An angel crafted from paper can be delicately beautiful. What a wonderful way of conjuring up angelic powers for yourself – as permanent decoration, for festive occasions or as a memorable gift. Including 15 sheets of origami paper and detailed instructions, as well as inspiring photographs, this book equips readers to make 15 different origami angels. Origami is perfect for anyone interested in mindful crafting—creative projects as a route to relaxation. The book offers something new both to angel enthusiasts and to the many fans of origami worldwide. The author, a renowned origami artist, begins by explaining the spiritual dimension of origami, showing how this meditative, stress-releasing practice connects with Zen principles in awakening the possibilities of paper. He describes basic origami techniques before presenting 15 projects, which progress from simple angels suitable for beginners to more complex 3D figures, so that the reader gradually builds up their level of skill and experience. Each project comes with clear step-by-step artworks and photography to help the would-be origami artist. The angels include bringers of peace, hope, healing and good fortune, as well as those with practical uses such as a bookmark. Uplifting quotations and superb photography will inspire all those wishing to use their completed angels for meditation.
Published by Watkins Publishing Oct 15, 2013| 96 Pages| 9 x 7-1/2| ISBN 9781780285771