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Two simple bird models from the Japanese pinwheel

In Winged creatures on November 14, 2017 by romi Tagged: ,

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This is from my Paper Quilt notebook.

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cards using two traditional models: flapping bird and medallion

In handmade cards,Winged creatures on November 4, 2017 by romi Tagged: , , , ,

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I made these greeting cards, using two simple traditional origami models: the flapping bird and the medallion. The card on the right above has additional background…which my niece didn’t like. So I made two cards with just the bird and the medallion. I find them neat and simple. For the card shown on the left below, the medallion is folded starting with the designed side of the paper on top. Because the resulting “frame” looks so plain, I embellished the card with flower designs I made out of craft puncher.
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The cards are easy and won’t take long to make. Of course, the bird can be substituted with other simple models.

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Pelican

In Winged creatures on August 13, 2015 by romi

    A simple pelican I designed and folded, using a 30-degrees fish base-like fold along the diagonal. 

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simple bird: folding instruction

In Winged creatures on April 26, 2015 by romi

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Here’s the folding instruction for the simple bird I posted earlier. Happy folding!
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My pajarita

In Winged creatures on December 21, 2014 by romi

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traditional crane, with legs

In Winged creatures on July 27, 2014 by romi

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My favorite origami masters have designed crane models, complete with legs and other details.
Robert J. Lang has a dancing crane; and Jun Maekawa a standing crane. John Montroll also folded a standing crane model using a six-sided square.
I designed the model above based on the traditional model but using a blintzed bird base.
Note that the tail in the model above is short, following the models of the artists I mentioned. Indeed, in reality, cranes’ tails are short. If we stick to the design of the traditional origami crane which has a long tail, the model will be like this:
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And if you use a two-color origami paper, the model will have color change:

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eagle

In Winged creatures on June 3, 2014 by romi

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