Monster Origami by Duy Nguyen

By Duy Nguyen

Count Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Wolfman: a monstrously enjoyable number of spine-tingling creepy creatures! Created by way of origami grasp Duy Nguyen, writer of approximately 20 books at the topic, they’re certain to please younger fanatics of horror videos, novels, and comics. Nguyen rigorously explains and illustrates each fold, from the valley to the mountain; bargains suggestion on which paper to exploit and the way to get the simplest effects; and gives feedback for including own artistic touches, comparable to colour and aspect. The menagerie of menacing monsters contains a demon, alien, werewolf, vampire bat, the ever-popular Godzilla, and King Ghidora—a rather cool three-headed, long-necked flying lizard!

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BUY IT PREMADE A wide variety of preprocessed fibers can be purchased from papermaking suppliers (see resource guide). The following pulps can be rehydrated and processed in a blender or a variety of other machines designed to break down pulp (see processing fiber, page 48). You should be aware that the paper made from preprocessed fibers will look different from sheets made from the same raw plant material because of the many variables in the processing of the fibers. Common Preprocessed Fibers Generally, you process these materials in the same way you process recycled paper.

Harvest about a pound (dry weight) of fiber. You can harvest grasses when they are fresh or dry, either by pulling them up by the roots or cutting them. Grass fibers are the easiest to process, but they usually break down significantly, yielding the least amount of pulp. sedge grass rush Other Plant Fibers Plants you might expect to make the most beautiful papers might not contain enough fiber to hold together as sheets. For example, flower petals and tree leaves will not produce sheets by themselves.

Overcooking the fiber or cooking it in too strong a solution can destroy its COLLECTING AND PREPARING THE FIBER 49 integrity by breaking down the cellulose. Retting (fermenting) is a better alternative. Retting accomplishes two things: it loosens the cellulose, and it breaks down noncellulose material, reducing or eliminating the need to cook the fiber. A way of letting nature help you prepare your fiber, it can be as simple as leaving your plants out in the back yard or as complex as dissolving them in an alkaline solution and monitoring the pH.

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