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Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1
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The Copyright Barrier Braiding Makigami Introducing Glow-Fold Folding the Long Narrow Leaf Design Considerations for the Long Narrow Leaf 5 9 16 17 24
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Origami 101 includes more than 40 fun and interesting models from every genre of origami. bangles. Advanced Origami Bonsai teaches how to make branches from newspaper using the Makigami technique. complex natural shapes. wearable jewelry projects. planters and other items. This book is written for the absolute beginner with strategies to go from beginner to expert in one book! Origami 101 is the first origami book with glow-fold diagrams and videos making learning origami easy! Artist-inventor Benjamin John Coleman guides you with stepby-step instructions in how to make over 30 durable. Comes with folding videos on DVD.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 4 Benjamin John Coleman’s Paper Craft Books Click the book cover to order or preview. Also teaches how to create intricate branch networks for Origami Bonsai sculptures. 152 pages on DVD or through Scribd.com. 112 pages.org ship the same day they’re ordered! 4 .com Origami Bonsai Accessories teaches how to make durable Makigami jewelry. Learn how to recycle ordinary newspaper into intricate. This book teaches how to fold the basic flower form from which many varieties of flower can be folded. Make virtually anything you can conceive of from paper. Tuttle Publishing) series is available at bookstores worldwide. The first book in the Origami Bonsai (2010. Instructions for making earrings. accessories. bangles. pendants and much more! 132 pages with 14 videos in full HD Books ordered through OrigamiBonsai. 182 pages on DVD or through Scribd.
for example. Some areas of copyright are clear. Is Mary violating the book's copyright by selling Betty her art work? This article discusses the relevance of copyright law as it would be applied to a book which teaches someone how to create something.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 The Copyright Barrier Mary buys a book and learns how to make sculptures. everyone would agree that scanning and electronically distributing a copyrighted book would be a violation. If a writer approached a publishing house with a new 5 . Before copyright law existed. A grey area is a topic for which there is no clear resolution. work created by an author could easily be taken over by unscrupulous publishers and individuals. Other areas are not so clear. The question posed above is an example of a grey area within the law. Betty sees her sculpture and offers to buy it.
for profit. the publishing house could publish it without paying or acknowledging the author. USA. or transferred without proper attribution and compensation. ALC. Copyright provides the copyright holders with an assurance that their innovative work won't be duplicated. Thompson. The fact that there are doubts about whether Shakespeare really wrote Hamlet is testament to the need for copyright law. usurped. Copyright law facilitates access. then they would need permission. usually within the first few pages of the publication. and will stipulate these. So they should get your permission if the work is being sold. while at the same time protecting the rights of the copyright holder. It's a derivative work from the diagram." Thompson said. The same is true for a diagram (in an origami book) and the resulting folded piece. But it seems there is not a consensus of opinion. To make matters worse." does Mary have the right to sell something she created based on the book? According to Kevin A. It is this resultant economic activity that represents the grey area. other individuals could claim they were the originators of the work. thus stimulating economic activity. an attorney with Davis McGrath LLC in Chicago. and someone performed it. Mary needs to get permission. But if the book just says "copyright 2010. New markets get created. One answer to the question posed at the beginning of this article can be easily obtained. "If it were a play. USA stated "While a diagram can be protected under the copyright act.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 book. because attorney Rachel Stillwell of Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner and Sloane. Does the original copyright in the book allow readers to sell their work based on the book? Many books clearly define what rights the reader has with regards to their work. infringement of the copyright in such a diagram can occur in 6 . This allows them to share work that would otherwise be kept confidential. Marina Del Rey.
