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Week 14 (Day 02): Love Letter

Origami Love Letter
Francis Ow, the specialist in origami hearts, is the designer of this origami letter. The letter is pretty easy to fold and makes a great gift for Valentine’s day, though I don’t know how easy it will be to fold it back to the original shape, once unfolded! Will require some practise I think.

The heart doesn’t really show till it is locked into place, by inserting it under the triangular tab at the top (refer to the next picture).

I think the letter will look much better if folded from single sided paper, rather than paper with print on both sides. That will bring out the heart much better.

Origami Details

Model: Love Letter

Creator: Francis Ow

Website: Francis Ow’s Origami Page

Difficulty Level: Simple

Tutorial Link: Youtube

Paper Size: 6 inches square

Origami Love Letter Open

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Long time!

Its been about a couple of weeks since I have posted! I am sorry about that.

Work has taken over my life completely!! And I am also in the process of moving over to a new blog. So that takes over the rest of my time 🙂

But, with Valentine’s day coming up, I will soon be posting on some Valentine origami. In the meanwhile, here are a few of my valentine favourites – Heart card, Heart box and Heart ring..

8 Pointed Star

Origami 8 Pointed Star - Gold

The 8 Pointed Star will be a sure addition to my Christmas tree! The star is made from a single square of paper and isn’t very difficult to make.

I tried making the star using thin gold paper and thicker wrapper paper. In both cases, the star turned out quite well.

Origami Details:

Model: 8 Pointed Star

Creator: John Montroll

Book: Christmas Origami

Author: John Montroll

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Paper Size: 6 – 7 inches square

Origami 8 Pointed Star

Star of Bethlehem

Origami Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem was the first origami that I tried from the book ‘Christmas Origami‘. The book is authored by John Montroll and has quite a collection of origami for Christmas, all of them made from a single sheet of paper.

The Star of Bethlehem was not very difficult to make, though I am not sure of how to make the arms stand right, without glueing the corners. I am making the 8-pointed star next and hope that it will come out better than this one did.

Origami Details:

Model: Star of Bethlehem

Creator: John Montroll

Book: Christmas Origami

Author: John Montroll

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Paper Size: 6 inches square

Braided Bookmark

Braided Bookmark

Here is something that isn’t origami per se, but does deal with paper and proves to be quite interesting. Paper braiding involves braiding or weaving thin strips of paper to form objects.

I found instructions for this bookmark on Youtube and gave it a go. I had used quilling paper and the bookmark turned out a little too thin. This might actually work better as a bracelet.

Details:

Model: Braided Bookmark

Origin: Traditional

Difficulty Level: Simple

Tutorial Link: Youtube Part 1 & Part 2

Week 11 (Day 06): Jack-o’-Lantern – 3D

Origami Jack O Lantern 3D

After completing the flat version of Jack-o-Lantern, I was searching for one that would not lie flat, a 3D version. And found this beautiful one, created by Tomohiro Tachi.

The CP for folding it is available on Flikr! I haven’t done much folding using CP, but that wasn’t an issue since Jo Nakashima has posted a detailed, clear and very useful tutorial on Youtube for folding the model.

Origami Details:

Model: Jack-o’-Lantern

Creator: Tomohiro Tachi

Creator’s Links: Website, Flickr!, Youtube

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tutorial Link: Youtube

Paper size: A4

Origami Jack O Lantern Corrugation - Top

Week 11 (Day 06): Jack-o’-Lantern

Origami Jack o Lantern

Jack-o’-Lanterns are quite common origami models and these range from the ultra simple to the more complex ones.

This Jack-o’-lantern is from one of the Origami Tanteidans. Book 17 to be precise. I have previously worked on a couple of designs from this book and this was the third one.

After completing the design, I felt that it would have been better if the yellow/orange had formed the majority of the design, with white teeth and eyes. But this is as per the instructions in the book.

Origami Details:

Model: Jack-o’-Lantern

Creator: Jun Maekawa

Book: Origami Tanteidan Vol 17

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Paper Size: 5 inch square

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