I haven’t crafted in almost two months, because of bad health, so I needed a simple craft.
Google ‘notan’ (a Japanese technique) and you’ll find lots of examples (I didn’t use any examples, I rather make my own designs before seeing those of others).
Usually you use a black square piece of paper and cut out motives on all four sides, then turn them over and glue all of the black pieces on a white background.
Since I decided to make greeting cards, I adapted the technique and used black rectangles and only cut out motives on one side.
I hope you like them.
Very cool! I think one up from the last one is my fave, but they are all great.
These are very cool. Might have to ‘borrow’ another one of your ideas
Love your cards! Making notans is a lot of fun. You did great matching matching everything up, when I’ve done them in the past I always make the mistake of too many small pieces which are difficult to line up. Your cards are very striking.
These are so cool! The black-and-white makes me think of mod '60s decor - these would look fantastic as larger art prints, too!
These are amazing! The stars and circles are my favorites.
Love the stars. These are very neatly and dramatically done. Glad you found something you could have fun creating. Hope you feel like crafting even more soon.
Very cool! Love their bold, graphic impact. Feel like I tried this technique in a long-ago art class. Your cards look great!
Thanks, @endymion !
I’m pretty sure we did this at school when I was about 6 years old (52 years ago).
It didn’t have a name back then. Or perhaps in Japan it did.
Second up from the bottom is my favorite. It reminds me of a Rorschach test. Or a tribal mask. Maybe that is the test!
I totally agree!