org) stated Sarah Feingold. and other creative people to specify what attributes within a copyright they wish to protect. Creative Commons has a search engine on their web site so you can search for art. a major outlet for handmade arts and crafts. If I haven't made myself clear in the past. I shall now. It is a Creative Commons copyright.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 the form of copying only if what is copied is the diagram itself rather than the idea conveyed in the diagram. It is an amazing resource. I wish I had known about Creative Commons before the Origami Bonsai series of books were published." Feingold should know. When you find something you want to use. "Some companies choose to publish their work under a Creative Commons license. artists. I grant my readers the right to sell their sculptures based on my publications. videos. will probably be gone. you just read the Creative Commons license associated with it. an attorney who specializes in intellectual property rights and author of Copyright for Artists." Creative Commons is a not for profit corporation that facilitates the sharing of copyrighted material. Betty. You will notice that the copyright at the beginning of this month's issue is different. Mary might never resolve her predicament.Etsy." (www. music. her market. And if the author is dead. The site. the licenses. To further stimulate those markets. and you don't have to worry about copyright infringement. or just about anything else you might want to incorporate into your work. photos.CreativeCommons. Benjamin John Coleman 7 . This is an important advance in copyright protection as it allows other artists to build upon the work of others without worrying about whether they're violating copyright. By using a creative commons copyright artists can specify how their work gets used by others. the copyright inside my books is the old standard. She also works with www. They do this by allowing authors. and the search engine are all free. comply." To resolve her dilemma with certainty. It could be argued that Creative Commons copyrights open new markets and stimulate economic activity. "Some other companies also have disclaimer language accompanying patterns and art. "You can choose to allow people to make commercial use of your work with attribution. Sadly.com. Regards. By the time Mary obtains permission from the author. either with Creative Commons symbols or with text. This creates a barrier between Mary and a market for her work. Mary will need to ask for permission.
2010 Makigami Accessories are durable.org . Click here.OrigamiBonsai. 8 www.Volume 2 Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 June 1. wearable and biodegradable. To see a list of Makigami accessories available on Etsy. Origami Bonsai artists and craftspeople. make sure to include the keywords "makigami" and "accessories" when posting your work to Etsy so it will be included when readers click this advertisement.Origami Bonsai Issue 3 Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine .
although my finished work bore the marks of an inexperienced craftsman. and she agreed to teach me. Initial results were mixed. I've wanted to investigate braiding Makigami for some time. We molded her work and allowed it to cure. was more flexible than I had envisioned. and tried again repeatedly with the same set of strips. 9 . Because I had tried. and then she attempted to braid them. I decided a six strip braid would be more appropriate.youtube. I didn't know how to braid. The finished bracelet. the Makigami flaked and some areas were delaminating. She was successful.com/watch?v=22 p3wIHLupc ). I rolled three narrow strips. and became excited at the potential. and I struggled to keep up with a video tutorial on braiding (here's the link: http://www. failed. with only three narrow strands of Makigami. But I knew that with experience this could be resolved.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 Braiding Makigami The other day I asked my niece if she would teach me how to braid. I was successful.
I think this bracelet is exquisite. The resultant braid is quite beautiful. I painted it with in a faux walnut finish (Origami Bonsai Accessories P. I trimmed them off. My inexperience at braiding is still visible in the small flakes of paper which can be seen. 70. and a final coat of black). The combination of the complex braid and tapering strips is wonderful. What I find of particular interest is the visual effect tapered Makigami strips add to the complex beauty of the braid. and the finished bracelet is pictured below.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 My next attempt involved a different technique which required five Makigami strips. 10 .
3. 11 .Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 How to Make a Braided Teardrop Makigami Assembly 1. Braid the strips (watch this video to learn how to braid). insert one end of each strip into a clip. 2. 141 of Origami Bonsai Accessories). Roll five dual-tapered Makigami strips (using recipe 3 on P.
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You can do more shaping. Combine the loose ends. and/or narrowing the braid.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 4. They cured in three hours. 6. 12 . 5. Pinch and knead the loose ends so the paper fibers combine a bit (see step 8 to understand why). Try flattening. Shape the braided strips and insert the ends into a clothespin. widening. I put mine on the dashboard of my 1993 Chevy which was parked in the sun. Allow the strips to cure.
Important: Drill first. Also remove any delaminated or flaking Makigami with a razor blade. 9. Paint your braided Makigami strips with a finish (see Origami Bonsai Accessories for more detail). 8. 13 . trim second.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 7. Trim excess Makigami from the area around the hole you drilled in Step 6. Drill a tiny hole for a necklace or earring finding.
Also add findings for earrings and a strap for pendants.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 10. Glue Origami Bonsai flowers to the braided Makigami teardrop. 14 .
Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 As you can see from the photograph. 15 . a little experience goes a long way. a world of design opportunities seemed to open up. Once I got the hang of braiding.
