Archive for November 2012

Christmas is coming


Friday, November 30 by

A preview of what's to come...

Christmas is coming, yay! So much seasonal origami is coming. I have so much planned: the twelve days of Christmas in origami, the manger scene en papier and an origami-themed advent calendar!

I haven't decided on the advent calendar yet. Any suggestions or advent calendar inspiration out there? What Christmas origami models do you love the most?



Wednesday, November 28 by

Hello, here are some recent things I've been folding: a cute 3-D elephant, a sea star from a new book, and a cool star box.

Sea star is from The complete book of origami by Robert Lang, and the star box is from GoOrigami.
Hope you're having a wonderful day!

An experiment in Tesselations


Monday, November 26 by

So... I'm not the biggest fan of tessellations  or modular origami, for that matter. I like the image/nature-orientated origami and am not as much into the geometric parts/repetition side. However recently I decided to give it a try with a design I really like. Hydrangea by Shuzo Fujimoto  is fairly simple for 3 layers and after several practice rounds I decided to add multiple layers. Here's my model progression.

-traditional 3 layers

-four layers out of a square made from letter paper, hence the binder hole

-5 layers!

-a tiny one with 3 layers

-the whole family, with a pretty pink original

-another 'family portrait'; monochromatic this time

It turned out to be a pretty enjoyable experience. I realized more layers required more paper to work with-- aka larger paper. Although I didn't get up to as many levels in the video, it still was very rewarding :)

Woodland creatures


Thursday, November 22 by

Well,  I was all ready to devote my time to some Thanksgiving decor when I hit a wall. There are very few origami designs out there for Turkey day. Yes, a few turkeys, but nothing too advanced or elegant. So I decided to make a bunch of other fall creatures to join my lone turkey.

turkey. instructions: 'thanksgiving turkey' on Origami Resource Center.

frog on a lily-pad. instructions: by Collin Weber.

fox. instructions: YouTube.

squirrel (and apple). forgot to take pics of this one before i gave it to my friend to fuel her squirrel obsession. instructions: YouTube

I really like how the frog on a lily pad design turned out. Using double sided paper definitely helps complete the look. Otherwise half the pad is white and half is the frog's color. A lot of the themed origami designs come from happypuppytruffles on YouTube.  Check out her designs here. Most of them are great for beginners/intermediates.

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