Jun 27, 2013

Origami Animals: Mouse

This cute little mouse just found a plate full of cheddar cheese, and it's ready to eat it all!
Origami Animals: Mouse

These are the models in the picture:
  • Mouse, created by Eduardo Clemente, folded for a 6" (150 mm) square of parchment paper. The instructions can be found in the book Origami : 30 fold-by-fold projects.
  • Boxes (resembling cheese), created by Tomoko Fuse, folded from 3", 4", and 6" (75, 100 and 150 mm) squares of copy paper and tant paper. The instructions can be found in the book, 12 Months in a Small Box - Autumn Winter, ISBN 4480873406.
  • 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.

Jun 16, 2013

Origami Moths

A few days ago someone mentioned in the Origami Mailing List that he found a block of notes with very thin kraft paper sheets. I'm always curious when I hear about new types of paper, so I bought one block of Kikkerland Large Kraft Notes. The paper is ultra thin and strong, very good for folding.
I also had a sample of Alios Kraft paper, and some double tissue paper, both very thin too, that I used to fold a few moths.
Origami Moths
The model is called "The LaFosse Moth". The diagrams can be found in Michaels LaFosse's book, Origami Butterflies Kit.
I folded the moths with 6"(150 mm) squares of paper. The one at the top was folded with Alios Kraft paper, the one at the middle with double tissue paper, and the one at the bottom with Kikkerland Large Kraft Notes paper.

Jun 2, 2013

Origami Boxes: Rectangular Box

Yes, I know... another box...
But I really enjoy folding Tomoko Fuse's boxes, so here it is:
Origami Boxes: Rectangular Box
The instructions can be found in Tomoko Fuse's book, Beautiful Origami Boxes.
I folded the box with 6" (150 mm) squares of scrapbook paper, 4 for the lid, 4 for the base of the box, and one for the inside liner.
Scrapbook paper is my favorite paper for boxes. It's thicker than regular origami paper, which makes the boxes sturdy, and there are a lot of beautiful patterns available to mix and match.