BiriBiri Art Series: Bear Paper Painting Wall Art

This “BiriBiri Art Series: Bear Paper Painting Wall Art” is a sponsored post on behalf of U-CAN. I was sent samples of BiriBiri products to review and was compensated for my time to write this post. All opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

Woot! So excited to share my second project from this BiriBiri Art Series. Seriously, how cool is this Japanese new technique? I made this cute bear paper painting with a homemade gold polka dot frame. When I saw this kit I immediately imagined it on my girl’s bed wall. When I was done and hung it, I was so excited that couldn’t wait for my girl to get home and see it!

BiriBiri Art Series: Cute Bear Paper Painting Wall Art

BiriBiri Art Series: Cute Bear Paper Painting Wall Art

She loved it! I so love creating things for her. This project was challenging since it was barely my second time doing paper painting but I love how it turned out. It got easier as I kept doing it.

For those of you who didn’t see the first project: BiriBiri Art Series: Paper Painting Iris Wall Art and don’t know what BiriBiri is, BiriBiri is a new art style from Japan and it consists of cutting and pasting colorful Japanese washi to create images that look like paintings. It was created by U-CAN. U-CAN has aided their customers through each individual’s life-long learning process over the last 60 years. The U-CAN Learning Method (ULM) is a learning platform for BiriBiri techniques to help you develop your artistic style and process. You can watch video tutorials, read easy how-to guides, and ask any questions to BiriBiri teachers online. ULM is available to those who purchase any BiriBiri Project, which includes the ULM and Kit.

So… without further ado, are you ready to get to make one of these Cute Bear Paper Painting Wall Art?

Let’s go…

What you need:

  • Bear BiriBiri Collage Kit
  • A starter Kit
  • Wood board
  • Wood Sticks
  • 45º Set Square
  • White and gold acrylic paint.
  • Red Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Blue coloring pencil and sharpener
  • Brush
  • Rounded foam brush.
  • Wood hand saw {with blade for delicate cut or you can ask on a hardware store to cut them for you on 45 degrees.}
  • Glue, nails and hammer.

Check out this video tutorial so you have an idea of how this works.

So… Just like with the previous project, the first step is transferring the design to the given board. For this you need to use the blue transfer paper with the waxy side facing your board. Use the Clips to hold the design and board in place and draw all the design.

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You will get your design drawn in blue like this:

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Each design has some circles with patterns and number and that the design also has those patterns. That is your reference as for what washi to use on each part of the design.

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Then start picking the right paper for each piece of the design and using a slight sharp tool {screwdriver, emboss tool and even the tweezers do} and transfer the design through embossing to the paper. This will leave a mark on the paper that we use to tear the paper.

I started with the whole brown bear texture as it’s directed in the design sheet.

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With a brush spread the given glue {diluted 1:1 with water as it’s directed} and place the washi in place tapping with fingers and making air flow away.

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Then I worked my way to the upper pieces. Like the belly, paws, ears, eyes, nose, etc. Then I worked on the heart balloon. First added a strip of black washi and then tore the red heart from the red washi.

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