Sunday, July 20, 2008

Foiled-back paper - Turtle

 I was trying to make a foiled back paper. Found some left-over aluminium foil from the kitchen and glued it on the black sugar paper, using the 60 cents glue =) I didn't expect any great results from there, but some of the corners just didn't stick well. Anyway, I tried re-glueing them and thinking about what to fold with this paper, which is 14x14cm. Something which is black in color, a bat perhaps. Suddenly thought about turlte that I saw during a hike to Pantai Kerachut. Great, just need to find some simple folds as the paper will become very thick. The choice would be the turtle by Akira Yoshizawa's design in his book Origami Museum-Animals. The results were good. The body and neck did became thick but still ok. And the legs can be shaped nicely.


  1. It look like the little turtles at Kerachut. Great job!

  2. That's the idea of origami. Breathing life into paper =)