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Allan Peters

Allan Peters

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★ Origamic Architecture Instructions & Free Kirigami Templates ★ Architectural origami is the art of paper cutting to create 3D buildings – from just one sheet of paper! The designs range from the simple to the exceptionally intricate, and the subject matter can be anything from a whole city to a famous landmark or even your own house. This page will focus on 90° pop-up buildings and detailed shapes, where the 3D design emerges and is fully visible when the paper is folded to an angle of 90 degrees. That means that this technique is well suited to making impressive pop-up cards as well – although you won’t be mass producing these for all your colleagues at Christmas (unless you start in January!) Below you will find inspirational examples of origami artist’s work, advice for creating your own artwork, plus free online downloads.

childrens furniture jack beveridge and joshua lake jun 22, 2013 children's drawings made into furniture first image: the first two chairs produced from the children’s furniture collection jack beveridge and joshua lake‘s ‘children’s furniture project sees the duo translate drawings of chairs by eight year olds into real pieces of furniture. ‘we wanted to explore the untainted imagination of a child. a class of 7-8 year olds designed their vision of a chair, we made them into reality.’ 14 Useful Sites on Paper Folding Instructions and Origami Tutorials Origami is the art of paper folding which originated in Japan in the 17th century. It is now very popular even outside Japan. The term comes from the Japanese word ori meaning “folding” and gami (kami) meaning “paper.” There is a rich connection between origami and mathematics (read Origamics: Mathematical Explorations Through Paper Folding ).

Polyhedra Origami (from one sheet) This page is dedicated to origami polyhedra - paper polyhedron models made from a single sheet of paper. These include 3D geometric shapes such as cubes, tetrahedrons, pyramids and more. Polyhedra made with a single sheet of paper is somewhat more rare and difficult to fold; most are the crease-and-collapse type. In contrast, origami polyhedra made using many sheets of paper is quite abundant. Click here to read about modular origami and here to get free diagrams. Diagrams for Single-Sheet Polyhedra How to Scan Film Negatives with a DSLR Well, lets just say I’ve gotten better at this over the last couple of years. The left image was one of the first I’ve “scanned” with my DSLR, and the one on the right I’ve just rescanned using the techniques described below (higher resolution available here). Right now I can get higher resolution and better image quality that what street labs give you on CD.

Modular Origami: How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units Modular Origami: How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units Modular origami is a technique that can be used to build some pretty interesting and impressive models of mathematical objects. In modular origami, you combine multiple units folded from single pieces of paper into more complicated forms. The Sonobe unit is a simple example unit from modular origami that is both easy to fold and compatible for constructing a large variety of models. New High-Quality Free Fonts Advertisement Meet the new Sketch Handbook, our brand new Smashing book that will help you master all the tricky, advanced facets of Sketch. Filled with practical examples and tutorials in 12 chapters, the book will help you become more proficient in your work. Get the book now →

How to Cut Intricate Patterns in Paper Paper cutting is either done with a craft knife or scissors. Where an intricate pattern is cut out of a flat piece of paper, a craft knife is usually used, but where the paper is folded, small sharp scissors are used instead. Paper cutting most likely originated in China, and Chinese paper cuts are flat (i.e. there is no folding) and are often done in red paper. Japanese paper cutting is called kiri-e, and kirigami is the application of kiri-e to origami i.e. it combines folding with the paper cutting. Kirigami is where cuts are made on a folded base and this often produces a symmetrical pattern as a result.

Gelli Printing with DIY Layered Texture Plates You can make texture plates to match the size of your Gelli plate, or make smaller plates that can be used as stamps. This technique is especially fun for making custom texture plates designed specifically for your Round Gelli Plate. Texture plates can be made from many different materials. The material used in the video is...heavyweight fusible stabilizer. It's perfect for making quick layered texture plates that are ready to use right away.I use Peltex 71F (by Pellon) — a heavyweight stabilizer with fusible adhesive on one side. It's a stiff non-woven polyester material about 1/16" thick.

Paper Crafty: 12 Cardboard Artists Think Outside the Box Paper Crafty: 12 Cardboard Artists Think Outside the Box Article by Steph, filed under Sculpture & Craft in the Art category. Cardboard is a mundane material, so often cast off and thrown away or recycled – but these 12 artists have transformed it into objects that are anything but disposable. Recycled Art Remember that giant heart my students made out of cardboard tubes? Well it was taken to the annual recycled art exhibit I participate in and was proudly displayed amongst some really wonderful recycled art projects from local schools in the area. Here are some highlights (and if you didn't see our project, you can click HeRe to view it):