Jul 30, 2011

Goldfish - New Origami Model

The best thing about this Goldfish is, that in order to fold it, you will have the perfect excuse to eat a chocolate, candy or cookie that is wrapped in a golden rectangular paper! But don't worry if you are on a diet, you can also use foil origami paper.

Goldfish - New Origami Model

The goldfish is very easy to fold. You can find the diagram here.
This model is folded from a rectangle. The diagram shows how to obtain a 4:3 (or 1.33:1) rectangle from a square paper, but it will also work with rectangles of slightly different proportions, like letter size or A4 paper proportions.
I folded the big goldfish with cookie (alfajor) wrapping paper, that is approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". For the small ones, I used 3" squares of foil origami paper that I cut into 2 1/4" x 3"rectangles.

Goldfish - New Origami Model

Have fun!

Jul 24, 2011

Metro Cards Origami: Simple Ring

Whenever I come back from my vacations, I end up with a lot of interesting and colorful paper: Attractions tickets and brochures, metro cards, candy and cookies wrappers, among others.
Most of them are suitable to be folded into origami models that can embellish an scrapbook page about your trip, or can be used as decorations.
This is one example, a simple ring that I made with Metro Cards.

The ring consists of 14 "Business Cards Simple Units".  The unit is very simple to fold and assemble. I was lucky enough to get various metro cards designs, so the ring ended up being very colorful.
The instructions are available in http://www.origami-resource-center.com/business-card-ring.html. The link mentions that the units were inspired and modified from the units created by Mette Pederson, but it does not mention who created the variation. Please leave me a comment if you know the creator, so I can give him/her the proper credit.

Jul 15, 2011

Funny Pig - New Origami Model and Video

Just for fun:

Funny Pig - New Origami Model and Video


Funny Pig - New Origami Model and Video

The funny pig is my design. The models in the pictures were folded with 6" (150 mm) squares of duo kami paper, and the one in the video was folded with a 8" (200 mm) square of the same paper.
You may wonder why I made a green version, but while I was designing this model, I realized that it looked a little bit like the pigs in the angry birds game.

Here are the instructions:


Have fun!

Jul 9, 2011

Aerostatic Balloon - New Origami Model

I designed this model for the Monthly Folding Challenge of July of the Origami Forum. The subject of the challenge is "In the sky".

Aerostatic Balloon - New Origami Model

The model was folded from a 6" x 17" (150 mm  x 425 mm) rectangle of parchment paper, no cuts, no glue.

Jul 3, 2011

Primrose Tato - New Origami Model and Video

If you've been following my blog for a while, you probably have noticed that I love to fold cards and tatos, so here is another one:

Primrose Tato - New Origami Model and Video

The primrose tato is my design. The one in the picture was folded with a 6" (150 mm) square of duo kami paper, and the one in the video was folded with  a 8" (200 mm) of the same paper.
If you want to use the model as a greeting card or an invitation, I would recommend to use at least an 8" square. Scrapbook paper (not cardstock) will look nice too.
Here are the instruccions:



Enjoy your foldings!