Showing posts from October, 2019

Triangle Temptatioins

Triangle variation. Once you get the technique down you can go in a lot of different directions with this one. Scholz and Bieber have explored these folds in depth. I saw this particular pattern on flickr and really liked it. If you're feeling creative, you can make yourself crazy deciding which direction the triangles should go. You can also go nuts and do this with small triangles. That would be a hell of a lot of triangles to work. But I've done it and so have many others. You can also fold over the ednges of the triangles in different patterns for more variations on the design. They can be inverted too.

Amizade Variation

This is a variation on a Robin Scholz amizade design. It's just a minor variation, but I like how it looks. It wasn't really my intent to fold this. I had different ideas in mind, but instinct took me here and the result is pretty nice. I'm not thrilled with how similar it is to other compositions, but I do like how it photographs. It was also somewhat easier to fold than original amizade design. I've been kinda short of new ideas lately. But I've recently discovered a new technique. I'm working on understanding it better.

Starry Night

This is a variation on my small stars hex rotation. It uses a new method for joining the repetitions. The small hexes are folded the same as open back hexes. This is what creates the triangles. Some arms link them together. Oddly offset triangles on the back help everything coalesce. Don't mind the odd dark areas. The model was folded from used paper. That's just printout and images making certain areas appear darker. The triangles are pretty easy to find when you go to the back of the paper after you've done a few of the stars.

Back and Forth Hexagonal Rings Origami Tessellation

I saw the tessellation on google images maybe. I saved it a while ago and only just finally decided to give it a try. I really like how the hexes go in both directions. I think that's a great idea. It consists of all large hexagons. At the center it's a regular twist. That's surrounded by triangle twists. Then for the next ring there are more large hexagons, but they are folded on the opposite side of the paper. They are also folded in on themselves. A common technique. You just squeeze the corners together and flatten. Then you go back to the other side of the paper again and regular hexes for the next repetition. Repeat  as often as you can depending on the size of your grid and your overall patience. I used a 32 pleat grid which yielded three rings. So in reality, it's all the same repeating set of large hexagon twists surrounded by triangle twists. What makes it different is that you squash every other set in on itself while leaving the alternating set