Sep 24, 2012

Origami Artist Trading Cards - Goldfish

It's always a lot of fun to make Artist Trading Cards! (ATCs)
These are the ones I made for the ATCs swap that will take place at the 2da Convención Nacional de Origami Argentina (Origami Argentina 2nd National Convention) on October 6th -8th, 2012.
Origami Artist Trading Cards - Goldfish
If you are not familiar with ATCs, you can find more information here.

The origami goldfish is my design. Each goldfish was folded with a 1¼" x 1" (32 mm x 25 mm) rectangle of pink origami foil paper. You can find the instructions to fold it here.

I look forward to seeing the traded cards!

Sep 14, 2012

Halloween Decoration: Origami Ghost - New Video

I recently created a new origami ghost that is very easy to fold. You can make seversal ghosts of different sizes and hang them around the house as Halloween decorations.
Halloween Decorations: Origami Ghost - New Video
For the models in the picture, I used 6" (150 mm) white regular origami paper, but you can also use copy paper. And why not use origami fluorescent paper?, they will surely look spookier!

Here is a video showing how to fold the origami ghost:

I hope you like it!

Sep 8, 2012

Origami Tower Box

One of the advantages of submitting diagrams to origami societies and conventions is, that if they are published, you receive a free copy of the publication.
That's how I got the Orison magazine Number 4 - 2012, published by the Origami Society Netherlands, where the diagram of my model Butterfly Tato was published.
It's in this magazine, that I found the instructions to make this beautiful Tower Box, designed by Winson Chan.
Origami Tower Box
The Tower Box is a set of stacked boxes, where the lid of one box is connected to the base of another box. It has three different sections: bottom, middle and top. I folded three middle sections, but you can fold any number of them.
Origami Tower Box
Each section of the box is folded with several pieces of paper of the same size (modular box): 5 for the bottom, 8 for each middle, and 4 for the top. I used 6" (150 mm) squares of scrapbook paper.
Besides the Orison magazine, I later found out that the instructions to fold the Tower Box are also available here.