THE FOLDED CORNER
ISSUE NO. 5, February 2019
Hello and welcome to the fifth issue of The Folded Corner! My name is Chrissy, I’m the person behind Paper Kawaii.
WHAT IS THE FOLDED CORNER?
The folded corner is a monthly online article featuring origami reviews, tutorials, giveaways, community photos, free printable origami paper, coupons/special offers and more! – For more info on how The Folded Corner started, refer back to the first issue.
I’m not sure if anyone noticed, but there was no issue for January, mainly due to me being ill for a long period of time, and also because I just needed a break from the internet generally. However now that I’m rested up, I plan on posting each month.
February is one of my favourite months because I really love making Valentine’s day origami and paper crafts! (Excuse to use mostly pink? Yes please!)
Also coming up is Autumn (fall) in Australia, it’s been extremely hot here, making it hard to sit and fold origami! Easter is coming soon, I really hope to create some cute origami bunny rabbits or easter baskets.
This month’s free printable is a 3d paper craft heart template!
Table Of Contents
Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric Designs by Eric Gjerde
“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.” Amazon
A lucky winner will be sent a copy. This giveaway is open internationally, to where Amazon ships to, including Australia & NZ. View on Amazon Books
Tuttle 'chiyogami' papers
The first set of origami paper I grabbed this month was Chiyogami patterns origami paper from Tuttle.
The size of the paper is 15 x 15 cm and there are 12 different patterns included. I like how thin the paper is, it seems to hold up well to multiple foldings and layers. It’s a shame it doesn’t come in a larger size!
The color of the paper is nice, however slightly muted, the photos came out quite a bit brighter than the actual paper.
The back of the papers are various colors. As with most packs of chiyogami style paper, there are a couple patterns I do not like.
This is not true chiyogami paper, it’s regular origami paper with the patterns of chiyogami, real chiyogami paper is very expensive, so this is a great alternative.
Daiso 'Tamanho' Origami Paper
I also picked up this little pack of pretty floral origami paper from Daiso! ( I also picked up 2 more packs of the brightly coloured one from last time!)
I really liked the pink stripy one that is at the front, but after opening it up, I’m not that keen on the other three.
The paper is thin, 15 x 15 cm, and a little shiny, with white on the back. You get 100 sheets, which is amazing for the low price I got it (about $3.50 AUD).
Hopefully there will be some new designs stocked there soon, they even moved the origami paper section to a smaller area, which isn’t a good sign ?.
I could not find this paper to buy online anywhere. If you have a Daiso where you live, they might have it.
Monthly Origami Challenge
Each month, a new origami challenge will be presented, fold any of these origami models & submit Your photos!
You can post your photo(s) in a comment on this page or on facebook/instagram with the hashtag #thefoldedcorner – or join the Discord community chat and post them there. Each month, depending on how many photos are submitted, a selection will be featured in the new issue of The Folded Corner.
February 2019 challenge:
1️⃣ An Origami Box – That you love!
This origami box can be a model you enjoy folding or one you’ve recently come across.
If you have a specific origami model you’d like to see as part of The Folded Corner’s Monthly Origami Challenge, please feel free to suggest it in the comments of this post, suggest on Facbeook/Discord or send us an email.❗️NOTE: The origami models MUST list the designer of the model, the instructions/diagram/video MUST have been created by or with the original creator’s permission.
'Kawaii Origami' Pre-Order
Kawaii Origami by me 🙂 Will be ready to send in early April. Pre-orders are available.
Origami Secret Stepper Box Diagram
The origami secret stepper box is easy to make, made with 4-5 sheets of paper.
LEARNIGAMI Modular origami boxes
More than 25 diagrams showing you how to make a selection of origami boxes.
Learn how to make a mini origami pot plant with this step by step tutorial. These miniature origami houseplants make great desk decor and gifts. No glue required.
In this tutorial you can learn how to make a pretty geometric origami pot or box. This unique popup box is make from 1 sheet of square paper, no glue or scissors required.
These origami easter eggs are made using accordion folds. These origami eggs are a nice springtime ornament, hang them up as Easter decorations or make pop-up cards with these paper eggs.
Learn how to make an origami Christmas tree envelope. These origami envelopes or pockets are perfect to write Xmas messages or give little gifts such as money, gift cards or even tea! No glue required.
How to fold a pretty 3D origami Christmas tree. This little origami tree sits inside a pot, decorate with a star on top or other kinds of Xmas decorations.
Learn how to make an origami pumpkin box. This Halloween gift box is perfect to put your candy corns in! Made from just 2 sheets of square paper, no glue required.
Book Announcement – continued!
I let you guys know already about the new book ‘Kawaii Origami’. I have just posted about it with photos and more info.
The book is available to pre-order online in various shops, for more info, PHOTOS and where to pre-order, click here.
Written by Chrissy Pushkin
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