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Folding with newspaper

Posted: April 15th, 2022, 1:20 pm
by rkj00
Hello everyone,
I was wondering if anyone has tried to fold more complex models using newspapers. I think for some models that could look really cool. I've tried it once for Robert Lang's crane, but that didn't work really... Maybe it would make sense to coat the newspaper with MC first, but I'm a bit afraid that the colour of the letters could bleed out. Has anyone tried that already?

Re: Folding with newspaper

Posted: April 17th, 2022, 1:28 am
by Gerardo
I have never, but I agree with you. It'll probably only work if you first use methyl cellulose, and the ink will probably bleed to some extent. Aside from that, newsprint paper might be too thick, so that might not look too nice.

Why don't you just try out and share a couple of pictures with us :)?

Re: Folding with newspaper

Posted: April 18th, 2022, 10:04 am
by origami_8
Many years ago, I had the opportunity to fold with plain unprinted newspaper paper. I could have gotten a huge roll of this stuff, alas it was hell to fold. The paper was of inferior quality ripping easily and holding no fold. Inverting creases was near to impossible. The only good thing was that it was thin and came in huge rolls, but it has no suitability for Origami whatsoever.