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Wet origami


There are several techniques for creating paper masterpieces.

Among them, Japanese origami is located separately. And today we will talk about one of the techniques of this difficult art - the technique of "wet folding."
The idea of ​​creating figures from moistened paperBelongs to Akira Yoshizawa. He developed a technique that helps to make figurines more expressive and strong. Indeed, it is the technique of wet folding that makes it possible to create beautiful three-dimensional figures.

Using this technique, you can create almostAny model. Before you start folding, it's best to fold the model first "dry". You can wipe the paper either with a damp sponge or with a spray gun (in the public there is a "spatter"). Still, everything depends on the density of the paper: the thicker the paper, the more and more it will be possible to make the model. Conversely, the thinner the paper, the more complex the model will be as a result. Do not apply water to two places - you need to wait until one of them dries. It is best to make smooth folds - then the model will be better preserved (from sharp bends the paper will simply burst). After the model is made, it should be dried.
From the minuses of wet origami, one can note the great complexity of work and the fragility of wet paper. Multilayer creases represent a great difficulty - the paper simply creeps away.
"Wet folding" uses the paper propertyKeep the shape after drying. The whole thing is that the paper is glued with the glue dissolved in water, which gives the paper the necessary rigidity. When wetted, the adhesive dissolves, which makes it much easier to work with the paper. When drying, everything happens with the exact opposite - the glue becomes thicker and the paper takes the form desired by the master. Typically, this paper has only one color (for example, in origami, paper of two colors is usually used).
But two-tone paper can be made by itself, gluing together two thin sheets of different colors.
Very many origami professionals useIt is the technique of wet folding. One of the masters of wet origami was Eric Joiselle, who died in 2010. He best figured out people, animals and various fairy-tale creatures (such as fairies or gnomes). This method is also used by such venerable origamiists as Robert Lang (who created the figures of little men and insects), as well as John Montroll (animal figures).

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