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Flowing Stones Origami Tessellation

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 This is an idea I had a while back, but it felt a little simple. Because of the weather (humid = soft paper), I decided to just go ahead and bang it out and finally see how it would look finished.  It was a pretty easy fold. Nothing tricky about it.  It's a 3D fold. It does not flatten.  Crease pattern is super easy. Just that odd shape with triangles poking at the cross grid folds.  These kinds of ideas are prefect for weak paper and humid days. They really respond well to those circumstances.  But I'm eager for autumn and some crisp, dry days where complex folds are again feasible. I'd much rather fold something difficult, even if it's someone else's idea. 

Figured Out, But Haven't Quite Folded

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So I found this pic I had saved a while back that really piqued my interest. It was folded by Origami Yonca and designed by Aresniy K. Those two really keep me busy with the origami solving.  It wasn't too difficult to figure out the creases, however, actually folding it was a very different experience.  First attempt was a fail. I used sturdy paper, but it was too humid. The paper went limp. Second attempt, I used barely okay paper, but I'm nearly there. Still working on some of the finer details.  I think size really is an issue. I'm using printer paper. So the folds tend to be very small.  I'm pretty sure if I went back to thick paper on a dry day it would turn out really nice. Just not sure that I want to make a third attempt. I'm pretty sure I can complete the second, even if it might have a few flaws.  I did sort of complete the second attempt. It's somewhat flawed. However, I realized that I had folded it on paper that for reasons I can't really discl

Kissing Stones Origami Tessellation

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Something a little less intense. Double size hexagons with triangles off the points.  Blunt pyramids off of the triangles.  It's not wildly difficult or immensely intricate, but it was a fun little exercise.  It's a flat fold on a 32 pleat triangle grid.  Done on an ordinary 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of copy paper trimmed to a hexagon. .  You don't have to trim out the paper to a hexagon. It can be done just the same on the rectangle. I just find it's easier to reach the center with my stubby little fingers.  Other than the initial hexagon, No cuts. No buts. No coconuts. 

Framing It Origami Tessellation

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I had come up with the crease pattern for a really cool tessellation that I'd saved to my google photos. It's quite intricate. The figuring part was actually easier than I expected. The folding part was a little more intense. I got to a point where I just had to take a step back. It was partially coalescing, but not quite.  It has a lot of fiddly little folds that need to happen for it to work. And I was just kind of over it.  I was glad to have figured it out from the picture of the model, but not really sure if I could actually fold it with the size of paper I was using. It was set aside for another day. Though, it still felt like a win, since I did have the mechanics all worked out on paper.  Moving on, taking a break from the hard stuff, I came up with something simpler just off the top of my head. An easy one was a welcome distraction.  It's pretty basic, but an interesting pattern still.  I forgot to take a pic of the crease pattern. Will upload it at a later date.