Learn how to make the Karakuri Bako, a Japanese ‘magic box’ which contains a hidden compartment, based on the classic Jacob’s Ladder design. We’ll begin with basic box making techniques of cutting, paper selection and coordination, gluing and construction, using bookboard, Japanese Chiyogami and Nepalese Lokta papers. The key to this beautiful box lies in accurate measuring, sharp creasing and an eye for symmetry and color. Additional box instruction and materials will be available, as time allows.
Nancy Akerly’s lifelong enthusiasm for Paper Arts of all kinds expanded to origami, bookbinding and box making with Japanese and her own marbled papers. A retired public school educator, she now teaches a variety of paper art classes at folk and art schools throughout the Midwest. Her work is seen in private collections world-wide, and at Door County’s Hardy Gallery, Meadows Gallery and Glass Door Studio. Nancy and her husband live in Sister Bay, WI. www.libertygrovepaperarts.comNo tags for this post.