duminică, 19 mai 2019

Sakura pattern

 I saw on the internet an amazing origami paper set from Tuttle Publishing. In the description it stated that it has colorful cherry blossom designs and patterns. But when I opened it at home, almost every paper seemed so gloomy. Also the paper looked too thin. I was disappointed.
Since I adored the patterns, I started looking for a model to fold and I found the variation of the Selene Sonobe (designed by Maria Sinayskaya) I folded a couple of times. I chose a sakura pattern, wanting to show more the flowers and less the simple background. It seems that I chosen wrong and after assembly, the kusudama has more simple background than flowers.
Even though, I am happy about the end result. Of course that I had to accessorize the kusudama with a modular sakura flower and a little bird.
I was nicely impressed by the fact that even though the paper was thin, it folded well and it did not break. I also liked the texture. So, I am going to give another chance to this paper in the near future.

on a soft breeze the rustle
of cherry blossom 

Model: Selene Sonobe
Author: Maria Sinayskaya
No. of modules: 30
Diagram: 'Zen origami' book of Maria Sinayskaya 

duminică, 12 mai 2019

Pink doll

 I have a cute little pink doll with rabbit years. I keep her on the shelve in my room. One day, while looking at her and then at my box with origami papers, an idea came to me. What if I combine pink with yellow and turquoise? So I combined them all in a hana no kusudama arrangement.
I had to immortalize also the doll in the pics, since she was the muse for this origami flowers.

sâmbătă, 4 mai 2019


It seems that purple is my color these days. And when I think of purple flowers, the first image I have in mind is a field with lavender. I did not fold lavender flowers, but sakura ones combined with Stella Conica modular origami. Still, they look nice together.
I reiterated my last year models: https://cridiana-origami.blogspot.com/2018/04/sweet-spring-bird.html on a special request. I usually don't like to repeat myself but for this one I made an exception.

marți, 30 aprilie 2019

Purple spring

I adore spring, especially when the trees are in bloom.  I usually like to walk slowly and admire the reviving nature and listen to the birds. But this year I was so busy, that I didn't even notice my surroundings until I smelt a sweet fragrance. I looked up and I was almost shocked when I saw the flowers in the trees above me. I paced myself for a little while and an idea came. I had the perfect setting for photographing my latest origami model. So, the next day, I came with a camera and made this pics.
The moon is made using around 100 origami traditional flowers. I accessorized it with the mandarin bird (as I lately do to each of my models) and I associated it with 3 kusudamas - a model of Tomoko Fuse from the book "Unit origami fantasy". Each kusudama has 30 modules, made from square sheets of paper. I used a wrapping paper and I was afraid that it was to thin for this model, but I am glad that I worried for nothing.
I really enjoyed working on this arrangement, especially to the moon. It may be the first moon I've made of this design, but it won't be the last. I liked folding the traditional flowers. It have been a couple of years since I folded last this model, in the pink version: https://cridiana-origami.blogspot.com/2015/03/1000-flowers.html
A couple of details:

sâmbătă, 27 aprilie 2019

Paper mobile - Spring

Just a perfect spring day: sun, birds chirping, lovely green leaves and an origami paper mobile with flowers and kusudamas.
This paper mobile is the brother of the one I made last year: http://cridiana-origami.blogspot.com/2018/04/lily-paper-mobile.html I preserved the colors and the lilies, but I've changed the paper patterns and I used more kusudama models.

Model: Kusudama Kiyoko (variation)
Author: Flaviane Koti
Diagrama: http://terapiadopapel.blogspot.ro/2013/08/foto-diagrama-e-curiosidades-da.html  

Model: Strong Package
Author: Tomoko Fuse
Tutorial: http://cridiana-origami.blogspot.ro/2012/11/tutorial-strong-package.html

Model: Little turtle kusudama
Diagram: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WJ1io2RKidM/TEgD5m5-n7I/AAAAAAAAAQQ/gRYg8_eD_jc/s1600/littleturtlezc3.jpg

miercuri, 24 aprilie 2019

Paper mobile - Bunnies and pink flowers

Easter is coming, so folding bunnies is a must. When you have paper with bunny-pattern you will have even more bunnies, some folded, some printed. Since outside is spring, the birds that are chirping among pink flowers are also a must. This is how this paper mobile was built.

A sweet little baby girl is enjoying spring above her crib...

Autor: Simon Andersen
Video tutorial: https://www.paperkawaii.com/origami-bird-tutorial-mandarin-or-seagull-simon-anderson/

Model: Kusudama Taj-Mahal
Author: Valentina Minaeva
Tutorial: https://stranamasterov.ru/node/517327
Modules: 5

Model: cute easter bunny
Autor: Sa.ri.ri.ri
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neJzmgMQui4&t=0s&index=9&list=PLwQsZk9794mfaYL_3DGJzwQ9G5guiBUqZ

duminică, 21 aprilie 2019

Paper mobile - Moon and blue unicorns

Time is not my friend these days, so I had to choose between folding my paper mobiles or trying to make less-crappy pictures and posting on my blog. That's why a couple of weeks passed before you heard anything from me.
I used the moon and the lucky stars combination again, this time mixed with origami diamonds and cute little unicorns. The beads are sparkling when the mobile spins, bringing a nice touch to the paper.
I bought this paper from Lidl last year, just before the Easter holidays. In the package there were a lot of cute patterns with rabbits and eggs and carrots. I used it for bunny paper mobiles (bunny paper mobile ver 2  and bunny paper mobile ver 1) so I wanted to try something else.

I present you a paper mobile custom made for a very sweet baby boy: guided by the moonlight the unicorns are flying between the stars.

Model: Unicorn
Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgyyCBsENis
Modules: 2 (one is for the horse and the other one is what it makes it so special: the corn)

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

Model: moon
Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0dFWXlhPws

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