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Origami Paper

Several years ago I took a trip to Japan. It was a wonderful experience for me. And of course I stopped at an Origami museum. Another thing about the trip was that at just about every store they had origami paper. And lots of it. Not just ordinary paper. But beautiful variations in all kinds of prints and all kinds of paper types.

I bought a bunch and regrettably all that paper is now gone. But you can still get wonderful origami paper on Amazon.com

 

If you are experienced with origami then you probably know what to look for. If you are new to the art I have a few tips for you.

  • The paper size is important. Beginners usually should start with larger sheets of paper. It is just easier to handle and easier to learn with. By larger I mean around 6 inches square and more. As you get better at it you can get smaller squares. The thing about smaller squares is that you make smaller figures which are quite adorable.
  • And as a beginner you don't need to concern yourself too much with the higher quality papers. But they do make astonishingly beautiful origami. So at some point in the future you are going to want some.
  • The patterns and colors do make a difference in the final product. But start with the inexpensive plain colors, then maybe do some inexpensive patterned paper. Then move on to the high quality papers
  • As you do more origami you are going to be very sensitive to the various papers, how they feel, how they fold and how thich they are. It makes a big difference, once you are better.
  • One sided color - It is common for origami paper to be printed with color on only one side. This makes for a more interesting model. But some papers are colored right through. Watch for this. Although it will become a matter of personal preference.

 

Here is a good value pack of paper: 180 sheets and 5 7/8 inch squares

180s Japanese Origami Folding Paper#2423 (One Sided)

 

Here is another great value pack with more vibrant colors.

Origami Paper Special - 500 Sheet Economy Pack - 6 Inch Square Sheets - 20 Vivid Colors - 100 Design Ebook Included! (please check the back of the cover)

 

Are you looking to make a thousand origami cranes just like I did? Here is a good option for you.

Origami Paper, 1000 sheets, 2 3/4 inches square

Orchid Origami Paper; Folding Sheets; 500 Sheets Per Pack; 6-inch by 6-inch, 10 Beautiful Colors, High Quality Origami Paper, 80 GSM; FREE Origami eBook

 

Higher Quality Papers

About the patterns and the names: Yuzen and Chiyogami are Japanese names referring to specific types of patterns developed in Japan. Yuzen usually has lots of gold and were developed for kimonos. Chiyogami patterns are repetive and ornate patterns designed for paper by wood cuts.

 

Yuzen Chiyogami LARGE Set of 40 Sheets

These incredibly detailed and beautiful Origami papers are of the highest quality. The intricate designs are printed in a rainbow of bright colors and outlined in metallic gold and silver. The base paper is heavy duty professional grade rice paper. Each set includes 20 different patterned sheets and 20 contrasting solid color sheets. Each sheet is 5-7/8 inch square. This is a perfect packet for all decorative paper appications- scrapbooking book making collage decoupage Kirigami and Origami folding.

 

 

Quality Origami Paper

Yuzen Origami LARGE Set of 30 Chiyogami Papers -

These incredibly detailed and beautiful Origami papers are of the highest quality. The intricate designs are printed in a rainbow of bright colors and outlined in metallic gold and silver. The base paper is heavy duty professional grade rice paper. Each set includes 15 different patterned sheets and 15 contrasting solid color sheets. Each sheet is 5-7/8 inch square. This is a perfect packet for all decorative paper applications- scrapbooking book making collage decoupage Kirigami and Origami folding. We have another set that includes 40 sheets of paper... Both sets have different patterns in them so if you purchase them both you will get different papers in each set. Our last shipment of this Origami pack had different papers in every pack- they are all gorgeous sheets! If you buy two of the same item number you are not likely to get repeat papers.

 

Washi Paper - Washi refers to a traditional type of paper not the pattern on the paper. It is thicker and of a hand made quality

 

Origami Japanese Washi Folding Paper

100s Japanese Washi Origami Folding Paper with Japanese traditional pattern printed, Made In Japan one sided, white on the other side brand new in the original package, 100 sheets in one package, 10 designs Size: around 6 inch Square Washi Origami paper with Beautiful patterns and vivid colors

 

 

Origami paper

Origami Paper Special - 500 Sheet Economy Pack - 6 Inch Square Sheets - 20 Vivid Colors - 100 Design Ebook Included! (please check the back of the cover)

 

 

 

Metallic Origami Foil

Metallic Foil Origami Paper: 18 5-7/8 x 5-7/8 Sheets in 9 Colors - Origami creations take on a shiny new look with these colorful metallic foil papers. In addition to silver and gold, the shimmering assortment of hues includes burnt orange and tangerine, sapphire blue, spring and forest green, magenta, and violet. In a shrink-wrapped folder.

Japanese Origami Folding Paper Case Box #4006

I love this! Just make sure it is big enough for the paper you use.

 

Fiskars Traditional Bone Folder

A bone folder is a wonderful tool for origami. It helps you make clean and crisp folds. I have this exact bone folder and I love it. Use it every time I do origami.

 


 

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