Apr 29, 2012

Origami Display at First Colony Branch Library

Today, I would like to share some pictures of the origami display that I set up at First Colony Branch Library, located in 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, Texas.
Origami Display at First Colony Branch Library
The models will be displayed during the whole month of May. It includes models from different creators (T. Fuse, M LaFosse, S. Fujimoto, T. Kawasaki, to name a few of them), and some of my own design, all folded by me.
Origami Display at First Colony Branch Library

Apr 22, 2012

Stars, by Shuzo Fujimoto

This beautiful model is from the book, Fujimoto World - Twist Fold, ISBN 978-4416312001. I'm not sure which is the real name that the model is given in book (I think I will have to learn Japanese!), but it looks like a series of stars.

Stars, by Shuzo Fujimoto

The model was folded with a 5" x 28" (125 mm x 700 mm) rectangle of kraft paper. It starts by folding a 60ยบ grid. I took me a while to figure out how to collapse each star, but it was a fun challenge and I liked the end result a lot.

For future reference, if you happen to have the book, and you know how to read Japanese, please leave me a comment with the name of the model.

Apr 15, 2012

Flower Vase Cover - Origami Corrugation

This is another example of how to decorate with origami. Origami corrugations can be used as flower vase covers. If folded from translucent, nonflammable paper, they can also be used as lampshades.

Flower Vase Cover - Origami Corrugation
This Flower Vase Cover was folded with a 12" (300 mm) square of black cardstock that I had first decorated with Perfect Pearls Mists 2 Oz. Spray Bottle: Pewter, to get a pearlescent shimmer.
The model is from the book, Home Decorating with Origami, by Tomoko Fuse.

Apr 8, 2012

Origami for a Sunday Afternoon

Is there a better way to relax on a Sunday afternoon than having a cup of coffee and a mini chocolate cake?
Yes, of course... Folding them!

Origami for a Sunday Afternoon

Here are the details of the models:
  • Cup, created by Shuzo Fujimoto, folded from a 12" x 6" (300 mm x 150 mm) rectangle of scrapbook paper. The instructions can be found in the book, Fujimoto World - Twist Fold, ISBN 978-4416312001.
  • Chocolate cake, created by Yoshihide Momotani, folded from a 6" x 3" (150 mm x 75 mm) rectangle of scrapbook paper. The instructions can be found in the book, Cute Origami, ISBN 4416303017.
  • Saucer, created by Yoshihide Momotani, folded from two 6" (150 mm) squares of scrapbook paper. The instructions can be found in the book, Doll's House with Origami, ISBN 4416303017.

Apr 1, 2012

Origami Modular

This beautiful modular is from the book Origami New Discovery II, by Kunihiko Kasahara, ISBN 9784817080868.
Origami Modular
I'm not sure about the name of model, as the book is in Japanese. I liked it because each side looks like a rose. It consists of 12 units that are very easy to fold and assemble.
I folded each unit with a 3" (75mm) square of duo origami paper, solid color on one side and patterned on the other.