Oribana Charmby Katrin and Yuri Shumakov
WELCOME to Oribana Charm!
ORIBANA CHARM 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 CHARM contains 16 complete Oribana designs. More than 1,800 detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams, placed on 300 pages, will guide you through folding the 50 models! ‘Oribana Charm’ offers original flowers: Fairy Wings, Convallaria, Campanula "Cup & Saucer", Molucella, Miniature Rose, Camellia, Narcissus, Fritillaria, Carnation, Zinnia and many more...
In this section, sixteen examples of Oribana arrangements are displayed. Here are presented all the Oribana Charm’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 CHARM 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 CHARM 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, 16 Oribana Compositions: 'Charming Fantasy', 'In Dancing Rhythms', 'Special Aroma', 'Near the Water', 'Sunny Salutation', 'Under the Rain', 'Fairy Tale', 'Floral Ballet', 'Morning Freshness', 'Tea Time', 'Autumnal Treats', 'Thinking of January', 'Spring Breath', 'Playful Mood', 'Emperor’s Cortege', 'Chance Meeting'
Fairy Wings, Chinese Dogwood, Convallaria, Narcissus, Charlotte flower, Calceolaria (2 var), Miniature Rose, Molucella, Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’, Chionodoxa, Kaffir Lily, Convolvulus , Campanula "Cup & Saucer", Fritillaria, (Kamchatka Fritillary, Russian Fritillary, Fritillaria Meleagris, Fritillaria Imperialis), Nymphaea, Petunia, Carnation, Helenium, Camellia (2 var), Zinnia and Sunflower.
Stalks & branches, Grass, Broadly-Rounded Leaf, Ovoid Leaf, Oval Pointed Leaf, Lancet Leaves, Linear Leaf, Serrated Rounded Leaf, Oblong Cordate Leaf, Arrow-shaped Leaf, Round Leaf.
Egyptian Vase, Vase on Legs (2 var), Vase ‘Surprise’, Low Oval Vase, Gold Vase, Semicircular Vase, Vase ‘Double Bonsai’, Tubby Vase, Vase ‘Sundress’, Flower Vase, Vase ‘Trillium’ / Money Box, Short Flower Holder.’
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 Charm.exe".
NOTE: as MAC doesn't have Power PC compatibility anymore, there is no MAC version available at the present.