duminică, 20 ianuarie 2019

A crane and a couple of lucky stars


Hi all!
I start this year's series with a crane between lucky stars and the wish to fold at least one origami model per week, as I managed last year. I know it is a lazy start, because this is already week three, but I am going to cheat a little - not with my origami folding, just with my blog posts. Don't worry, because at the end of this month I intend to have at least 4 posts.
Happy folding to you all!



luni, 31 decembrie 2018

Christmas paper mobile - Gingerbread men, Christmas trees and diamonds


Finally, with a little bit of luck I had a little bit of light and I was able to make some pictures I am happy with. This is the last paper mobile within the Christmas series for this year and I think that this is the cutest of them all because of the gingerbread men. 
I wish you a happy new year, full of color and sun!


Model: Christmas Tree
Diagram: http://cridiana-origami.blogspot.com/2011/11/tutorial-bradut-de-craciun.html

Model: Gingerbread man
Author: Kamikey
Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHXYnC667ts&t=27s
Size: 6 cm

Model: Paper diamond
Tutorial: http://designoform.com/diy-party/tutorial-paper-diamonds-diy/
Modules: 2
Size: 7 cm




miercuri, 26 decembrie 2018

Tutorial - Santa Claus


 

I made a variation of the Santa Claus model designed by Yukihiko Matsuno (here you can see the youtube tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVkaOcJi_0M) in order to use it for my Christmas paper mobiles. In my variation, Santa has two faces. Like this, it is nicer to display in a paper mobile especially because the origami figures spin a lot in the decoration, every time someone touches them or you just open the window.
For this model you need two squares of paper - duo-color: red & white. You can start with a 9 cm model, but then you can make smaller models of 7 cm or even 5 cm - depending on your patience.


Head:



Body:

Here we have two parts: the head and the body. We will have to glue them together:



The model is ready. You can use a marker to make the eyes, nose and mouth if you want to.

luni, 10 decembrie 2018

Christmas paper mobile - Christmas tree, Santa Claus and diamonds


I present you the second paper mobile from my Christmas series. When I don't have enough time to take pictures and the sun doesn't want to be seen, I have poor quality pics and no desire to post them on my blog. But as I want to keep track of my models here, I decided to make this post after all.
This paper mobile has as center pieces a Christmas Tree and a Santa. They are surrounded by diamonds made from Christmas wrapping paper.
In the previous post I have the links to diamonds and Santa models: http://cridiana-origami.blogspot.com/2018/12/christmas-paper-mobile-santa-claus-and.html


Model: Christmas Tree
Diagram: http://cridiana-origami.blogspot.com/2011/11/tutorial-bradut-de-craciun.html

joi, 6 decembrie 2018

Christmas paper mobile - Santa Claus and diamonds


This year for Christmas I made a couple of paper mobiles as presents for my friends and family. The common elements were the tree branch - used to hang the ornaments - and the diamond-shaped globes, made from two colorful pieces of paper. 
Here, I added the Santa Claus model designed by Yukihiko Matsuno. At the first glance, I thought that it was a good idea. It was shaped as a triangle and it matched the diamonds. But, unfortunately, the model is 2D and it is not easy to be seen in the arrangement, since it has personality and it does not want to stay with the face to the watcher. I adjusted a little the model, so that my Santa has two faces (also on the back :)) - for a paper mobile, this is nicer.
For the diamonds I used two squares of paper (7 cm each) and for the Santa Claus also two squares of double-sided paper (7 cm each).


Model: Paper diamond
Tutorial: http://designoform.com/diy-party/tutorial-paper-diamonds-diy/
Modules: 2
Size: 7 cm


Model: Santa Claus
Author: Yukihiko Matsuno
Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVkaOcJi_0M
Or you can try the two-faces Santa from my tutorial: https://cridiana-origami.blogspot.com/2018/12/tutorial-santa-claus.html