Sunday, May 16, 2010

Goggles made of "Washi"

When I saw that Launch Projects had a call for submissions for their "Washi: Remember When...", show, I felt I just needed to take up the challenge. It's all part of the "Washi Birthday Bash" which will take place in Toronto next month to celebrate 1400 years of this fabulous paper.

Now if you've ever had the pleasure of working with Washi, you probably have observed that it's pretty delicate, yet quite strong. Why in the world I decided to create a pair of flyers goggles as part of my piece was definately an exercise in patience and ingenuity. So, using the Washi, some matte medium and, my favorite building material, toilet tube rolls, I embarked on my goggle making.

I finished them up 2 days ago and was so pleased at how they turned out, that I immediately pinned them on the styrofoam head I have hanging around and plopped my flyers hat on top.

Cool. I need to share this.

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  1. i like these washi goggled. cool idea.

  2. Thank you! I had loads of fun making them. I actually made a pilots helmet out of paper for another project, which I will post shortly.