Saturday, April 2, 2011

Origami Venus Kusudama

Day 118,119,120,121 - Origami Venus Kusudama

Model : Origami Venus Kusudama
Design : Traditional
Complexity : Medium
Other details : Modular Origami : 36 Units made of squares
Folding Instruction
    Diagram : Ocantinhodacris-artes
    Video : 1petiteSorciere
    Book : Kusudama: Ball Origami
Paper : Neon cloured post it notes

As I am a lazy person it took me 4 days to fold the units and put them together. This kusudama is named “Venus Kusudama” in YAMAGUCHI Makoto’s book Kusudama Ball Origami.Various tutorials ask to make 36-40 modules.I have made 36 modules for the kusudama.Each module is made of a square piece of paper which needs to be folded - opened - reverse folded.The reverse folding on the creases made is the only part where you may face difficulty.You will get four points which you need to tuck in if you are not careful it would open up the module.The modules are held together with string.You can also use glue but I feel string is better.

I have used neon coloured Post-it Notes for the model.I would suggest to use both side same coloured or contrast coloured paper for the model.

It is same as the Pluto model with the points folded in.The folds are some what similar to the units of Origami Butterfly kusudama or you may find some similarity with the origami iris/lily.First time when I tried to create this model I followed a tutorial which asked to create 60 modules and it was glue fixed .The end result was really bad but this time I followed a simpler version with 36 modules and sewed instead of gluing.


Some more video links :-
Tadashimori - single unit folding
Tadashimori - How to sew the units together?

1 comment:

Zombie Girrrl said...

Awesome! I'm so going to make a kusudama. Maybe a bunch of them.