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Margie Higuchi

3D Foam Shapes Japanese New Year Hagoita Tutorial

Hello and Happy New Year! My first post of the year is about my heritage and a New Year’s game that was played in Japan. Hanetsuki game is similar to badminton (hitting a birdie back and forth with a paddle). It is rarely played now and the paddle became more of a New Year’s decorative piece in the home. This is my take of the paddle created with cardstock!

Decorative Hagoita Paddle by MargieHiguchi

To create the base, I hand drew based on images on the internet onto thick white cardstock and cut with scissors. I repeated two more times, adhered all layers with Adhesive Sheets – 12×12″ and trim the excess off the edges. Note: If you still have some sticky edges, use an anti-static powder or talcum powder to alleviate the problem.

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Next I covered the paddle with three coats of Gesso (allow dry time between each coat), wrapped washi tape around the handle and painted it with Chalkboard Paint.

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I wanted to create a textured background so I grabbed my E-Z Dots® Repositionable to secure the stencil and applied Whipped Spackle.

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Now the decorating FUN begins! I applied adhesive on the back of my die cut (cut in half) using Adhesive Sheets – 4×6″ for full coverage, even with the narrow areas!

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Who says that these 3D Foam Products had to be covered with glitter, flock and such?! Color them with Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® and Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils! I used 3D Foam Garden Shapes and  3D Foam Leaves too.

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For the sequins, buttons, beads and such, I used various sizes of Dodz™ – there are three sizes: small, medium and 3D.

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Add pearls to finish…a second look at the finished Hagoita!

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Project Supplies:
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L®: Adhesive Sheets – 12×12″, E-Z Dots® Repositionable, Adhesive Sheets – 4×6″, 3D Foam Garden Shapes, 3D Foam Leaves, DODZ™ – Small, DODZ™ – Medium and DODZ™ – 3D
Cardstock: Darice and Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock®
Stencil and Sequins: Teresa Collins Design
Die Templates and Tool: Spellbinders® Creative Arts (S4-269 Lotus Pendants – retired and Tool ‘N One)
Color Mediums and Textural Mediums: Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® (Gelatos®, Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Chalkboard Paint and Whipped Spackle)
Embellishments: Bo Bunny® Press (Charm, Buttons and Metal Embellies) and Robin’s Nest (Dew Drops)
Flower and Wired Trim: Prima Marketing Inc
Pearls: Want2Scrap©
Decorative Tape: Advantus (Tim Holtz Design)
Other: Anti-Static Powder, Beads, Buttons

Do you have a New Year’s tradition? Tell us about it!
Margie Higuchi

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