25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 22
Find the Thai momi marbled paper in your paper pack (this shouldn’t be hard, since we have only two papers left)! The cutting we’ll be doing is called kirigami (there are entire books dedicated to this Japanese form of paper cutting). A quick lesson: origami is just folding paper, while kirigami is folding and cutting paper.
Although this might look simple, I highly recommend making a sample model before cutting into this lovely paper. You need to make sure that you get the folds right and that you cut on the correct edge of the paper, otherwise everything will simply fall apart!
For this project you will need:
- This template
- Thai Momi Marbled Paper cut to 7″ x 7″
Step 1: Fold the square of paper in half.
Step 2: Fold it in half again.
Step 3: And again!
Step 4: Fold in half one last time to get something that looks like this.
Step 5: Cut out the template and place it on top of your folded piece of paper as shown.
Step 6: Cut off both ends of your snowflake, as shown on the pattern.
Step 7: Cut out the the tree. It is simpler to cut it out as four shapes (here you see I’ve cut the first shape) rather than trying to twist your scissors and the paper, cutting the tree shape out all in one go.
Step 8: Here’s my snowflake with all of the pieces cut out.
Step 9: Carefully unfold your snowflake.
Try your own cuts!
I’d love to see what you create! Share your ideas in the comments box below and show us what you made in the 25 Days of Paper FB group.
About the 25 Days of Paper 2015: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. Throughout December, I’ll be posting a paper tutorial on even days, and every odd day will bring news about paper artists, stores, distributors and more! Receive updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below and check out what people are making in the 25 Days of Paper FB Group!