Iridescent Shadow-Fold Paper

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Iridescent Shadow-Fold Paper

Postby DavidW » August 9th, 2014, 2:59 am

I just tried this paper for the first time. It really is fantastic for bugs. Thin, takes a crease well, and looks shiny without being gaudy.

Any one else like this paper?

Here is my example fold:
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The paper is a bit loosy goosy and I wouldn't see it being good for models that require alot of shaping, but for bugs it is terrific.
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Re: Iridescent Shadow-Fold Paper

Postby Folderfugate » August 9th, 2014, 3:26 pm

I too have purchased this paper. I love folding with it, it's very thin and very strong. The shinier part uses, as far as I can tell, a very fine glitter which doesn't come off during folding. One of the advantages of folding with this paper is that when you make a sharp crease, it doesn't show white on the edges because the paper has been dyed all the way through. My only wish is that it came in bigger squares! [-o<
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Re: Iridescent Shadow-Fold Paper

Postby DavidW » August 9th, 2014, 3:43 pm

It is available in sizes up to 60 cm. I don't think that was the case when I first bought it, and if that's the same for you, look again! You can now buy large shadow-fold paper!

What models do you like folding with it?
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Re: Iridescent Shadow-Fold Paper

Postby Folderfugate » August 9th, 2014, 10:30 pm

Oh wow, really?? That's great! I will look for that. Well I was folding Kamiya's Ancient Dragon, by I messed up on a few creases, and after trying to fix the wing a few times, it finally gave up and ripped on me. Looking to reattempt it here soon in the next couple of days. I will post a picture up when I finish the redo.
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Re: Iridescent Shadow-Fold Paper

Postby Baltorigamist » August 10th, 2014, 8:45 pm

I bought several sheets at the recent CenterFold convention (having never heard of it before, and since it seemed to be good for bugs), but I tried to fold a tiger beetle from it and still haven't gotten a good result a week later. It seems to require MC for shaping, which I still have to learn to use effectively.
Also, the collapse was a pain even though precreasing was easy.

Maybe I just used it for too complex a model on my first try, but I have yet to see much value in the shaping aspect of using the paper.
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Re: Iridescent Shadow-Fold Paper

Postby DavidW » August 10th, 2014, 11:54 pm

Yes it keeps wanting to unfold itself in the beginning.
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Re: Iridescent Shadow-Fold Paper

Postby Folderp » January 11th, 2019, 6:43 am

How well does it work for supercomplex insects?
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Re: Iridescent Shadow-Fold Paper

Postby Baltorigamist » January 11th, 2019, 3:23 pm

From my experience, its usefulness depends on how well the model’s layers lock together. I haven’t tried to MC it, however.
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