I’m running out of ideas for titles that don’t repeat themselves. I mean, Origami Deer, Origami lobster……all been done before! I still have to remind myself what is actually in the post though. So, with Cheryl looking up cool and unusual places to eat that remind us of japan, I thought a title that sounded like dinner would be interesting.
But enough of that! I finished an Origami Red Deer, Also known as a Stag deer ( stag can also refer to the male gender of the red deer…but now we are getting complicated and off track) I thought I would fold it with black paper because: One, Black is cool. Two, Stylized deer are cool! Three, Who wants a “red” Red Deer? And Four, I only had one large sheet of cardstock left…and it was black.
In the end, I think it turned out as elegant as I had wanted. There were moments of struggle….but what is life without a little struggle? Boring! I guess. And I always need something dramatic to blog about.
I also folded up a blue lobster and a couple of Scimitar Horn Onyx. I focused on the legs of the lobster rather than the antennae. It’s a little more manageable without them.
Then there are the Onyx. These guys are quite the challenge to get those horns on there. I’m sure there are easier ways ( and I hope I will discover them!) But I wanted to go for a tapered look that still allowed the horns to fit in the designated glue area. Through trial and error, I ended up putting a strip of the horn over the ear and a little bit down the eye. I still have to fine tune that one before I’m ready to list it in my shop. Perhaps I should start writing down the methods I use as those can be almost as challenging as the folding part. Hope everyone is having a great week so far. It’s sunny here in Iowa, but cold….which sucks! I managed to change the oil in the new car before the snow began to fall yesterday. Just one small step to getting the ret of my universe in order.