Jul 13, 2014

Origami Boxes: Box Decorated with Washi Tape

I recently bought some Japanese Washi Masking Tape, which is a translucent paper tape that comes in several beautiful patterns. It can be used in a lot of craft projects, and I used it to decorate the origami box in the picture below:
Origami Boxes: Box Decorated with Washi Tape
To make sure that the tape will show in specific areas of the box, I first folded the box with plain copy paper and unfolded it, keeping in mind the specific areas I wanted to decorate. Then I applied the washi tape in those areas, and refolded the box, reinforcing the creases where the tape was applied.
The box was designed by Tomoko Fuse. The instructions are available in her book, Origami Boxes from a Single Sheet, ISBN 4480872035 (in Japanese).
I used two 4¼" x 11" (108 mm x 279 mm) rectangles of color copy paper, one for the bottom of the box and another one for the lid.

Jul 6, 2014

Origami Accessories: Handbag

This Handbag, designed by Paolo Bascetta will make a charming decoration for a girl's room.
Origami Accessories: Handbag
The instructions can be found in the book, Origami, by Paolo Bascetta, ISBN 9788873870258.
I folded the handbag with a rectangle, A4 proportions, cut from a 12" (350 mm) square of scrapbook paper, and decorated it with a scrapbooking embellishment.