Saturday, February 22, 2014

Spotted Butterfly

This is designed by Alfredo Giunta. The diagrams are found here:

Before, I am more of an origami artist who makes geometric forms more than animals. Now, I decided to try animals more.

You have to be very careful in making this model, since there are steps that can rip the model if you do not "watch out."

I appreciate the design of this model since Giunta have exerted much effort into putting detail onto the butterfly. He even put detail on the insect itself. The models I have seen for now only beautify the wings. Im pretty sure, though, that there are also other models like this (like LaFosse's works).

I advise that you do not use thick paper. There are parts where paper can be very hard to fold if you use thick paper (like the head).

You can make one (basically any origami) to a grumpy person to make him or her feel happy, or just to cheer him or her up. :D I gave one to my grandmother who is in the hospital due to a fracture. (Please pray for her.)

(after taking this photo a small white Psyche Butterfly (the animal it was modelled after). Coincidence? I think not. XD)

Star Doris

This star is designed by Klaus-Dieter Ennen. You can find the tutorial at (Sara Adams).

When I decided to make this star I thought it was modular. So, I started with a 4 X 4 inch square paper. I muted the tutorial video, since my computer has incredibly loud speakers even though it's at a low percentage, and it's so early in the morning so I do not want to wake up my sister from her adventures in dreamland. Which means, I did not know it was single-sheet until the end of the tutorial.

But, I really liked the star so I made another (larger) one with kami brought by my aunt from the United States. (Thank you aunt! :)) The paper was stiff, making the star open up a bit. But the results was awesome! :D

The star is easy-medium, though there are parts where you have to be careful, or else you will rip the whole thing up. What a waste.....

Friday, February 14, 2014

Geometric Flower

Happy Valentines Day! :D Well, for this day you would think that I would post a heart model, right? WRONG!!!!! Posting hearts is too mainstream. XD But i'll post one later.....

Going on with the topic, this model is designed by Francesco Guarnieri. You may find the crease pattern at and .

Note that you will be following a crease pattern, not some bunch of diagrams. Just try to follow which one are the valley and mountains while staring at the picture of the moel Guarnieri posted on flickr.

If you do the crease pattern right, you will get a nice chubby flower. :)

Happy Valentines day!!!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Smart Waterbomb

This is designed/invented by Philip Chapman-Bell. The crease pattern is in and .

This model is pretty simple, but as origami artists put it, "simple does not mean easy." You got that crap right.

It is made from a circular piece of paper. So, in making this model, make sure you've got a nice compass nearby or else your work will just become a mere snowball/brain/abstract sculpture thingy at the end.

You also have to make curved creases (to obtain the egg-like shape) and these creases should be PERFECT. But, don't worry, the edge of the paper will guide you. How? I won't tell, just look at the links above.

At the end, you can stick a stick (what) up the bottom of the model. Then, you blow on it like it is a windmill. It spins really fast, so do not use a pointy stick or else it will literally drill through the effing paper and waste the hard work you have put through (unless you forced another one to make it for you).


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