My Husband just called to inform that he will be traveling in the upcoming months ... It's Japan again ... my favorite place!
He travels there often and always returns home with some very interesting candy for my kids. We never know what it will be and I have to tell you, I have only actually tried a few of the 'sweets' he has brought back.
Why you might ask ... well here's why ... I learned early on in his traveling days that a lot of the Japanese candies are made from bean paste ... and I love beans, but here's where I have an issue ... I can not wrap my brain around the idea that beans are a sweet treat. To me the are salty, savory and are often slathered with onions and cilantro. So ... do you understand my problem?
Here's a funny story ... so my mother had a Japanese foreign exchange student named Yoshiko come to live her for a year. We introduced her to all of our favorite foods, including refried beans ... she tried them and nearly spit them out on her plate ... she could not wrap her brain around the idea that they were not sweet!
Japanese Candy Collage and Doodles
The wrapping and presentation is a feast for my eyes ... I love all the color and love the attention to details.
Japanese Candy Wrapper Collage:
Unwrap and flatten colorful candy wrappers ... feed the candy to your children!
Cut out random shapes and swirls from the wrappers.
Using a glue stick, randomly adhere the pieces to a panel of watercolor paper.
Free motion stitch the wrappers in place and then onto the card in swirls and loop patterns.
Add some color with watercolor pencils and doodle shapes with a black marker.
Here's to Japanese candy, happy and safe travels for my husband and crafting and doodling!