Jun 24, 2012

Modular Cubes

Just in the mood to fold some simple modulars...
Modular Cubes
The instructions for the cubes can be found in Tomoko Fuse's book, Unit Origami Essence, ISBN 978-4817081575.

Each cube consists of 6 modules. I used 6" (150mm) squares of scrapbook paper from a pack that I found on sale at the local craft store. Scrapbook paper is usually much cheaper than origami paper, and is perfect for modulars and simple models.

Jun 17, 2012

Origami Artist Trading Cards - Lily

Here is a pick of the cards that I sent this year to the Artist Trading Cards Swap organized by OrigamiUSA for the 2012 Convention (find more information about Artist Trading Cards here).
Origami Artist Trading Cards - Lily
I found inspiration in the book Encyclopedia of Cardmaking Techniques. I liked the idea of using the ribbon embroidery to represent the leaves and stalk, as it gave the cards some movement.
For the flower I glued an origami lily. Actually, I used half a lily in each card: I folded a lily, unfolded it, cut the square diagonally and refolded each half. It made the flower less bulky, and also allowed me to save some time.
I folded the flowers with 2" (50 mm) squares that I cut from Pacon Paper Squares - 9x9.

The lily (or iris) is a traditional origami model. The folding instructions can be found in many books and online sources .

Jun 10, 2012

A Bouquet of Origami Rosettes

This bouquet of rosettes, has been decorating my home for about two years now. It's displayed in a shadow box, right in front of my desk.
Shadow boxes are similar to picture frames, in the sense that they have a glass in the front, but they are shallow boxes, which make them suitable to display origami models (or other objects) that have volume.
A Bouquet of Origami Rosettes
The instructions to fold the flowers can be found in Tomoko Fuse's book, Origami Rosettes, ISBN 9784416309131. The book contains a lot of beautiful flowers folded from hexagons and octagons.
I cut the starting shapes from 6" (150 mm) squares of thin crisp washi paper (single color flowers), hand made tissue-tissue paper (orange/green flower) and duo origami paper (the other three bi-color flowers).

Jun 3, 2012

Origami Quilts: Wildflowers

The Wildflowers Quilts are composed of modules which are a variation of my model Wildflower.
The modules can be arranged in several different patterns, as you can see in the pictures bellow.
Origami Quilts: Wildflowers
Origami Quilts: Wildflowers
Origami Quilts: Wildflowers
For the yellow, orange, green and brown modules, I used 4" (100 mm) squares of Folia Colored Folding Squares; for the white and black modules, I used 4"(100 mm) squares of washi paper.