Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer of Color - Week 2 - Orange & Hot Pink

For the second week in the Summer of Color, the color combination that was chosen by participants was orange and hot pink.

Both of these colors are ones that I have in the translucent kite paper that I use for making window stars, so I thought I'd make three different stars using this week's color combination.

The trio of origami window stars 
in orange and hot pink.
There's a rabbit hopping in the driveway
towards the woods. 
Its little white tail always catches my attention.

The first star I made has two different layers - the pink five-point star is created first and then the orange points are laid on top of the pink star to create the window star.

This star is folded 80 times to create the pattern.

The next star is an easy one. There are eight points and each point is folded 18 times, for a total of 144 folds.

Although there are more folds per point than the previous star, the paper size is larger (3 inches x 5 inches versus 2 1/2 inches square for the orange points in the first star and 2 1/2 inch pink squares cut on the diagonal to make tiny triangles).

I think the center of this one seems 
to have a floral look to it.
Wonder if I'm the only one who sees it...
or if there is another image people see.

The last window star I made has six points. It is folded 15 times per point...or 90 times total to create the star.

This star, with six points, 
took 90 folds to create the pattern.

I'm looking forward to seeing next week's color combination as well as what others have created with these colors. The creativity of the participants always inspires me!


Shahrul Niza said...

Oh, yes!! How lovely to see the stars again :). I always loved your amazing folding & these stars are just magical.

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Your window stars in this vibrant colors are so beautiful! I like it, like the sun is shining through it. Seems, there is a very beautiful mood! Hugs Erika

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW! Your stars are so, so vibrant and pretty! I love them all! And yes, I do see the flower in the center of your second star!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post with all of us at SOC!!

Valerie said...

Waw, really beautiful! Love the different patterns :-)

clare said...

what a lovely idea. x

Rita said...

OMGosh! These are really lovely! Such detail in them. Beautiful! And they really brighten up the window. :)

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful stars! So creative!

Natasha said...

Oh my gosh!! These are stunning. How very, very clever of you. great use of the the colours.

Tracy said...

That eight-point star is gorgeous! And yes, there does appear to be a flower in the centre. So pretty.

Kristin said...

YAY! I actually dreamed about your stars and the SOC once, true story :)
These are gorgeous - I think the brighter colors really pop against your window. Love these,