Today’s assignment: Step outside of the box. Possibly even your creative comfort zone. Into a world of craft whimsy you may have yet to explore. I’m actually going to make that assignment very easy for you by sharing an incredibly fascinating artist and designer: Ebony Bizys, aka: Hello Sandwich.
Ebony, is an Australian artist and graphic designer living in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. She and I connected a while back when she was putting together her amazing little sourcebook, Hello Sandwich Gift Wrapping Zine (now available in PDF version so you can get started right away wrapping gifts in unique style for the holidays!) Ebony takes upcycling, repurposing, washi tape, even dish sponges to a whole new level.
Oh, look! There’s my wrapping paper made from scanned vintage paint-by-numbers!
If you want to see some of this wrapping goodness on video, you’re in luck: Hello Sandwich Craft TV.
You can even order her darling It’s Dots wrapping paper for yourself!
ANOTHER fabulous goodie she’s involved in, the Japanese craft Kawaii Wrapping Materials Book!To help you with your assignment, here are more links:
And another great interview on The Girl with a Sachel blog.
Be certain to bookmark the Hello Sandwich blog. She shares many of the projects from her books and one of my favorite eye-candy posts is her visit to the mt Expo!I hope you enjoyed learning about Ebony’s great style, projects and publications as much as I enjoyed sharing it all!