ミランダ (大丈夫) (faded_lace) wrote,
ミランダ (大丈夫)
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uchiwa!

I'm home sick for the day hoping that my cold will go away in time for elementary tomorrow and the speech contest on Thursday, and I decided to do something maybe marginally productive. Or... something. At any rate, I was bad about posting photos here for most of the last year, so I decided to show off the uchiwa I've made over the past year! Actually, this isn't all the uchiwa I've made, because yomimashou has changed her favourite for like every group we like, so I've made her like twice as many uchiwa as I've made for myself, but... =___=; Here's my half of the collection, anyway! :D


First up is Chinen! This was the first uchiwa I've made, not counting my rough first attempt two summers ago when I was in Japan on holiday... and therefore it was the most creative. It was originally for the Hey! Say! JUMP 2012 tour in Nagano in August 2012. I'm actually really happy with the heart theme, and yomimashou has the Yamada and Yabu versions, while britkit27 has the Keito version. Sadly, the Yamada version will probably never see the light of day again. =____=; But at any rate, I like this one a lot~


Up next is Marius! This one was a bit of an aesthetic hassle since he doesn't have kanji, and I had to space it out with just katakana. But since it was the second one I made, I was still getting creative |D;; yomimashou has the Kento companion to this, and they were for Summary 201~


Next up is my Yugo ones! Man was the "yu" a bitch XD; I made the "yu" for Bakaleya Summary 2012, but when I got to the Junior Concert in December, I realized that Kishi was also the same Yu, and so before Crea, I made a "go" to go with it. I think they look pretty okay though? Of course at first yomimashou wanted Jesse (which looks really ugly lol, since Jesse is a lot more characters than "Mari") but then changed her mind and wanted Shintaro, so... heck, we just need Juri, Taiga, and Hokuto and we'll have everyone.


Sou! I made Sou for my little sister for the Sexy Zone 2013 New Year's concert, because Sou is her favourite. It matches Mari and yomimashou's Kento. So now we just need Fuma and Shori XD;


Last up is Reia. I made this one in a bit of a hurry before Crea, but I think it came out okay. Maybe I'll add more decoration later. And actually, at the time, yomimashou was afraid of commitment or something, so this is one of a kind, there's no set! XD;

And in case anyone is curious about the process... it takes about 3 hours to make one uchiwa, depending on the complexity. I usually do requests on the back (not pictured) like "do a peace sign!" and stuff, so that takes some time, as well. All the decorations are done in heavy-duty shimmer sticker paper, and I hand cut everything. First, I use photoshop to make a stencil, and print a the kanji or name about 20cm x 25cm (~8in x 10in). Then I cut it out and trace is reversed on the back side of the sticker paper. I only trace the outside of the kanji, and then I trace the negative space on other paper and trace that on the background colour paper. I tape the kanji stencil to the background colour paper and make a general outline for the background. Then I cut all the stickers, and put the negative space onto the kanji and then the kanji onto the background colour. Finally, I stick that onto the uchiwa. :D That takes about an hour and a half, and then the other half of the time is for the background design (which is less nerve wracking and just more time consuming cutting individual hiragana for stuff like "ピースして!")

So... hopefully that was at least somewhat entertaining? I'm pretty proud of them, anyway. ^^; And now, off to feel blah and gross for the rest of the day >__< I try not to be whiny or beg for comments, but... I'm sick and lonely, so if you want to talk to me, I'll be happy... ;A;?
Tags: being a juniors fan sucks okay, forever we can be, photos, ultra music power!, yuri is a girls name..., 時代を創ろう
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