Origami bonsai Create beautiful botanical sculptures from paper

Benjamin John Coleman

Book - 2010

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Published
North Clarendon, Vt. : Tuttle Pub c2010.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
111 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm. + 1 videodisc (DVD : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
ISBN
9780804841030
0804841039
Main Author
Benjamin John Coleman (-)
  • The tools of the trade
  • Folding leaves and impatiens
  • Building a basic bonsai assembly
  • Painting leaves and flowers
  • Finding twigs and stones
  • Wallpaper roller shortcuts
  • Folding the basic flower form
  • Intermission
  • Folding other leaf varieties
  • Finishing variations of the basic flower form
  • Incremental leaf sizes and depth enhancement
  • Assembly of a depth-enhanced origami bonsai
  • Creating multi-flower assemblies
  • Fixing mistakes
  • Housekeeping
  • About the author.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A book with more than 250 color photos, 100 diagrams, 14 projects and an instructional DVD explains origami bonsai--the art of folding paper flowers and leaves a attaching them to natural branches, creating botanical sculptures.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Extraordinary botanically-inspired sculptures anyone can make

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Make beautiful origami flowers then arrange them into stunning bonsai sculptures with this wonderful origami book.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 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. 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. To help in the creation process the book contains detailed instructions and numerous photographs of both works in process and completed origami bonsai pieces that are sure to have you crating your own decorative origami art in no time.This easy origami book contains: Beautiful, multi-color photos and drawings Step-by-step instructions Explanations of dozens of folding techniques A 3 hour instructional DVDFolding 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…