May 27, 2012

Origami Longhorn

This longhorn is a beautiful model created by Akira Yoshizawa.
It's not very difficult to fold, but as many Yoshizawa's models, the most difficult step is the final shaping.
Origami Longhorn
I folded the longhorn with a 6" (150 mm) square of tant paper. The instructions for the model can be found in the book,  Origami Full of Life, ISBN 4916096312.

(Guess where my son is going to college...Hook 'em Horns!)

May 20, 2012

Origami Quilt: "Hearty" Strawberry

This morning the aisles in the supermarket were full of inviting, fragrant, sweet, deep red strawberries.
You never know where inspiration might be coming from...

Origami Quilt:

The strawberry quilt was folded with the same heart and flower modules that I used to fold the "Hearty" Butterfly.
I used 4 ½"(112 mm) and 2 ¼"(56 mm) squares, that I cut to size from 9" (225 mm) Pacon Paper Squares.

May 13, 2012

Graduation Card

This card is dedicated to my son, who is about to graduate from High School.
Graduation Card

The gown is a variation of a traditional box, and the cap is a preliminary base. Inside the gown, there is a card with a message. The size of the gown is also appropriate to contain bills, and can be used as a money holder.

You will need the following materials:
  • Gown: Black Cardstock 10" x 12" (250 mm x 300 mm).
  • Cap: Black Cardstock 4" x 4" (100mm x 100 mm), small tassel, brad, small piece of ribbon or sticker.
  • Card: Parchment paper 6 7/8" x 2 7/8" (172 mm x 72 mm).
  • Decorated ribbon: approximately 10" (250 mm).
  • Ruler, bone folder, pen, hole punch.
Here are the video instructions:

Congratulations to all 2012 graduates!

May 6, 2012

Mask - Variation of the Waterbomb Corrugation

I was folding a waterbomb corrugation from the book, Fujimoto World - Twist Fold, ISBN 978-4416312001 (it has so many great models!), when I came up with this variation:
Mask - Variation of the Waterbomb Corrugation
The mask was folded with a 12"square of white Strathmore Art Paper, decorated with Perfect Pearls Mists 2 Oz. Spray Bottle: Pewter.