by Gay Merrill Gross
The origami models presented here are surprisingly simple yet look quite stunning. Gross has collected some of the finest mini origami models from across the globe: Argentina, Australia, England, France, Japan, and USA.
Minigami is 144 pages of folding-fun organized into six chapters; but in essence, it has instructions to fold:
– cards, envelopes, and paper pockets (tatos),
– origami models to decorate the cards, and
– modular decorations.
Projects are mostly categorized as “simple” or “low-intermediate” with a few “intermediate” projects at the end of the book. Even so, nothing terribly difficult especially since the instructions are very clear. Not all projects are shown, but the ones below are a good representation of what the book contains.
After that, Gross teaches you how to fold card stock into creative patterns where origami models can be placed upon. Some of the card folds are simple such as the classic Quarter Fold, yet others are quite unique (Peekaboo Fold, Fan Fold). [Shown: Penguin, Twist Fish, Santa, and Flower]
Party Dress, Two-Toned Dress (with hats/purse), and Tulips
Ducks on Fan-Variation Card, Simple Hearts on Peekaboo Card, and Simple Sailboats on a Fan-Variation Card
8-Pointed Star, Star Wreath, Florette, and Button Flower Ornament
Rosette, 6-Pointed Star, Butterfly Corner Clip, and Button Flower
Flower Tato (blossom), Pinwheel Tato
Flower Tato (star), and Pleated Triangle
Shown: Standing Pockets with Tulips