Folding of papers was originally adopted as Japanese culture, an art referred to as Origami. Origami has now spread all over the world, and it is now being used to describe all the folding activities in all the cultures of the world. Coming up with complete sculpture from a square sheet of paper is the aim for Origami. Cuts, glues and any kinds of markings done on the paper are some of the discouragements placed when making Origami. Various intricate designs can be obtained from combinations of various origami folds when folded in various ways. Therefore, in this article, I will elaborate some steps that are necessary for making a good Origami design.
Firstly, you should select the paper to use to make these folds. When making Origami, an artist is spoilt of choices on the type of paper to use for his or her artwork. For the beginners, there are those pre-cut papers that are specifically meant for Origami. Beginners are therefore capable of designing the perfect size of the Origami. A good art-work paper should have an appropriate thickness and color. Thin papers and favorite colors are the basis on which beginners are advised to choose their papers for Origami. Thick papers show errors committed and crease easily and that is why you are advised to use thin papers.
Various directive tools are also required, they include; instructional books, directive tools like tutorials. For you to have an easy understanding of the design, you should have the following tools; a book, a video or even a tutorial. The instructional material should also have helpful illustrations that make your work easier. Making Origami by just reading the procedures is not easy. A new Origami person is required to practice and master the basics of the folding activity. Origami, being an art, it requires procedural increments in the learning process for it to look simple at the end; otherwise it might seem overwhelming. Origami starts by choosing the very simple designs then proceeding to the complex designs.
After mastering the basics of the art, you can now proceed to the advanced designs. Crane, frog, lily, and lotus lie under eighteen folds, and they are examples of complex designs. It is wise to have an intense exercise over these designs because one is prone to challenges even after reaching the advanced stages of Origami. Once you are good in designing all, you can attempt using the fabrics. Now using the fabrics would help you to sharpen your folding skills.
Lastly, you can now start broadcasting your artistic skills by sharing the Origami with friends and family. Origami is, therefore, a great hobby where all these people will be happy of. In the process, other people become interested to know how to design the Origami. When passing the skills on to another person, you comprehend the process better, and at this level, you can design new folds for sale.