posted on Nov, 10 2013 @ 08:16 AM
reply to post by Glencairn
I cut my squares as needed because I use a lot of copy paper, too. One thing to try, is painting paper. Folk Art brand Extreme Glitter acrylic paint
in the lightest color (a translucent sparkly whitish), looks great on almost any color of paper. Plus... it does something cool to the paper's
texture. I use a sponge brush after I've cut my square or hexagon (that's important, cut it first) to apply it in a thin layer. It dries really quick,
too. I can paint paper and start folding it within minutes.
If you have a hobby lobby in the area (or other big chain craft store) you may be able to find small packs of origami paper there for a few dollars.
It's nice to have a variety.
Also, if you have a Dollar Tree in your area, once in a while they have 'Origami Play-sets' there for a dollar, it has 12 pieces of colorful paper
with the crease pattern printed on it, and diagrams inside. My location carries a farm animal one and a flower one.
LOL to the acquiring a teenager... Let her know that I am happy to look at all the pictures you post of her accomplishments. She is really impressing
me with how fast she is picking it up! The way you described her picking out the color sounds exactly like me in the store getting paper... Its a hard
decision! Not sure why, but deciding is horrible.
Definitely keep the pictures coming! Tell her I said I love that she loves paper, too
Edit: If you can find it, there is an origami documentary that used to be on Netflix called "Between the Folds" (I think its on Youtube now) and she
would LOVE it. I think you would enjoy it, too
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