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3d Origami – Chinese Venture Triangles

New project – 3d origami using Chinese Venture Triangles. I have seen pictures of this kind of origami and I wanted to try it out. The pieces that I have seen are incredible. I did not want to go and use origami paper that I have somewhere – or buy any new supplies. I had some store catalogs that had nice glossy pages with colorful pictures. Anyway, this was the first one so I was sure that I will be making mistakes. The first fold I tried, I did not “double fold” and so the triangle pieces were very thin. The catalog pages are thin so that was not what I wanted. I kept the triangles I made though and will use them to try out other designs. The triangles I made were still thin – but not too thin. I cut the pages into 3 by 1 1/2, then folded it so that I have a 3 by 3/4 inch width to work with. Right now, it is       2 1/2 inches tall with a 4 inch diameter. I learned a lot and figured out what to do and what not to do. Here are some pics of what I made. This is not done. I was thinking of making a little bowl for my keys, but then, maybe a pencil holder… Hmmmm…




As you can see, because of the paper I used, there are white spots where the creases were. I’ll just call it shabby chic (yeah, right!). I’ll just spray it with an acrylic sealant when I’m done so that I could preserve it. Hey, it’s the first one I made so I have to keep it for posterity!

 Here it is upside – down.


The view from above

I used 60 triangles for each layer. I have completed 9 layers. Lots and lots and lots of triangles – but, it’s fun!


I added links to some of the other pieces that I found on the net.

Now, back to my new quilling project…

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Paper Quilling – New Display Cards with Quotes

I’ve been planning to make display cards with quotes on them. Finally, I made a few and they have different inspirational thoughts. Sometimes, the less you say, the more impact you have…

The last card, I wanted the gold paper with hearts to represent music bars – song in your heart –

Anyway, I have more and I will post them as soon as they are ready. I have new ideas for more quilled art. I also want to go back to origami. I found some new ideas that I would like to try.

The Valentine project with my kids is slow moving right now since we are still working on our writing projects. We are reseraching and writing our speeches, too. Too much to do!!!






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