Oribana Beautyby Katrin and Yuri Shumakov
WELCOME to Oribana Beauty!
ORIBANA BEAUTY offers you step-by-step directions on how to make original paper flowers and vases and arrange them into compositions. The CD contains ten sections, which you can visit using the menu at the top and bottom of the screen. The main sections are GALLERY, INDEX OF MODELS, MY FOLDING as well as INTRODUCTION that explains the basic principles of Oribana. ORIBANA BEAUTY contains 15 complete Oribana designs. Almost 2,000 detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams, placed on 317 pages, will guide you through folding the 50 models! ‘Oribana Beauty’ offers many original flowers: Aquilegia, Fuchsia, Trillium, Solomon’s Seal, Gerbera, Trumpet Vine, Lily, Tigridia, Anemone, Sanguinaria, Chrysanthemums and many more...
In this section, fifteen examples of Oribana arrangements are displayed. Here are presented all the Oribana Beauty’s models and their variations, all to help you create Oribana arrangements. Just choose the Oribana-composition you would like to fold and click on it. Then you will come in its COMPOSITION menu.
The composition menu opens with a big image of the chosen Oribana composition and its name. Here are also presented the entries to the flowers and vase of the chosen Oribana. By clicking on a chosen model at the right- or left-hand bar you will come in its diagrams in the MY FOLDING section.
INDEX OF MODELS section
This section offers you a choice of models from the table of contents according to the level of folding and a category of models. There are five levels of difficulty from simple to complex. Focusing the cursor on the model’s info you will see a little image of this model. By clicking on a link of the chosen model you will come to its diagrams in the MY FOLDING section.
MY FOLDING section
This is the place where you fold the model. The left part of the screen shows the photos of the model and the quick menu. The right part presents the detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams that will guide you through folding the model page by page. Each step of the diagrams is supplied with the text directions. Also, you can enlarge the diagrams and print the diagrams' page.
PAPER COLORING section
ORIBANA BEAUTY has the 'Paper Coloring' section. It contains a collection of 30 original Oriland Patterns, which you can print out to make your paper models colorful and original! The patterns will be very useful for the various flowers, leaves, vases or other paper projects. This is fun!
ORIGAMI SYMBOLS section
ORIBANA BEAUTY has 'Origami Symbols' section explaining international origami symbols. This is very useful for beginners to get to know the most basic points about origami - its symbols because they will help to read diagrams for folding from almost any origami source. The animations will help to understand actions that accompany symbols or sets of lines and symbols.
Basic principles of Oribana arrangements, 15 Oribana Compositions: 'Little Posy', 'Solo', 'Wood Dance', 'Exotic Beauty', 'Woodland Spirit', 'Autumn Serenade', 'Expectation of Dew', 'Song of Fire', 'Inspiration', 'Floral Ballad', 'Daisy's Secret', 'Joyful Blossoming', 'Fresh Attitude', 'Beauty Spot', 'Evening Promenade'.
Matthiola Bicornis, Daisy, Lily, Clematis, Evening Primrose, Trumpet Vine, Sanguinaria, Anemone Nemorosa, Catkin, Lobelia, Aquilegia, Malcolmia, Solomon's Seal, Kniphofia, Gerbera, Chrysanthemum, Sololily, Tigridia, Mini Chrysanthemum, Orchid Lycaste, Trillium, Fuchsia, Small Apple
Stalks & Branches, Grass, Lancet Leaf, Pointed Leaf, Triple Leaf, Sharp Pointed Leaf, Sharp Thin Leaf, Ovate Acuminate Leaf, Broadly - Rounded Leaf, Narrow - Pleated Leaf.
Vase ‘Inspiration’, Vase ‘Solo’, Wood Cache-Pot, Low Round Vase, Vase ‘Atoll’, Facetted Vase, Tall Tapered Facetted Vase, Middle Tapered Facetted Vase, Short Tapered Vase, Short Flower Holder, Vase ‘Star’, Classical Vase, Vase ‘Bonsai’
The models are mostly intermediate level of folding and they are good for everyone who loves origami and flowers.
This program needs no installation and uses its own built-in Flash technology.
Downloadable version (Windows only):
Unpack the archive, then run "Oribana Beauty.exe".
NOTE: as MAC doesn't have Power PC compatibility anymore, there is no MAC version available at the present.