Origami Bonsai: Create Beautiful Botanical Sculptures

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  • Edition: NOV PAP/DV
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/10/2013
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
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Make beautiful origami flowers then arrange them into stunning origami bonsai sculptures with this easy origami kit.

By merging two iconic Japanese art forms—origami and bonsai—Benjamin Coleman sparked an exciting evolution in paper folding, and made a name for himself in both the origami world and on the Etsy landscape. Now, Origami Bonsai Kit makes it possible for paper folders at every level to create Coleman's unique botanical sculptures at home by folding delicate paper flowers and leaves and attaching them to natural branches.

Coleman uses the innovative origami "glow-fold" method and utilizes color to identify exactly which part of the model to fold in any given step making it easy for beginning origami folders to create exquisite bonsai paper art. In addition to sharing his revolutionary paper crafting techniques, Coleman also shows you how to select natural twigs, branches, and stones—and how to assemble them into a lifelike finished origami sculpture.

This easy origami kit contains:
  • Full-color 64-page instruction book
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Introduction to paper folding techniques
  • 8 different mix-and-match flower forms
  • 4 different types of leaves
  • Origami folding paper for 400 flowers and leaves
  • A 3 hour instructional DVD
Folding paper flowers is a great way for beginners to learn origami while still making an impressive finished bonsai sculpture. Even experienced folders will find new and original designs to add to their origami repertoires!

Origami flower projects include:
  • The Ficus Leaf
  • The Berlin Poplar Leaf
  • The Black Eyed Susan
  • The Foxglove
  • The Buttercup
  • And many more…

Author Biography

Benjamin John Coleman has been hooked on origami since his father brought home an origami book in 1974. His hobby kicked into high gear in 2006, when he left his teaching career and made the creation of origami bonsai his new way of life. He is the author of several books, including Origami Bonsai and Advanced Origami Bonsai.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Understanding Glow-Fold Diagrams
Preparing Paper for Folding
Symbols, Tips, and Tools
The Rotundifolius Leaf
The Ficus Leaf
The Berlin Poplar Leaf
The Ivy leaf
Folding the Basic Flower Form
The Black Eyed Susan
The Primrose
The Foxglove
The Buttercup
The Pumpkin Flower
The Morning Glory
Using Flowers in Assemblies
Finding Twigs and Stones
Assembling Sculptures

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