Oct 27, 2014

Origami Decorations: Stella Veneziana (Venetian Star)

The Stella Veneziana (Venetian Star) is a very beautiful modular decoration designed by Paolo Bascetta and Francesco Decio.
Origami Decorations: Stella Veneziana (Venetian Star)
The instructions are available in the books Origami Europe: Colour edition, and Origami Europe: Black and white edition.
The Stella Veneziana consists of several modular stars, inserted one into the other. The model in the picture has 7 stars.
Each star is made with eight modules, each one folded with a square of color copy paper.
I used squares of different sizes, from 8½" (216 mm) to 2 1/8" (54 mm).


Sep 28, 2014

Halloween Decorations: Good Witch

I think this is probably a good witch. She doesn't look scary, does she?
Halloween Decorations: Good Witch
I created the good witch doll with traditional kusudama pieces. I was inspired by the paper dolls from the book Creating Lovely Paper-Flower Dolls.
I folded the kusudama pieces with 8” (200 mm) and 4” (100 mm) squares of scrapbook paper.
I completed the doll with a Sets of doll head and hands and a few accessories.

Happy Halloween!