Showing posts from September, 2017

Origami Spread Squash Star

A cute little one piece star. I honestly don't remember how I made it other than starting with a 16 x 16 triangle gird on a square and cutting it into a hexagon. It's a pretty basic design, but has a nice appearance. I bet it'd be a really cool larger tessellation for sure. I really need to keep better track of my folding processes. I love trying other people's crease patterns, but am shamefully lax in sharing my own. I tend to fold with ordinary paper. When I unfold it to try to discren the genders of the folds it really doesn't show very well at all. Even when I do use origami paper, I have a difficult time finding that nature of the folds after the model has been undone. Folding is an art. Diagraming it is another altogether. I haven't mastered either. But trying to is a lot of fun.

Dynamic Star Origami Tessellation

This was one of my first attempts at a somewhat complex tessellation pattern. It was conceived sorta randomly. I knew I wanted to start with a star at the center. So I began with a small hexagon surrounded by triangle twists radiating from the points. From there I kinda just alternated between teardrop, hexagonal and triangular shapes. As the pattern moves outward there are some choices as to which direction in which to lay the folds. This is entirely personal preference and changes the design only slightly. I think it wound up as a rather interesting structure and pattern. Definitely one I've not seen elsewhere. Which is always nice. The back lit effect is very pretty in my opinion. I've been working on generating a crease pattern for it. I'm still learning that skill though. Anyone with a little experience can  probably work out  what's going on from looking at this non back lit photo.  If you do wind up folding it, I'd love to see your results.  It's a 3

Intersecting Diamonds/Squares Origami Tessellation

This is a variation on Eric Gjerde's Five and Four tessellation. Using a square grid I made the paper four rows by four columns of squares with no borders between or around the margins. As with Eric's original design I just used 90 degree pleat intersections to create the squares pattern on the paper. It's a 32 division grid. Each square is 4 wide. There are 4 pleats between each square. Everything is 2 pleats in from the edge. After that it was only a matter of folding the appropriate corners of some of the squares to create the desired affect. The interesting thing about this pattern is that you can rearrange the various corners of the squares to create an array of different patterns. Depending on which way you fold any of the corners of the squares you'll get a different tessellation. As always, a single sheet of paper was all that was used. It was a typical 8.5x11 piece of printer paper that I trimmed to a square. I really like regular printer paper for tesse

Concentric Hex Star Origami

Here's a little star I made. It's basically an in and out pattrn. It uses a triangle grid with a small hexagon at the center.  After the initial hexagon the layers alternate between valley and mountain folds. The layers use some between the grid folds to create the points. Otherwise it's pretty basic and straightforward. It's a tall, 3D design, that's several layers deep. This unfortunately isn't very apparent from my amateur photography. But if you take it upon yourself to actually fold the model you'll be able to appreciate its depth. It's a fairly simple design that yields a rather complex looking result. Bascially make a small hexagon at the center of a 14 pleat grid. Then make a concentric star pattern out from there. Aternating in and out. I hope to offer a helpful crease pattern sometime soon.