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Kimono Girl Collage by Rachel Taylor

Here's how to make your very own Kimono Girl Collage. Her name is Aki and sheʼs super sweet and very easy to make!

You will need:
- 1 template sheet (download Aki Template here)
- a selection of colored and patterned origami papers
- tracing paper
- scissors
- ruler
- glue stick
- pencil

Step 1:
First of all, you need to download and print off the black and white template I have provided, for the various parts of Akiʼs dress and hair etc.
Then you can either simply cut out each white section and draw around these, or do what I have done and trace them.

Step 2:
If you have traced the elements - turn over the tracing paper and draw over your pencil lines. You should now have the same outlines on your colored papers, ready to cut out!

Step 3:
Cut around the lines carefully, using a different pattern for each part of Aki. You can either draw on your own face using coloured pens, or simply cut out the face from the template

Step 4:
Choose your background paper. Here, I have chosen a light pink candy stripe and cut a square 15.5cm/ 6ʼ in size. Choses a background paper which will contrast Akiʼs colourful clothes, so she will stand out! Now you are ready to arrange all the little parts, which will make up your finished piece of art.

Step 5:
Carefully place all the pieces together and begin to glue stick them down. You will need to begin with thebottom layers and work upwards. So start with her dress, then face, then add hair and belt etc.

Step 6:
Voila! The finished piece. You can frame your lovely Aki collage, or stick it to the front of a blank greeting card.

Have Fun,

//Rachel

 

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