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Origami Bonsai: Create Beautiful Botanical Sculptures From Paper
     

Origami Bonsai: Create Beautiful Botanical Sculptures From Paper

by Benjamin John Coleman
 

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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

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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
Folding 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...

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...the greatest savings of time and energy for the beginning origamist is provided by the vari-colored folding papers contained in the kit, along with Mr. Coleman's effective instructions in folding. His 'glow-fold' technique simplifies the learning

"I love to be able to recommend the best for my readers, and Benjamin's unique talent of merging two Japanese art forms- origami and bonsai, creates an exciting new form of paper art! This unique book "kit" will teach you the art step-by-step with simple

"I've purchased a few origami flower kits in the past and the paper with this kit is by far the best suited for creating lifelike flowers." —About.com Origami

"Origami Bonsai is lovely, as are all of Ben's books, instructional DVDs, and paper creations." —Ann Martin, author of All Things Paper

"I can't wait to make more of these origami bonsai sculptures as center pieces for our Thanksgiving dinner and for holiday decorations. Perhaps I could also give them out as holiday gifts. I think this kit itself makes a great holiday gift to people who

"With the holidays approaching, folding an origami bonsai would be more thoughtful than spending hours at the mall or online. Highly recommend!" —Cindy Ng, Origami Blog

"This origami kit from Tuttle Publishing contains several tools to teach you how to make unbelievable floral designs and sculptures." —Dana Byerwalter, All Free Paper Crafts blog

"Always wanted to make a bonsai, finally could make [it] when I happen to lay my hands on wonderful Origami Bonsai Kit by Tuttle Publishing, which contains detailed simple instructions [and] clear photo diagrams, a DVD with awesome video instructio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804841030
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
04/10/2010
Edition description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin John Coleman left his teaching career in 1996 and made the creation of origami bonsai a new way of life. Benjamin's revolutionary approach to the art inspires his continued creation of origami bonsai botanical sculptures. Benjamin lives in Pawtucket, RI.

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