Koinobori is a traditional carp-shaped kite used on the Children's day in Japan.
I love them.
They are bright and colorful.
An idea came to mind: to make a pencil case, not that there is no wind here in England!
Here is the result:
How did I do that?
Here are the explanations in pictures
1. I made a sketch with rough wax pencils and then transferred it onto tracing paper
2. I used the tracing paper to transfer the sketch onto freezer paper. Then with a fine cutter I cut away all the pieces that will be painted: this step is to make a stencil.
3. The stencil/freezer paper is ironed so that the waxy side of the freezer paper sticks to the white cotton fabric.
4. The next step consists in painting using a fabric paint (I love Pebeo Setacolor opaque). Once the paint is dried, the stencil/freezer paper is peeled off and the paint is "thermo-fixed"... using an iron.
Et voilà !