Dimensions: Origami heart approx. 6 x 7.5 cm, boat approx. 7 x 10 cm, envelopes approx. 12 x 18 cm
Materials: 1 sheet each hand-made, blue-printed Yuzen paper Raku-30 and Raku-53, 67 x 49 cm, from www.akiko-japan.de; 1 white paper sheet, DIN A4; Envelope as a template; 1 sheet of medium-blue tissue paper. Also: transparent double-sided tape, pencil, ruler, scissors, punch, rest hemp cord for the boat, white paint marker pen
1. Boat: Cut out one square each of 10 x 10 cm from Raku-53 paper and white paper.
2. Overlay both squares on top left to left and fold them diagonally.
3. Place the folded triangle so that the right angle is on the left or bottom right. The lower edge fold 2.5 cm wide (= hull).
4. Open again to the square, the white paper is on top.
5. Take the section with the long diagonal (= sail) between two fingers, bend up and fold into the diagonal crease. As a result, the boat body with the patterned side works upwards and the sail rises.
6. Punch a hole with the hole on the back of the boat (see photo). Pull through and knot the hemp cord.
1. Heart: Cut out a 10 x 10 cm square of Raku-30 paper.
2. Fold the square in both diagonals and open it again, the left side of the paper is on top.
3. Turn the square to the top and fold the top point to the middle (= crossing point of the two diagonals).
4. Fold the lower tip to the middle as well, but put it to the crease of the upper tip and fold.
5. Determine the middle of the bottom edge of the crease, and at this point, fold the right and left half of the paper up to a 90 degree angle (= heart shape).
6. Fold back the tips and sides of the heart shape just behind to give the heart a rounded shape (see photo).
1. Envelope: Use an envelope as a template. To do this, carefully loosen the splices and place them on the left side of the Raku-30 or Raku-53 papers. Trace the outline with pencil and cut out.
2. Fold the cut-out shape in the appropriate places as for the envelope.
3. For the lining of blue tissue paper, cut out the same shape, but cut it around 1.5 cm smaller.
4. Glue the lining with the transparent double-sided adhesive tape at the left side of the envelope.
5. Close the open sides of the envelope with double-sided tape in the appropriate places. Tip: Give the patterned envelope an address label made of plain-colored construction paper. This is more readable.