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Origami, or how to fold paper really good.

lithilklithilk Nar ShadaaRegistered User regular
edited July 2013 in Artist's Corner
Hello I couldn't find a thread for paper arts so I thought I'd start one.

I've done origami since I was 13, but taken breaks from it during uni and stuff like that. I've dipped back into it recently and gotten into kusudamas. I've only made two so far, using 7mm x 7mm paper.

This one used 2:1 rectangles, design by Maria Sinayskaya. I really like her work.
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Igel kusudama, design by Lukasheva Ekaterina.
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What do people think? I'd love to see ones made by others!

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    MuddyParasolMuddyParasol Registered User regular
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    An origami giraffe I made while recovering from a nasty flu. I followed the directions of an old dusty library book (the best sort of library book!), which I've long since returned and sadly I don't remember who designed it.

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    lithilklithilk Nar ShadaaRegistered User regular
    Very nice! I've got that book actually, Secrets of Origami by Robert Harbin. That's Robert Neale's design. :)
    And yes, dusty old library books are the best. :D

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    MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    How big is the original paper?

    BTW, have you see Between the Folds?

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    lithilklithilk Nar ShadaaRegistered User regular
    How big is the original paper?

    BTW, have you see Between the Folds?

    I have not seen, shall commence research!

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    GristoGristo Registered User regular
    I can't contribute, but I want to see this thread keep growing.

    Also . . . isn't 7 millimeters, like, really small? Like . . . 7/10ths of a centimeter?

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    zollmaniaczollmaniac Registered User regular
    Dunno if you include book arts as being 'paper arts' but they are made of the stuff, so I thought I would post a couple of pictures. I made this journal as a present for my wife, but she's never used because she doesn't want to ruin it. I made the paper used for the cover and inserts and hand stitched the binding. Its a little dusty since the journal spends most of its time on a display shelf! Been years since I've done anything with book arts, but its something I really want to get back into.

    Anyways, never shared anything before and the pictures aren't the best (and huge in size apparently). But that's what I get for just having my iPad around and no good place to take a photo! I'll try to reduce the size tomorrow to reduce the load time. ;)

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    lithilklithilk Nar ShadaaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Gristo wrote: »
    I can't contribute, but I want to see this thread keep growing.

    Also . . . isn't 7 millimeters, like, really small? Like . . . 7/10ths of a centimeter?

    oops, I meant 7cm x 7cm. thanks for pointing that out! :D


    @zollmaniac That's fantastic! I love the marbled cover and those stitched bindings. Have you got any other examples of your work?

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    zollmaniaczollmaniac Registered User regular
    I'll see if I can dig up any my others, but I gave a lot away as presents to family who don't live close by. ;) They were done for a book arts class and the one here was by far my favorite (and one of my final projects for the class). I really want to get back into it because its actually pretty fun. If you have a chance to take a book arts class, I fully recommend it!

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    I did some modular work, but it's at my parents house
    modular origami is incredibly tedious during the task, but enormously satisfying when it's finished

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    lithilklithilk Nar ShadaaRegistered User regular
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    Latest thing I done made.

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    whoreraywhoreray Registered User regular
    If origami could be made into a delightful bomb, I bet it would look like that.

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Long ago I really was into this but everything I made I either gave away or did something else with
    But then I remembered one of the very first groups and chat rooms I ever went to on the internet was about this

    I liked making bugs and sea creatures and I will go see if I still remember how to do this now

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