Origami Sculptures

Photo: Lion by Hoan Tieng Quyet/ Created in 2012, Folded 2013

Today I will be showing an origami technique used to “sculpt” origami and make it seem lifelike. This origami technique is named wet folding. To wet fold, a thick fibered paper such as cardstock is spread with sprays of water and then folded. The creator of the model then can make nice curves that a paper could not usually do. Paper or binder clips, or even rubber bands are used to keep the model stable until it is dry. Once the model has dried, the reuslt will end up like a beautifully scuplted model such as the one shown above. The Lion by Hoand Tien Quyet perfectly demonstrates how an origamist can use paper to their advantage.


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