Congratulations to Holly, winner of the kit from Tuttle Publishing.
Benjamin John Coleman, who you might remember from this post, has a newly released origami kit from Tuttle Publishing.
Origami Bonsai is lovely, as are all of Ben's books, instructional DVDs, and paper creations. Having seen his attention to detail up close and personal, (Ben and I collaborated on a makigami pendant, one of the projects in the All Things Paper book) it's no stretch to say that the 64 page booklet and DVD videos that are included in the kit will show you how to create exquisite folded flowers and leaves like these:
There's even a sample blossom to help steer you in the right direction. The sheets of specially printed paper, designed by Ben, have a fine sheen and fold beautifully. If you have any experience with origami, you know how critical it is to use the correct weight paper.
As Ben says, his goal is to unleash the artist in you. Whether you prefer to learn from traditional diagrams or by watching his hands do the actual folding, this kit has you covered. Here's a example of the type of graceful botanical sculpture you'll be able to make.
Ben describes the contents of the new kit in the video below:
Leave a comment as your entry to win an Origami Bonsai kit from Tuttle Publishing. The worldwide giveaway will end on Sunday, September 22. Please include your email address or another way to be contacted within your comment. I'll contact the randomly chosen winner and announce the name here after the person has responded. Good luck!