OR holiday decorating.
Let it be perpetual summer, please!
But my 3rd show (in as many months) is the
I spent last week doing essentially nothing trying to rest my back from a pulled muscle. All that rest gave me a chance to form a projects~action plan to work on. And with the help of a supportive back brace, I’m working -slowly- on some stuff again!
This site had the absolute easiest to follow instructions of all I researched~
5 Pointed Origami Star
I didn’t watch the video, I literally needed the step-by-step pictures to keep up with ALL those folds.
◊ There are 2 halves to this project~the 1st is to create the pentagon. I thought it would be more efficient to do ALL 24 papers together, then move on.
◊ I started the whole thing by printing out some vintage sheet music onto card stock paper, cut it all square, then began folding. And folding. And folding.
* That marking pen you see helped me press each fold into a crisp crease.
◊ The 2nd half creates the star! The collage below takes you up to the star “shape.” The final folds define it more and make it more 2-dimensional! Let me add here that this is a WHOLE LOT EASIER with normal paper—I, of course had to make it harder with heavier paper (of course). But I had my reasons.
Now I have 24 Stars!
And now I get to play!
◊ I spent some time SHAPING each of my stars to perfection!
◊ I “opened” each star back up just enough to paint the insides with gold leaf paint.
◊ Lastly, I used an artist brush to paint select front edges with glue, then covered them in crystal glitter! When they were dry, I glittered a part of the back side too!
Some will be used to make a garland,
the rest will be left individual~
I just need to decide on those final details and finishes!