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Playing with Aluminum foil - flower by DarkUmah Playing with Aluminum foil - flower by DarkUmah

Well this has escalated quickly!

I now used aluminum foil that you can buy anywhere at any shop (comes in roles and it’s used for wrapping food).

This is thiner than candy wrap foil and allot more stubborn!!


- a fold will always be visible and it will never tear at the fold line

- thin and can be twisted in all kinds of shapes as end design

- durable material, does not get wet or deteriorated by time

- has unique aspect

- can be used for many origami designs


it can easy get punctured so care for sharp things

- tears only at the edges

- thin and light so don’t work near a windy spot (outdoors, near a fan, near some parrots …)

- I only have one color …. silver

- can not be used for origami designs that require inflating!

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ChitaNoYume Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oooo I love making those kinds of flowers! They are so pretty. And I love the color it is!
DarkUmah Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D try aluminum foil doubled by paper to get this color (that foil is more resilient and easier to fold)
1sand0s Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice foil lily! I know your frustrations on working with foil, although I cannot remember if I've tried using an aluminum roll or not. What I do use is a foil embossed paper; it has foil on one side and paper on the other. It reduces a few of your listed cons, namely it's more durable, a tad more hefty, and it comes in a variety of colors. It does knock out the "can get it wet and it won't deteriorate" pro you listed since the paper half can absorb water. Here are a few types on Amazon (if you don't want to use the link, just google "aitoh foil paper"):…

Here are a couple of my creations using foil paper. I really love shiny things if it doesn't show...
The first actually contains a red foil / pink lily. I pasted a pink sheet of paper to the back of the red foil to give it the two-tone effect. The downside is it thickens the paper and the makes creasing it a bit more challenging.…
The second shows off the variety of colors it comes in.…

I know those are not quite aluminum foil but foil paper can be a nice addition to a folder's arsenal. Now I do have some paper that is aluminum that acts a little different than both of these... so many choices! But yeah, good work and patience on getting this folded.
DarkUmah Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for late response!!!!
Thank you very much!
Your works are so cool I looked through your gallery :D

I have found a substitute for the foil. Recently i came across a box of chocolate sour cherries with alcohol (delicious by the way  ... hehe ... hic! ) and they have this amazing foil doubled with paper (bright Ferrari red :D).
I want to make some butterflies from them and make a wall ornament, they are shiny and that red is beautiful.

Next I want to fold some old book pages or pages from books that I really don't like.
crochetamommy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty and shiny.

DarkUmah Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe :D thank you :aww:
crochetamommy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are so very welcome!! i have been folding anything i could get my hands on lately.. from regular paper, candy wrappers, headache powder papers, etc.

i have yet to try foil. maybe soon!!!

Cuenk89 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
Is very difficult to work with aluminum foil. Very delicate hands are needed to do this, and a lot of patience, specially when a foil breaks. Well done!
DarkUmah Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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