May 28, 2011

Father's Day Card: Cool Dad - New Origami Model

Tired of folding shirts and ties for Father's Day? Try making this Cool Dad card instead!

Father's Day Card: Cool Dad - New Origami Model

The card was made with half a letter size sheet of card stock, and some scrapbook paper.
The Cool Dad model is my design. It was folded with a 4" (100 mm) square of regular origami paper. You can find the diagram here.

Have fun!

May 21, 2011

Castle - Origami Tessellation - New Video

This Castle uses the same pleating techniques that I used for the Cubes and Walls Tessellations.

Castle - Origami Tessellation - New Video

For this model, I used a 28"x 40" (700 mm x 1000 mm) sheet of elephant hide paper, where I folded a grid of 64 by 92 squares.
The towers and central structure consist of a series of 90-degree pleat intersection blocks. The walls are built by using the same folding techniques, but folding the pleats alternatively in both sides of the paper.  Once all the blocks are folded, they are then popped up or down. Here are two pictures of the model before becoming 3D, front side and back side.

Castle - Origami Tessellation - New Video

Castle - Origami Tessellation - New Video

I made a video demonstrating how to fold the 90-degree pleat intersection blocks, and another one with the castle tessellation, from 2D to 3D. Here they are:



I would like to thank the very talented band Rio for giving me permission to feature their song Curvando el tiempo as a sound track. You can listen and download more Rio's songs from http://www.riosonico.com/ or from http://riosonico.bandcamp.com/.

May 15, 2011

Cubes and Walls - Origami Tessellations

I came up with these geometric, three dimensional models. I think that they can be considered origami tessellations, as they were folded from a grid of squares, and the pattern can be repeated and arranged as tiles.
Cubes and Walls - Origami Tessellations

Cubes and Walls - Origami Tessellations

I used a 14" ( 350 mm) square of brown tant paper for the first one and a 11" (275 mm) square of cream parchment paper for the second one.
In both cases I started by folding a grid of 32 by 32 squares, where I folded the tiles. After finishig folding all the tiles, the model was still flat. The last step was to pop up (or down) the tiles, to form the cubes and walls.

May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Card: Primrose Bud - New Origami Model

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Card: Primrose Bud - New Origami Model

This card was made with half a letter size cardstock sheet, where I previously printed "Happy Mother's Day". I also used a piece of scrapbook paper and a corner punch.

The primrose buds are my design. Each bud was folded with a 2" (50 mm) square of two color kami paper.

Have a great Mother's Day.