Reality Bending Curved Origami Made through Challenging Wet Folding Technique

Vietnamese artist Hoàng Tiến Quyết produces incredible paper origami constructions using a laborious technique known as wet folding. This allows the artist to create curves and bends in his paper art which would otherwise be impossible with following typical origami method. Quyết first began making his own paper sculptures in 2008, and has co-authored two books since then in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

The suspense in building the origami art, with pleats and folds and a set plan to making it even more challenging as the artist must use the perfect amount of water to shape the paper under his agile fingers - too much water and the paper will be too brittle to work with and too less could spell disaster as the paper will tear. The marvellous animal origamis that results after this painstakingly intricate process are unique - the curls in their shape taking his artwork to another level of origami making.

Shying away from the usual demand for geometrical origami sculptures, Hoàng Tiến Quyết creates them with an imaginative flair- having unpredictable curves emerge in their rigid forms makes the art more graceful. From roosters to rats, foxes and cats, the artist has applied this new technique to explore the potential within origami art and the results have been rewarding and visually stunning so far. You can find his designs in his Etsy shop

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Stunning Glacier Inspired Bench by Fernando Mastrangelo

Brooklyn-based designer Fernando Mastrangelo recently showcased this unique and sculptural bench at the James Gallery at Art Genève in Switzerland last month. A part of collection, entitled, “Drift” the bench emulates the natural texture of earth’s formations and glaciers.

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DIY Stash Buster Cards from A Mermaid’s Tale.

If you are in Portscatho, Cornwall England, you can perhaps still find these lovely sewn fabric scrap cards for sale at A Mermaid’s Tale shop, The Sea Garden. 

Check out A Mermaid’s Tale for lots of beautiful, thoughtful and unique crafts.

To make this card is pretty easy if you have a sewing machine. If you sell crafts, this stash buster card would be a great add-on item or freebie to include. You could also include used postal stamps, scrapbook paper, old book pages etc…