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Friday, February 08, 2013


So during that almost year long hiatus, surely you would think I did not just spend all my time at school.

An example of the many things that can be built from paper

Paperwork was something that I was brought into as a kid, through origami. It all at a summer camp where a group leader taught me how to fold a star. I instantly gravitated towards this new found hobby and went on to explore more origami models.

Small star, meet big star

Eventually, I moved on to papercrafting. The main difference is that papercrafts involves the use of a paste or glue whereas origami does not.
And within the community of papercrafts, there are two main roles, the designers and the builders.

The designers are the ones that create the templates, design and make the model look fancy and nice.
They utilize various CAD programs to do so, but I haven't had much experience in this department yet.

The builders are the ones that do exactly that, they build. They take the template, cut and score it and so the problem solving begins. Note that a lot of templates don't include instructions like the order of the pieces to build (which is really key and important) so it all becomes a huge puzzle, with a rewarding end.


Mark said...

I've seen some truly amazing and beautiful papercrafts. I think I prefer origami, because it's more complex so the more intricate things are much more impressive, but I do like the freedom papercraft has and like I said, I've seen some truly impressive things made of paper.

A said...

I've tried my hand at such things a couple times, but it's difficult to make something as perfect as what you see online. It is really rewarding when you finally finish with one though.

Adam said...

I wish I could do something that creative

DieNand said...

I'm not really great at paper art/crafts but I remember a few years ago we had to fold something for art class (when I still had art class, a loong time ago) but I've never actually taken A liking towards it. I'm not really extremely good at this kind of art because I lack the patience to see it through till the end.

Usually though the results are something to behold. But like I said I'm not really good at it.

DWei said...

Yeah, these are really popular, especially with the Minecraft crowd.

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