Thursday, 24 October 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Cat

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Learn how to make this adorable origami cat designed by Richard Wang, it is not a simple model so i label it as intermediate. The dimension of paper is 12 x 8, which mean you must measure & cut a 12 cm x 8 cm paper.

Monday, 21 October 2013

An Origami A Day: Easy Origami Heart

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This easy origami heart is perfect for everything, a gift to your love one, paste in on a card or even a gift tag. It's very simple to make and perfect for everyone. Make one or make 10 and give them to your lover!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Butterfly

An elegance origami butterfly 3D Butterfly. It's like a real butterfly.

Do enjoy folding it with this diagram:

Monday, 14 October 2013

Eid al-Adha

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We wish you Happy Eid Al Adha.
Please drive carefully and safely.

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stay tune.

with salam,

Origami Tools: Paper

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The first an for most tools you definitely going to have to fold origami or any papercraft obviously is paper or paper like material. Almost any laminar (flat) material can be used for folding; the only requirement is that it should hold a crease.

Paper used for origami can range from the very simple and easily available Printer Paper to the specially designed Origami Paper and here are some of it that mostly use in paper folding:
  • Origami paper, often referred to as "kami" (Japanese for paper), commonly sold in bookstore in small pack, usually squares of various sizes ranging from 2.5 cm (1 in) to 25 cm (10 in) or more. It is commonly colored on one side and white on the other; however, dual coloured and patterned versions exist and can be used effectively for color-changed models. Origami paper weighs slightly less than copy paper, making it suitable for a wider range of models.
  • Normal copy paper with weights of 70–90 g/m2 can be used for simple folds, such as the crane and waterbomb.
  • Foil-backed paper is a sheet of thin foil glued to a sheet of thin paper. Related to this is tissue foil, which is made by gluing a thin piece of tissue paper to kitchen aluminium foil. A second piece of tissue can be glued onto the reverse side to produce a tissue/foil/tissue sandwich. Foil-backed paper is available commercially, but not tissue foil; it must be handmade. Both types of foil materials are suitable for complex models.
  • Washi is the traditional origami paper used in Japan. Washi is generally tougher than ordinary paper made from wood pulp, and is used in many traditional arts. Washi is commonly made using fibres from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub or the paper mulberry but can also be made using bamboo, hemp, rice, and wheat.
  • Paper money from various countries is also popular to create origami with; this is known variously as Dollar Origami, Orikane, and Money Origami.
However origami as an art which use a lot of paper and does not deem it to be environment friendly. Keeping in mind the importance of trees for our environment, try to minimize the wastage of paper and make sincere efforts to fold the designs of Origami with previously USED PAPER, unless you are doing it for a professional purpose.

Please share this and save our environment.

Happy folding.


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Sunday, 13 October 2013

My Origami Tulip

My purple origami tulip on a skewer.

Try folding it: Origami tulip

Happy folding


Thursday, 10 October 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Tulip

Paper can be folded into various type of objects and mostly folded into a small animals figurine, flowers and insects 

For a beginner, it is advisable that we start with simple model, yesterday we start with a simple animal origami which is crane or bird as some people refer it. It is a fun model where we can hang it as mobile, paste it on the wall and make a card out of it.

Today we will teach you on how to fold a simple but an elegance flower, Tulip. Tulips is a spring-blooming perennials flowers that grow from bulbs. Tulips are often associated with the Netherlands, they thrive in climates with long, cool springs and dry summers. Although perennials, tulip bulbs are often imported to warm-winter areas of the world from cold-winter areas, and are planted in the fall to be treated as annuals.
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It is a colourful flower and you can fold it in bright colour such as red, purple, pink and using pattern paper or just a plain white paper. You can fold as many as you can fold and put it on an origami stem or skewer, make a bouquet of flower as a gift to someone and as a decoration on a gift. Here is a video on how to fold a tulip and the stem.

And diagrams:

Hope you like it. Happy folding.

<3 izw :-)

Origami Info: Health Benefits of Origami

Why do people fold paper into little animal shapes or flowers? For most, it is because it’s fun and it looks nice. But for others, it is a way to RELAX; a way to let the day’s tension melt away. More and more now, care providers and researchers have found that folding paper can help those with medical conditions.

The most obvious benefit of origami is for those who have had surgery or injuries of the hands. Origami helps patients regain control over their hand movements and helps build muscles. Patients find doing their “hand exercise” through origami is more rewarding than traditional physical therapy methods.

Some therapists have found that origami helps those with low self esteem, anxiety, ADHD, autism, mental retardation, and other psychological conditions. People who have been diagnosed with depression have found that origami gives them hope.

Interestingly, volunteers have taught origami to prison inmates. The act of folding paper allows some of the inmates to decrease their level of anxiety. Some prison inmates fold origami models to give to their wives or girlfriends. What better way to encourage a healthful mindset.

John Smith has a list of articles relating to the educational & health benefits of origami. Perhaps, the best way to understand the health benefits of origami is to read the testimonials of those who use origami as a tool for therapy. See the web sites of Marilyn Abbmackdes and George Ho for extensive information on the health benefits of origami.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

An Origami A Day: Crane

We start our blog with something simple. A popular origami and may be the most origami being fold around the world, origami crane. 

In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true. The Thousand Origami Cranes has become a symbol of world peace through the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who tried to stave off her death from leukemia as a result of radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II by making one thousand origami cranes, having folded only 644 before her death, and that her friends completed and buried them all with her. (This is only one version of the story. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum states that she did, in fact, complete the 1,000 cranes.)

To fold the crane i will guide you. Hmmm, would you like a diagram or video? For me video is the best as we can see details on how we can fold the paper but not all can access to high speed internet and follow the video. So i provide all of you with diagram and video. Please comment so that i can improve this blog for you. 

Here is an aid for you if you wish to fold it. There are a lot of variation but i think this is the simplest one. 

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A video from youtube:

Happy folding :-)



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