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I like designing new models very much, and also working out new ideas I
have in my head.
I noticed that by working out new ideas/models each time, I gradually
got better the last few
years. These are some examples of new models I designed and other
funny origami experiments.
This is an experiment with a technic
lego construction making origami planes, bombs and
clouds move. The picture on the left shows the prototype and the
picture on the right shows
the final 3d origami tv. All models move
on just one engine only.
This is also a technic lego experiment:
A large cage with moving origami parrots.
The picture on the left shows the lego
construction, it all moves on just one
This is a project with
moving origami, a wind vane made of 100% paper.
The propellor rotates very fast, if
there's wind enough. This could be a nice engine
for my yet-to-build origami factory ;)
(way to much new ideas)
Moving / rotating things are fun, so a
few years later I decided to make
small scale paper wind turbines for my
city / town.
The wind turbine is made of three parts
which are slided into
each other. The rotor has three large
blades and it's folded out
of one paper square. I use a hair dryer
to simulate real wind.
Click here to see a
video with instructions for making the paper wind turbine
Here I've tried to design a dollar bill Statue of Liberty.
I've used white paper first, before making the model with real dollars.
are folded money models of a Mexican man and the queen of England.
they do look pretty nice.
Maybe I have to work them out a little further.
be great if the text
'MEXICO' wasmore visible on the sombrero.
crown of the queen could
bea little larger or more visible.
is great for making cupboards and small tables. I use wrapping papers
or crepe paper
to cover the dull carton, so the furniture gets a nice and fresh look.
This cupboard is made out
This small box with shelves is also
I made this cute table by just
of carton boxes and I use made out of
use it to store
wrapping a skirt around a cardboard
it for dolls with Origami
box, easy and decorative!
fashion. I used red dotted
wrapping papers to cover
the carton boxes.
underwater world is placed on a small table which is made
carton and newspapers. I rolled up newspapers, wrapped
foil around them and taped them to the inside of a
carton box. I used
crepe paper as a tablecloth.
I made a draft drawing for this 3d painting with
the computer first, to see if the fishes fitted well
between the yellow birds. Then I started
making the complete painting.
It's actually still a sort of prototype,
but I have placed it in my shop/museum already.
I am making an origami alley from my stairs to the upper floor.
The bricks are glued to the wall. I am going to use paper with a sort of
stone-print to cover the wooden stairs. Then I will cover the printed
paper with plastic foil. Just a few hundred more bricks and
I try to fold an existing model in large / life size,
most of my efforts work out pretty fine.
The lid of this treasure chest can be pulled upwards, I inserted my
Origami gold bars in it.
I taped aluminium foil to a large brown paper for folding the treasure
folded this Pig out of a thick large pink paper of 1x1 metres, almost cardboard paper.
It's pretty heavy folding large model out of thick papers, but this pig
has become real firm :)
rectangle Origami papers
could buy expensive papers, fold one of these expensive squares in half
a few times
and fold a real beautiful model out of this rectangle.
Or you can think smart by just buying standard papers and cut and glue
these papers into
long, very nice foldable rectangles.
I prefer the second option, because it's the most practical and useful.
I folded this centipede out of a long rectangle
black on one side and red on the other.
The Origami paper for this fishbone is
made out of a few
standard white papers cut and glued into
one long rectangle
here to see a video with the fishbone
one standard printer- / copy paper up into a stick and you have a base
pretty strong constructions:
Here I made a curtain rod out of
I glued these Origami planes on
This is an example of a paper
a long paper stick.
triangle construction made of
by rolling up
standard paper tightly.
It's strong enough to hold the
paper sticks. I
white curtains :)
three threads to keep it in balance.
Fashion - Make paper clothes
Making real clothes often uses folding techniques which are very similar
to Origami. This skirt is a good example.
I'm designing a pleated tennis skirt here, it's almost done.
The high heel shoe is almost done too, the heel needs to be a little
pointy and the toe box is still open.
The first thing I do when I start designing a new model, is searching
of that model on the internet. This is to get a good impression about
shape of a model.
I used about 10 example pictures for designing this mermaid gown. I
the basic shape of the dress using these 10 pictures.
After I did that, I really started designing the dress in paper /
I learned that spending a lot of time getting a good imression about
shape of a model, makes the result in Origami much better.
Click here for a
video with the Origami mermaid gown
These are three first steps in designing a Unicorn head:
is going to be an Unicorn head which you can place on
a table or use as pencil topper. Almost done, the neck still
needs a few adjustments.
I try to improve a model which I designed earlier, because I'm not
happy about it. The spider is a good example:
is my first own designed spider,
I didn't really like the
body of the
pretty well in a handmade paper web.
so I designed this spider a
few years later.
body looks a bit more frightening.
Later I noticed that the legs were to thick,
which made me design this spider. Until now, I am still happy about
Click here to see a video
with my latest spider
are design-pictures of models which I've used for one of my books.
Mostly, I use plain white paper to design new models. When I think a
good enough in white, I start remaking it with coloured papers.
This tiger and cat look pretty nice, they only
need a pair of ears:
one looks like a cat too, but the back is not good yet, because of the
I think this cobra looks pretty good.
This flower is almost finished, I only need to
find a good coloured paper for it.
This one looks like a frog, but the body is not
thick enough yet.
I tried to design an origami book here, but I
finished with a kirigami book, because I used
scissors to make it. It's more difficult than I thought to design an
This one looks like an ox, but there's still a big
gap on top of the model.
looks like a beaver, but maybe it's just because of the color of the
paper I used.
This is an origami cow. I think this can be a good
model after a few little adjustments.
This is a flower with eight petals, I think it
good. Maybe the center should be a little different.
I tried to design another flower with eight petals. Maybe the petals
are a bit to edgy.
Here I tried to design an origami lizard, but I
difficult to get a longer tail, this tail is still to short.
Maybe the basic-shape of the model is not good for a long tail.