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Origami Video Tutorial – Bookmarks – Corazón y Corbatín

A model design of Leyla Torres & Julio Salcedo

An origami model titled "Bookmarks - Corazón y Corbatín" designed by Leyla Torres and Julio Salcedo

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In this video tutorial, you will learn how to fold a pair of origami bookmarks named Corazón and Corbatín (Heart and Bowtie).

I am very excited to share these origami bookmarks because they allow for the experience of (easily) applying a “Close Sink” fold which involves pressing a point inside the paper creating a lock that does not easily come undone.

The model is based on a cat head by Julio Salcedo (Colombia). Julio taught me how to make the head of a cat from a 2:1 piece of paper, which I then turned into a bookmark by changing the paper proportion to 1:4–a longer narrower strip––and then adding heart and bowtie design elements.

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Tips and suggestions for making the origami bookmarks

  • Thin and crisp paper such as kami (used in the video) is perfect for the Corazón y Corbatín.
  • When folding this figure for the first time, cut paper strips from a piece of paper at least 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm.)
  • This is a flat model suitable for mailing in a flat envelope.

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