May 25, 2014

Origami Decorations: Butterflies

Michael Lafosse's origami butterflies are gorgeous, and very fun to fold. But be careful, once you fold one you will not be able to stop till you fold all of them.
That's what happened to me, I end up folding all the butterflies available in the books Origami Butterflies Kit, and Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies: Elegant Designs from a Master Folder. Here is a picture of them decorating a wall at my home.
Origami Decorations: Butterflies
I used 6"(150 mm) squares of duo origami paper, and 2" (50 mm) squares for the three smallest on the left. 
I stuck the butterflies to the wall using Saunders UHU Tac Removable Adhesive Putty Tabs.

Some close up pictures:
Origami Decorations: Butterflies

Origami Decorations: Butterflies

Origami Decorations: Butterflies

May 18, 2014

Origami Decorations: Rosette

This rosette is a beautiful model, designed by Tomoko Fuse.
Origami Decorations: Rosette
The instructions can be found in Tomoko Fuse's book, Origami Rosettes, ISBN 9784416309131.
I folded it with an octagon, cut from a 6" (150 mm) square of duo origami paper.

May 10, 2014

Origami Decorations: Modular Ornament

If you are still looking for ideas for Mother's Day gifts, here is one that will make a very nice present for your mom.
Origami Decorations: Modular Ornament
The modular ornament consists of three different pieces: a stellated octahedron, which is inside a cubic frame,  which is on top of a Columbus cube.

Here are some details:
  • Stellated octahedron, designed by Tomoko Fuse. The instructions can be found in her book Unit Origami Fantasy. It is folded with twelve  3" x 6" (75 mm x 150 mm) rectangles of duo origami paper.
  • Cubic frame, designed by Tomoko Fuse. The instructions can be found in her book, Unit Origami Wonderland, ISBN 9784817081650. It is folded with nine 3" x 7¾" (75 mm x 194 mm) rectangles of New Leaf Premium Banana Fiber Paper.
  • Culumbus cube, designed by David Mitchell. The instructions can be found in his book Mathematical Origami. It is folded with six 6" (150 mm) squares of New Leaf Premium Banana Fiber Paper.
Happy Mother's Day!

May 4, 2014

Origami Flowers: Bicolor Blue-Eyed Grass Flowers

The Bicolor Blue-Eyed Grass Flowers are the two color versions of one of my previous models.
Origami Flowers: Bicolor Blue-Eyed Grass Flowers
You can find more information and video instructions of how to fold a single color Blue-Eyed Grass Flowers here. The bicolor version, also created by me, is folded from a triangle instead of a hexagon.

I folded each flower with a triangle, cut from a 9" (225 mm) square of hand made double tissue paper.