coal, then selectively tinted with colored pencils. The brown tile was painted with Ranger Adirondack Hazelnut dabber and the flower grid stamp (Hero Arts) was embossed in white.  The pink tile was coated with Pan Pastel Magenta Tint, then stamped with Hero Arts swirl with flowers image in Prussian Blue Colorbox Chalk Ink. The tile was sprayed with a fixative, then dots of Ranger Liquid Pearls were added.

Kodomo Tiles 2

Kodomo Tiles 2

The sunset tile is more glittery in person. It was painted with USArtquest’s Sparkling Pastelles, then stamped in Ancient Page Coal using Kodomo’s Bamboo Lake. The next tile was made by rubbing Adirondack Light Cloudy Blue directly on the tile, then buffed lightly. The gingko leaf (Kodomo) was stamped in dark brown Colorbox Chalk. The Kodomo flower was stamped on the natural wood using Antique Pewter pigment ink. Frayed Burlap Stickles add dots of glitz. And last, we have a tile painted with a light wash of Adirondack white acrylic dabber, then stamped with Sakura III using Ruby Chalk Ink, with green marker on the stems. Gold Stickles was added to the centers of the flowers.

I haven’t decided yet how to decorate the box. I’m thinking pretty Asian themed paper… what do you think?

For more info on Kodomo, check out their website: www.kodomoinc.com.

More Kodomo

I mentioned washi tape in an earlier post. Here’s a look at washi tape, and some ways to use it:

Washi tape

Washi tape

This thin, sticky backed tape comes in rolls, is easy to tear, and is sheer enough that overlapping gives you depths of color. The tape also takes heat embossing and punching.  The stamps used are all Kodomo.

Here are more samples:

Kodomo Geisha

Kodomo Geisha

kodomo dragonfly