Mar 18, 2012

Origami Decorations: Combining Models

Origami encourages creativity. Even if you do not create your own models, you can exercise your creativity by selecting different papers and colors, combining different models in a display, or finding practical uses for the models.
I usually use flat models to decorate cards and scrapbook pages, or create scenes. Modulars are perfect as hanging ornaments, and some of them can even be used as vases for origami flowers, like this one:
Origami Decorations: Combining Models

The modular in the picture above is called "Ore", and was designed by Toshikazu Kawasaki.  The diagrams are available in his book, Greatest Dream Origami (ISBN 9784255005058). It consists of six units, that are very simple to fold and assemble.
The flower and the leaves are a variation of the traditional lily.
I used 8" (200 mm) squares of coordinating scrapbook paper to fold the models.

1 comment:

Leyla Torres said...

Hi Marcela,
I am with you about creativity in origami. There are so many ways to add our own ingenuity when we fold other people's models. This Ore and flowers is a very creative combination of models. It looks like a small pineapple. I would love to fold it. Thank you for sharing!

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