Origami Bonsai : Create Beautiful Botanical Sculptures From Paper - Origami Bonsai
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.
The beauty of origami bonsai is that even newcomers to paperfolding can create fantastic arrangements. With each page of the book readers will have the opportunity to create their own amazingly lifelike sculptures. Revolutionary approaches in this book include mass production of leaves, painting techniques and depth enhancement. Each page leads to new discoveries that will inspire the creation of wildly complex plant sculptures. Readers will be surprised at how easy these sculptures are to create, and how much they are appreciated by others.
Simon and Schuster
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 DVD
Origami flower projects include:
- The Ficus Leaf
- The Berlin Poplar Leaf
- The Black Eyed Susan
- The Foxglove
- The Buttercup
- And many more…
create beautiful botanical sculptures from paper
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
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
About the author
Flowers in art
From the critics
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