I developed this method for diagramming based on our conversation. Perhaps it will take some of the trial and error out of origami. bisected by a dashed line. 16 . Glow-Fold Example Conventional Diagram Glow-Fold Diagram Step 1 The first diagram shows a square of paper. Often it was hard to discern what effect a fold in one diagram had in the subsequent diagram. along with an arcing line with an arrow at its tip denoting the direction of the fold. I remember struggling with origami diagrams as a child. Step 2 In a subsequent diagram. I mentioned my new book project to her. Glow-fold would enhance this diagram by adding a semi-transparent glowing triangular area below the line to be folded. and she stressed the need for clear diagrams. the paper is shown as a triangle. I have since patented Glow-Fold. I recently had the opportunity to meet Vanessa Gould (creator of the movie Between the Folds). Glow-fold adds a semi-transparent glow along the unfolded edges in the subsequent diagram.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 Introducing Glow-Fold Glow-fold is a new diagramming technique I developed for a book I am in the process of writing. and it was often through trial and error that I successfully completed models.
Step 1 Begin with the colored side of your square facing down. or via a video on YouTube. Click the image (right) to watch the video instructions. Step 2 Fold the right edge to the center as shown. Fold your square in half diagonally and then unfold it. 17 .Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 Folding the Long Narrow Leaf Folding instructions for this leaf are available in the following diagrams. Click for folding video.
Step 4 Fold and then unfold the bottom edge up using the left edge for alignment.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 Step 3 Fold the top edge to the center. 18 .
19 .Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 Step 5 Fold and then unfold the left edge using the bottom edge for alignment and then flip your paper. The lower tip will move up to the same point automatically. Step 6 Fold and then unfold the bottom left corner up and to the right and then flip your paper. Step 7 Simultaneously fold both outside corners to the center line as shown.
Step 10 Inside reverse fold the folds you made in Step 9. Step 9 Fold both of the bottom outside corners of the upper pleat of paper to the center.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 Step 8 Your model should look like this. 20 . Now we zoom in on the area that will become the stem.
Step 12 Narrow the stem by folding the outer corners to the center. 21 .Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 Step 11 Fold the narrow tip of the uppermost layer down and toward the left. Step 13 Fold the upper outside corner of the top layer of paper down and to the right.
Fold the top edge down and to the right to narrow the leaf. Step 16 Fold the top two layers up and to the left. 22 . Step 15 Fold the top edge down and to the right again to further narrow your leaf.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 Step 14 Your leaf should look like this. then repeat steps 14 and 15 on the righthand edge of your leaf.
Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 Step 17 Your leaf should look like this. Step 18 Pinch the stem with one hand as you curl the other end of the leaf. 23 .
This long and narrow leaf will add some drama to your projects. this is a heavy leaf. the long narrow leaf. The easiest choice is to create a narrow sculpture. Balance your sculpture with weight and counter weight. where the center of gravity is directly over the planter (pictured left). However I am a fan of traditional origami. for every leaf attached on one side. Another option is to distribute the weight. I suggest you connect the leaf over a longer area of Makigami. This leaf shape is commonly found on houseplants and often used in floral arrangements of real flowers.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 Design Considerations for the Long Narrow Leaf Our arsenal of leaf styles has just grown by one. every leaf on one side of your sculpture should have a corresponding 24 . in other words. If you choose to use this method. I initially thought that a narrow piece of paper would be required to create this leaf. There are a few issues that must be considered when using this leaf style. Because the edges are made up of six densely-folded layers of paper. Both the effects of gravity on the leaf stem and the center of gravity of your sculpture must be considered. When it comes to center of gravity you have two choices. With regards to the stem. and I developed a folding pattern that can be completed with a square piece of paper. attach another on the other side.
An example of this strategy is pictured on the facing page.Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 counter-weight-leaf on the other side of the sculpture. and mostly two dimensional. it creates a new problem. While curling the leaf helps us with the unfolding issue. The curl provides tension which should keep the layers of paper in place for many years. To ensure the leaf remains folded it should be curled. This leaf has depth which must be taken into account. 25 . They require little planning in terms of depth.. Another issue unique to this leaf is it's tendency to unfold. I suspect building a wall sculpture with these leaves would be quite challenging. The two sculptures I created for this issue of the magazine were a lot of work. but you can see the dramatic touch this curled leaf adds to their overall shape. Most Origami Bonsai leaves are flat.
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