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Origami Shadowbox Frames

This book will show you how to make fabulous origami shadowbox frames to display your art in a beautiful and original way! Origami Shadowbox Frames will guide you through folding the 10 original modular origami designs by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov, branching into 20+ frames' variations. Different designs of deep and shallow frames feature various profiles such as 1:2 rectangle, square, equilateral triangle, right triangle, isosceles trapezoid, right trapezoid and stairs-like profile. You will learn how to fold variations of each design, customize frames to your liking and add relevant back pieces. On 128 pages of this book there are 640 detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams with written instructions as well as 175 photos of examples of completed frames. In each article, there are recommendations on paper type and size (including Letter and A4 formats) with indication of the size of the completed model. The designs are intermediate to complex level of folding. Have a creative and fun time with this book making origami shadowbox frames! Happy folding! For more details on this book and the model menu, please visit our website at http: //www.oriland.com/store/books/origami_shadowbox_frames/main.php Origami Office Series: Volume 1: http: //www.amazon.com/dp/1499636512/ Volume 2: http: //www.amazon.com/dp/1501043773/ Volume 3: http: //www.amazon.com/dp/1496195388 Volume 4 (this book): http: //www.amazon.com/dp/1495431436/
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Yuri and Katrin Shumakov - a stellar artist-duo, professional origami creators, who started their origami journey in France in 1989 and since then they unfold this art in a heretofore unseen way! They have created amazing paper world ORILAND with incredible fantasy Kingdoms that impress with rich detail of majestic castles, abundance of paper flora and busy life of little paper dwellers. Their newest kingdoms Toy-ronto and Albuquerque combine fantasy and reality together, presenting a whimsical artistic rendition of iconic sights of these cities. Another beautiful and elegant aspect of origami they brought to life is ORIBANA - a marriage of two Japanese arts: Origami and Ikebana. By combining these remarkable art-forms, in early 1990s Katrin and Yuri began to create paper flower arrangements in paper vases and thought up a distinctive name for it - Oribana. Since then they designed more than 50 charming oribana-compositions with a broad variety of origami flowers and vases. Being prolific origami authors they created more than a thousand of origami designs from simple forms and cute characters to complex dinosaurs' skeletons and architecture that all have a distinctive Oriland style. Psychologists by education, Katrin and Yuri have studied how origami helps children learn. Their Ph.D scientific work shows that by doing origami, children develop better use of both hands and that origami can improve creativity and intelligence in children ages 7 to 11. They believe that origami is "entertainment for the soul, gymnastics for the mind, and training for the hands." In 1999, Yuri and Katrin received the Silver Award in the ThinkQuest International Competition for their 'Travel to Oriland' website and it brought them and their team to Universal Studios Hollywood for the Award Ceremony! Their Oriland.com website became a winner of the Childnet Award that was given them in Paris, France. Both these projects were acknowledged as high quality creative, educational and fun websites for children and adults. Yuri and Katrin have written more than 30 origami books and instructional CDs, and their works have been exhibited in many countries including several venues in the United States, France, Spain and Canada. The Shumakovs also extend their artistic talents to the realm of photography and music. Katrin is a winner of the Toronto Photo Contest 2010. Yuri is enjoying music composing and sound design. They live in Toronto, Canada, love yoga and a healthy style of life.

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