THE FOLDED CORNER
ISSUE NO. 3, NOVEMBER 2018
Hello and welcome to the third 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.
Today is Origami Day! (11 November), Origami Day coincides with Remembrance Day (Anzac Day in Australia).
Thanksgiving is on the 22nd November – I’m planning to make a little origami turkey (even though I’m not in America!).
What’s happened to me this month – I haven’t posted as much as I’d like to due to various obstacles and inconveniences. I have a little announcement to make next month, so keep an eye out for that.
I hope you enjoy reading through!
This months freebie is printable wrapping paper! The pattern is geometric crystals. You can print it onto white or colored paper and wrap small gifts (or larger if you have access to a large printer).
Table Of Contents
ORIGAMI BOXES BY TOMOKO FUSE
Whilst flipping through this book, I thought it would make the perfect Xmas present!
A lucky winner will be sent a copy of Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Boxes! You can check above for my short review of this lovely book.
This giveaway has ended and the winner has been contacted 🙂
This month I’m reviewing three packs, two are from Daiso and the third is from Tuttle.
1. Daiso ‘KRAFT Chiyogami Paper – Double Sided Dots & Border’ 80 sheets, double sided. I really like this paper, I’m a big stripe and dot fan. The paper is thicker than usual and has a rough feel. The patterns on each side match but are the reverse color combination. I would love this paper even more if there were more colors.
2. Daiso ‘Bold & Beautiful Colors’ 50 sheets, white on one side. This is such amazing quality paper, it’s a shame that there is only 1 sheet of each color. Here is Australia the pack is about $3, which is still quite cheap. Very strong colors but the paper is thicker than the usual thin cheap origami paper. I will purchase more packs.
3. Tuttle ‘Cherry Blossoms’ 200 sheets, double sided. This origami paper, covered in cherry blossom patterns is really nice too. The paper is standard thickness, the back of the paper has a color, the color on the back varies but they are all quite muted dark colors. Personally I prefer this kind of patterned paper to have white on the back. The paper is good quality and matt, the patterned side doesn’t transfer.
The photos below were not color corrected or saturated at all.
Tuttle Cherry Blossom Origami Paper
Daiso bold color origami paper
Daiso kraft origami paper
Monthly Origami Challenge
Each month, 3 new origami CHALLENGES will be presented, fold 1 or more of these origami models & submit Your photos!
You can post your photo(s) on facebook or 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.
NOVEMBER 2018 challenges:
1️⃣ An Origami Animal – That you love!
This origami animal can be a model you enjoy folding or represents an animal you love. (Include the model’s name & designer in your photo)
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 creators permission.
Origami Hinged Prism Box Diagram
The origami hinged prism gift box is easy to make, made with 2 sheets of rectangular paper, no glue required.
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.
Make some modular 3D origami numbers for the new year! Download and printout free templates of these origami numbers, create a fun 2019 to celebrate the new year!read more
Learn how to make the traditional origami Verdi’s Vase model. Verdi’s vase is a Chinese origami design. It’s made from 1 sheet of square paper and has an interesting folding method.read more
Make a useful origami drawer box! These origami drawers are perfect to keep your desk looking tidy and organised. No glue or cutting needed.read more
Make a cute paper bow from paper strips! Use this bow to decorate many different DIY craft or origami projects. This paper ribbon only takes a few minutes to make!read more
Learn how to make a pretty origami compass star tato! This is a variation of the traditional origami 8 point star tato. It’s made from 1 sheet of square paper, no glue required!read more
Make a pretty origami octagonal tato with an 8 point star design on the front. These origami star tatos look wonderful as hanging decorations or turn them into useful coasters.read more
Written by Chrissy Pk
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