This cat silhouette greeting card uses joss paper as a background. Joss paper or "ghost money" can be bought very cheaply in big packs from Chinese supermarkets. It is traditionally burned as part of a Chinese ceremony. However the rich colors and textures of the papers also make an interesting art material. The papers often have squares of gold or silver leaf on a background of white, orange or red.
Beautiful colours and textures on a selection of joss paper
: 15 minutes (this can be preparation or actual activity time)
: 5-10's, Over 10's
Gold leaf on rich orange background makes a striking background for the card
White pencil shows up well on black card
Cut out and then turn over to hide any white marks
You could try other silhouettes such as bats, birds, trees, houses, city skylines etc. Please share a picture of your joss paper creation via the Comments section.
#5 to 10s
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