Patricia Zapata: use paper scraps to make wall art

Published October 22, 2012 by Origami Architecture

 

Something that every paper crafter has after a completed project is a pile of scraps. I’m no different and let me tell you my pile of scraps can get quite out of hand! To put it to good use, this solution is really simple, uses up a lot of scraps and can be made leisurely over a long period of time.

I don’t remember exactly how the idea for this piece came about but I can tell you that I made it many months ago and as I walked by it the other day it occurred to me that it was high time that I share it with you. I have the step-by-step photos of the process because it was going to be part of a book that never came to fruition (I would’ve loved a close up of this project for the cover).

Since we’ve had it on our wall for weeks and weeks I can also tell you that it holds up really well and yes I did actually use my scraps—no new sheets of paper were harmed for this project. ;)

A Little Hut – Patricia Zapata: use paper scraps to make wall art.

Patricia Zapata: how to: card & embellishments gift set

Published October 22, 2012 by Origami Architecture

 

Since the busiest gift giving season will soon be upon us (whether we want to believe it or not) I decided to create a set that shows you how to combine different tools to make gift embellishments and a card idea. Keep in mind that the flower idea can be made with many colors and even be a useful way to use small scraps (you know I enjoy those projects).

A Little Hut – Patricia Zapata: how to: card & embellishments gift set.

Patricia Zapata: framed origami

Published October 22, 2012 by Origami Architecture

 

framed origami

 

Here are the final results of the class auction project that the fifth graders made. I bought Ikea box frames (30″ square) and we used solid colored origami paper. I thought the patterned paper would look too busy for this.

I went to school one day last week and taught the kids how to make a simple origami box (so fun!). One class worked on the boxes for the blue piece and the other class worked on the green ones. It’s quite interesting to see the differences in manual dexterity. Nevertheless, they all did great.

A Little Hut – Patricia Zapata: framed origami.

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