The Origami Continues

As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, I’ve been teaching myself origami.

I’ve been struggling to fit all of my hobbies in to life at the moment, but I’m trying.  And I have managed to do some origami.

I’ve been doing some modular pieces.  These are fun because the individual pieces aren’t really so difficult – in theory.  Then you have the fun of having to put the pieces together.

I made this modular kusudama in all the pretty colours.  (From the HappyPuppyTruffles YouTube channel).

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And this modular Sakura flower.

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You might notice that the colour pattern is a little off.  And if you know me even a little bit you’ll know that this is very shocking!

I made this from a video, as usual.  In this particular video (from the Origami4ik YouTube channel) there is no narration, just a video to follow.  When I glanced at the stack of pieces he displayed, I thought there were six.  I was wrong.

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I’ve also had a lucky star making session…

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Now… these next pictures are a weird quality, because I had to take them with my iPad which has a dodgy camera for some reason.

I started the iPad photographed session with a piece from the PaperKawaii YouTube channel – something called a Fox Box.

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I’m not entirely sure why it’s called a fox  – and it’s a flipping awkward box to open and reclose too.  But it’s a funky shape, and I really liked it.  The modular pieces were really easy to make.

Next up, also from the PaperKawaii channel, is a triangular box.

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I liked the concept of this, but wasn’t entirely happy with it.  So I had a look on YouTube to see if I could find a different type of triangle box.  I found this one…

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…from a channel called Origamite which I may have to investigate.  Not least because they played very cool music over this video.

I really liked the look of the box.  But I couldn’t even manage one of the modules.

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I may well save the video and go back to it one day.

Back to PaperKawaii, I found a video for a little rectangular box with a handle.  I started with the lid…

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…and was so unimpressed with it I didn’t bother making the base.

Next I did something I’ve done before.  I was frustrated, so I went and redid a piece I knew I could do.  I made more fox boxes.

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And then I made a smaller one – from 10x10cm squares instead of the standard 15x15cm.

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And then I made a smaller one – by cutting the 15x15cm square into quarters.

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And then I got very silly and made an even smaller one by cutting a quarter of a 15x15cm square into quarters again.

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That got a bit ridiculous – it looks mooshed as you can see.  By the way, here are the paper sizes I used:

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About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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