Weatherproof origami paper lets you beautify your outdoor
world and make longer-lasting origami jewelry.
Yasutomo makes origami paper for outdoor
use, but we aren't thrilled with the colors or plastic-y texture.
Then we found a wonderful product called Aleene's Spray Acrylic Sealer.
The can must
be used upright, so we hung
sheets of origami paper on a clothesline and sprayed away.
The rich, fabric-like Kotobuki Yuzen paper
shown above took the spray beautifully.
We sprayed both sides.
To ensure complete coverage, we rotated the
paper to get the spots under the clothespins.
A sheet of regular paper also worked well,
but we had to be more careful of drips and runs.
Outside in a light breeze, the paper dried
Please observe the safety precautions on the
can. If spraying outside, be aware of the wind direction!
We used the treated paper to decorate an
outdoor wreath with cranes
and to make an origami pendant (photos below).
The treatment made the paper a little
stiffer, but it still folded beautifully. Give it a try!
Pendant made from a morning
The sealer helped stiffen the paper and make it resistant to moisture
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