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Origami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Minefield

Origami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Minefield
The folding of an Origami crane Origami (折り紙?, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami. The principles of origami are also being used in stents, packaging and other engineering structures.[1] History There is much speculation about the origin of Origami. In China, traditional funerals include burning folded paper, most often representations of gold nuggets (yuanbao). The earliest evidence of paperfolding in Europe is a picture of a small paper boat in Tractatus de sphaera mundi from 1490. Related:  Origami Sonobe

Wet-folding Wet-folding bull Wet-folding is an origami technique developed by Akira Yoshizawa that employs water to dampen the paper so that it can be manipulated more easily. This process adds an element of sculpture to origami, which is otherwise purely geometric. Wet-folding is used very often by professional folders for non-geometric origami, such as animals. Wet-folders usually employ thicker paper than would usually be used for normal origami, to ensure that the paper does not tear. One of the most prominent users of the wet-folding technique was Éric Joisel, who specialized in animals, people, and mythological creatures such as fairies. The process of wet-folding allows a folder to preserve a curved shape more easily. Notes and references[edit] See also[edit] Papier-mâché External links[edit]

Origami Origami Instructions - Instructions on How to Make Origami Easy Origami Envelope Folding Instructions - How to make an Easy Origami Envelope This is a great one - the easy origami envelope. You write your message or letter, then fold it into an envelope - all with just a single sheet of paper! Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Easy Origami Envelope Step 1: Start with an A4 paper (8 inch x 11.5 inch). It should work with most rectangles too. Easy Origami Envelope Step 2: Fold paper in half as shown below. Easy Origami Envelope Step 3: Fold the top right down to meet the center crease. Easy Origami Envelope Step 4: Now fold the bottom left to meet the center crease. Easy Origami Envelope Step 5: Now fold the right side to meet the left vertical edge. Easy Origami Envelope Step 6: Fold the left side to meet the right vertical edge. Easy Origami Envelope Step 7: Rotate the paper 90 degrees clockwise: Easy Origami Envelope Step 8: Fold the right side down to meet the bottom edge. Easy Origami Envelope Step 9: Open the bottom flap and tuck in the right side. Back: Front:

Gilad's Origami Page - Wetfolding How-to guide - Minefield Fold the model as you usually do, but with one exception. In regular folding, you may be used to putting creases in using your fingernails: In wet-folding, don't put such strong creases. Use the pads of your fingers instead. If you feel the paper starting to get dry and stiffen while folding, use the cloth or spray-bottle to add some moisture, but try to not over-do it.

Origami Diagrams I thought of sharing some of the diagrams I have been collecting over the last few months from various websites. These are available freely over the Internet and are mostly in the PDF format. I still haven’t gotten around to folding most of these as yet. For some of these models, I have found instructional videos on YouTube; and have provided links to view these PDF files as well as instructional videos accordingly. For more videos, please check out the category Instructional Videos on this site. Model: Origami Tessellation batDesigned by: Anna Kastlunger (2006)Diagrammed by: Gerwin StrurmDiagram Courtesy: Origami ÖsteriieichDiagram: Tessellation Bat InstructionsImage Courtesy: Mélisande*’s photo stream Model: Car (VW Bug)Designed by: Charles Esseltine (2001)Edited by: Jeremy Shafer (2002)Diagrams: Car InstructionsImage Courtesy : egg.origamiYouTube Instructional Video: Part 1; Part 2 Model: Praying MantisDesigned by: Robert J.

Origami Maniacs ASL alphabet Sonobe module Instuctions for making this model Below is the Sonobe unit, designed by Mitsonobu Sonobe, which I learned from Kazuyo Inoue. Above is the capped icosahedron which she made for me from this unit; you need to make about 30 units for this, but you only need six if you want to make a cube. Since this must be very well known, I'm only putting a very brief picture of how to make it. The second line of instructions gives a little more detail for the last step. Just in case you want more details than above, you can find some more diagams here and here. Kazuyo first showed me a kind of stellated icosohedron made from this unit; and there are lots more things to be made from it. Sonobe links

Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share!

Origami That's Fun And Easy ASL signs for questions Silly Origami Folds This somewhat sparse page is dedicated to silly origami folds. Why not? They may be silly, but they are also useful. Enjoy! Fold laundry shirts in 10 seconds (ORC) Fold plastic grocery bags into tidy triangles (ORC) Fold chip bags so chips don't spill out (ORC) Fold brown paper bags so they have handles (ORC) Fold a chopstick wrapper into a chopstick stand (ORC) Fold a chopstick wrapper into an origami bird (ORC) Fold a chopstick wrapper into an origami heart (ORC) Chopstick Rest or make a chopstick wrapper (Gerardo)Chopstick Rest from square paper (D Engleman) Robert J. Lang Origami

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