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“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun And find your shoulder to light on, To bring you luck, happiness and riches Today, tomorrow and beyond.” ~Irish Blessing I folded this origami butterfly with a page taken from a magazine. On one side was the picture of a leafless tree and the reverse side [...]

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This Kusudama can be considered modular origami, and it is based on a beautiful flower model, folded from a pentagon and originally created by Carmen Sprung (Germany). She calls it “carambola” perhaps because of its resemblance to a cross section of a carambola –also known as star fruit. On her website, Happy Folding, Sara Adams [...]

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There are different ways to color paper for origami. The paper used to make these striking origami butterflies was colored onion skin paper, which is originally white (it is also strong, thin, crisp, translucent and folds easily). This particular model is called Origamido Butterfly and it was designed by Michael LaFosse. Video: demonstration on how [...]