A few days ago I finally had a go at the extremely kawaii art of decoden. Decoden originates from Japan, the term “deco” is intuitively short for decorated and “den” is short for “denwa” meaning “phone” in Japanese. But decoden doesn’t stop at phones, it’s taking over every type of electronic and flat surface beauty product you can think of!
You tend to find decoden amongst the Lolita girls & of course Harajuku; the supplies normally used tends to be, faux icing, baked clay goodies, flat back charms, anything that glitters and of course a million rhinestones etc…
So heres my first attempt of decoden on some glass jars:
The two smaller jars are known as decoden… I got the Hello Kitty & Rilakkuma clay goods from a recent swap, I made the ice cream scoops, heart & doughnut kitty from fuwa fuwa clay. (Known as paper clay as it dries over night on its own.) I also used some kawaii flat back charms (Caps.) I had on hand, beads, buttons & faux pearls. I used the fuwa fuwa clay to create the faux icing & pushed some through a piping gun tip to create the different texture and levels.
As for the larger jar (Which is not really decoden.) I wanted to explore what I could make on the spot with the fuwa fuwa clay…So I went with a lolita pastel theme and created a multi layered flower encrusted with a few flat back faux pearls.
Over all I would say I’m pretty happy with my first attempt at decoden and using fuwa fuwa clay of course. I still need to master the faux icing technique but I’ll get there in the end. Those decoden girls sure make it look easy haha!