I decided to gather a few materials from my â€œleftoversâ€ pile to see if I can get the right colours for a cut out collage type of artworkâ€¦..
â€¦ and I remembered that I had a few shikishi boards (decorative calligraphy boards) from Daiso (Â¥100 shop) a long time ago.
I went online to see images of Gachapin and see if I can make a nice cut out. I started with the main body and arms, followed by his tummy area, which was just layered pink cardboard paper over peach magazine paper.
The eyes were basically black cardboard paper and some white paper from the magazine.
I also had leftover faux chiyogami from a Â¥100 shop, so I decided to cut out the groups of flowers from the page and leave the rest for the next project.
I placed everything on the shikishi and this is how it turned out