Archive for 'Origami'
Heather from The Paper Place contacted us about their Great Origami Giveaway. She says “We are giving away a prize pack consisting of one of each of the 75 different origami packs we offer in our online shop” – wow, what a great prize! The contest closes on the 15th of December so hop over to The Paper Place for more information on how to enter.
If you’ve stayed in a fancy hotel, you may have seen the end of the roll of toilet paper folded into a simple, or more complex, shape. Aparently this practice is known as “toilegami” (ha!) and if you have some time on your hands and would like to inject a little upscale glamour into your bathroom, the Origami Resource Center has fold diagrams and videos showing how to make toilegami :)
Here is a lovely tutorial from Duo Fiberworks for a window star so you can have a little bit more colour during the winter months (and yes they are coming). Can you believe it is already September?
Cecilia Cotton has a lovely page on her blog with all the origami she has made including some kusudama spheres. Most pictures come complete with a link to the instructions.
Pictured above is my attempt, using a 6″ square of silvery grey origami paper. It was all pretty easy until the last step - folding up the 4 wing tips (I can never get this part looking neat with origami cranes either – it’s just too thin!). Still, I think it looks pretty cool.
Clara from Bloomize has been experimenting with 3 different origami roses - Bird Base, Kawasaki and Standard – and she shares her tips and pointers. Aren’t they all beautiful?
I love the different paper colours used to fold these origami koi, designed and folded by Sipho Mabona. And the amazingly graceful stop-motion video instructions are definitely worth watching (although it looks like it would be very complicated to fold one yourself). [via Whip Up]
This chatty frog origami model from Origamisan is hilarious – the mouth opens and closes when you move the sides of the frog in and out! If you don’t understand the fold diagrams, they also provide a helpful video demonstration. I think the green frog they fold in the video looks a lot like Kermit