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« on: June 21, 2008 09:41:01 PM »

So, I recently started making a bunch of origami cranes because I want to make a crane mobile.  I was looking up origami stuff on instructables.com and happened upon an instructable for the stellated octahedron.  I was intrigued and decided to try it.  The pieces were easy to fold, but putting it together was pretty hard to figure out.  All the stuff I could find on them via google gave awesomely detailed instructions for folding the pieces, but then kind of crapped out around the putting it together phase of things.  I finally figured it out, but I can't really say it was anything more than an accident, haha.  I'm gonna try again with some pretty origami paper.  Meanwhile, I did this one with plain white printer paper.  After I had it all put together, I painted the whole thing navy blue and then dry brushed it with light blue, gold, and dark red.  Then I used a piece of lace dipped in flesh colored paint as a sort of stamp.  Sorry for all the rambling! 

Edited to add:  None of the pieces are glued together.  They're all just folded into each other.  Here are links to the 2 sites I looked at while making them, in case anyone's interested.


« Last Edit: June 21, 2008 09:45:49 PM by thankyoulocust » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008 09:20:44 AM »

i love the aged looked.    i remember making those in art class in high school
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008 01:46:26 AM »

This looks awesome!

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