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Kusudama by lintu47 Kusudama by lintu47
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Thank you :heart:

Made for projecteducate's Try something new challenge fav.me/d55ic98 , which unexpectedly, i won :la:

My first ever Kusudama, or any other artisan craft for that matter.
It isn't perfect, but that's the best i could do using thick paper (nobody told me normal paper would be so much better T_T).
I used 12 flowers (5 petals each - 60 in total) to make this Kusudama.

It took me 6+ hours because of the paper - it was harder to fold and glue, which is why i suppose it took me so much (+ having no experience). I had glue all over my fingers and at one point i ended up with the glue bottle stuck on my foot (i used my feet to hold the bottle).

I tried to staple the first flower, but it looked horrible because of the thick paper (that flower is hanging from my ceiling right now), so i decided to use glue for the next ones.

The worst part in having thick paper for this is that when all the flowers have to be glued together is a real pain because they keep to unglue themselves (not flexile at all). I would not recommend thick paper!

I dedicate this to the very kind and talented jane-beata :iconjane-beata:. Take a look at her gallery, you'll fall in love with it :heart:

TUTORIALS:
:bulletred: fav.me/d4zucry by DarkUmah :icondarkumah:
:bulletred: foldingtrees.com/2008/11/kusud… (you can find other awesome tutorials as well on that site).

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LunaticSqirrel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Nice choice of colors!  Congratulations for assembling it despite thick paper :clap: I know how it feels when you realize in the middle of the project that the paper is too thick or thin, but you don't want to throw it away! CURSE YOU! 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! 5 seconds hug by Bad-Blood Yes, i did in fact think at some point to just scrap it because i was barely mid way through and i already had big troubles trying to make it stay together. Now i know better! :)
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SL-PhotographySWE Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Photographer
That is amazing! :D
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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SL-PhotographySWE Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Photographer
My pleasure :D
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
WOW..... You also do Origame....
This is soooo gorgeous my dear....
I could not reach so far yet....
I am still doing simple shapes but it is a lovely Art.....
Brilliant work....:clap::clap::clap::love:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to do this piece, but i don't do it on a daily basis. Thank you :)
It's simple to do this piece though, otherwise i, as a beginner, would've not succeeded in making it :heart:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Slowly you will the nack of it...:nod::heart:
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Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
nice artwork and beautiful color composition
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Cobro2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
so nice!
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catiecurrandesigns Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree with everyone else, nice colors. You're photography skills are also great!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you :blush:
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catiecurrandesigns Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
welcome!
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FairyChristie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Beautiful colors, beautiful composition! great job with this art!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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isischneider Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014   Photographer
great color choice,impressive work.
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY! ^^ RAINBOW!
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gwennyp Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work!
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timohuovinen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Glue! That's cheating! :D
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pokemonaddict06 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Very pretty and it looks really awesome! :)
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vidhyaa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Good one ..


Thanks for sharing
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vidhyaa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Welcome
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isischneider Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013   Photographer
beautiful colors and shape,great job.
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arthands Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
This is a neat concept.  Looks very pretty.
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VeRTiGo-P Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made one of these once, but it's not as good as this!
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VeRTiGo-P Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! ;3
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Mikami-Nii Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your art is featured right here  projecteducate.deviantart.com/…

Have a nice day! :heart:
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Akimati Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow!!! This is incredible!!!! Great job!!!!
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Akimati Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome!!! Have a nice day!!!
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Akimati Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
♥♥♥ May I ask you a question? Sorry if it's a bit dump, but... how do you get your letters to be so small?Sweating a little... 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    No problem, i use this code before each comment <small> :heart:
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Akimati Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh, it does work!!! Thank you!!! :iconsnugplz:
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rainehwoof Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hey! I've made some of these origami flowers before! Fun and easy to make but somewhat tedious. Really cool. :>
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    They are a real pain if you use thick paper ):
    Thank you :heart:
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rainehwoof Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'll remember that for in the future. I just use recycled construction paper.
You're welcome! c:
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