Eric Gjerde demonstrates 25 of his favorite tessellations and turns them into projects for newcomers as well as experienced origamists. With step-by-step instructions, illustrated crease patterns, and how-to photos, you'll learn to create these wonderful designs yourself. Eric's first book covers the fundamentals of origami tessellations, provides history, and describes simple beginning techniques with detailed illustrations and photographs. An extensive gallery showcases tessellations folded by the world's leading origami fine artists---inspiring you to experiment, innovate, and eventually create your own unique designs.
This special book tells you how to turn ordinary, square origami paper into pentagons, hexagons and octagons, and then by using radial creases, into intricate flowers with five, six and eight petals or even doubled numbers of folded petals. With this book, you can make colorful, fancy potted flowers and ikebana out of store-bought origami paper by adding stems and leaves as shown. Paper, scissors, and imagination are all you need to decorate your home with blooming flowers of your own.
"Count Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, Wolfman: " a monstrously fun collection of spine-tingling creepy creatures Created by origami master Duy Nguyen, author of nearly 20 books on the subject, they're sure to please young fans of horror movies, novels, and comics. Nguyen carefully explains and illustrates every fold, from the valley to the mountain; offers advice on which paper to use and how to get the best results; and provides suggestions for adding personal creative touches, such as color and detail. The menagerie of menacing monsters includes a demon, alien, werewolf, vampire bat, the ever-popular Godzilla, and King Ghidora--a really cool three-headed, long-necked flying lizard
Produced in association with the Florentine marbling firm, Il Papiro, this lavishly illustrated introduction to hand-crafted paper reveals how anyone, without special artistic training, can make an irresistible array of elegant paper artifacts, devise an innovative paper sculpture, or bind a handmade book. From basic instructions on pulping, drying, and forming paper sheets, to creating marbled, block-printed, and textured paper, or fashioning decorative coverings for trays, boxes, frames, and screens, The Art and Craft of Paper opens the door to a unique medium for creative self-expression.
TOMOKO FUSE is recognized at home and abroad as one of the most original and exciting of all up-and-coming origami talents. In this book, she explains her method for combining folded-paper units in an insertion fashion that results in an endless sequence of multidimensional variations giving new life and freshness to old-fashioned origami classics. Another dynamic departure is the way she employs a single origami work as an axis around which to assemble various other multidimensional parts.Hours of fascinating fun await the origami devotee who follows her along the path to creating original multidimensional forms that are practically architectural in nature. Ranging from technically simple folds to more demanding ones, the many delightful and varied works in this book are highly stimulating and make wonderful presents for family and friends.
Much care and thought go into gift giving. And the way a gift is wrapped can say a lot about the care and thought that went into its selection. This easy-to-follow, idea-packed volume draws on traditional forms and techniques of Japanese wrapping to create unusual, attractive, and surprisingly simple ways to wrap presents of all shapes and sizes.The Japanese combine a love of ceremony with an equally strong fondness for giving and receiving presents. They have developed a sophisticated system employing many interesting and eye-pleasing ways to wrap all kinds of gifts. This tradition is evident in techniques such as layering several sheets of paper to create a color contrast or subtle shading effect, wrapping part of the gift and leaving pan visible, using origami-like folds to decorate or add interest, and fashioning soft wrappings from large squares of colorfully patterned cloth called furoshiki. The author draws on his extensive knowledge of this Japanese tradition and his experience in other forms of paper craft, including doll making, to create sixty-six imaginative gift wrappings. All sixty-six ideas are shown in beautiful color plates and accompanied by step-by-step instructions that take you from the materials you need to the finishing touches. Let these exciting and creative wrappings add a new dimension to your gift giving.
An innovative approach to origami craft, polyhedron origami. introduces you into a new world of many-sided solid figures. This book is a comprehensive collection of polyhedron origami from tetrahedron to icosahedron. Each solid object is formed from simple folded units. Each process is illustrated with clear step-by-step diagrams for beginners. Start with simple works such as titles, bricks, prisms, pyramids, cubes and then follow the advanced courses, which include regular polyhedrons, tetrahedrons, octahedrons, dodecahedrons and so on. A variety of stars, flutter wheels and windmills are also presented as applications. It is not an easy task to make many units, but the joy and gratification are great when the works are completed. They reward the effort.
Imagine a box made of paper Boxes are one of the most popular formats of the age-old papercraft of origami. This delightful book is entirely devoted to the creation of origami boxes-plain or fancy, playful or practical, and elaborate boxes topped with cranes, butterflies, lilies, stars, and more.FABULOUS ORIGAMI BOXES includes designs for nesting boxes, simple triangle and square boxes and more complex hexagonal and octagonal boxes. Detailed illustrations provide step-by-step instructions on the correct way to crease and fold origami paper. Many of the designs are made of one sheet of paper, but some combine individual units with intriguing results. Both practical and lovely, these boxes can be used for gift-giving, storing trinkets, or simply for display.