Practicing the Art of Making a Beautiful Origami Flower
Learning new things every day is always beneficial and today let’s learn the art of origami, a great way of releasing stress and tension from a day’s work. Origami is considered the art of paper folding, and it is usually associated with the Japanese culture. The main objective of origami is converting a flat sheet square of paper into a beautifully finished sculpture by sculpting and folding. The principles of origami are applied in packaging, stents, and other engineering applications. Origami’s basic folds can be combined in order to make detailed and intricate designs.
Almost any flat or laminar material can be used as a medium for origami, as long as it can hold a crease. Origami paper or “kami” is commonly colored on one area, and white on the other side, usually sold in prepackaged squares of different sizes ranging from 1 inch to 10 inches or more. It makes a suitable for a wider range of designs because “kami” weighs slightly less than copy paper. A normal copy paper can be used for origami design such as waterbomb and crane, whereas papers of heavier weight can be wet-folded, allowing a more rounded sculpting, that becomes sturdy and rigid when dried. There are different types of origami including action origami, modular origami, wet-folding, pure land origami, origami tessellations, and kirigami. There are different designs you can make for origami, and flower designs are really intricate and beautiful, making them a lovely gift for any occasion such as Valentine’s day, birthdays, Mother’s day, anniversary, and many more. Kusudama flowers are glued to create a beautiful flower ball and can be used as a home decoration or an ornament masterpiece during the holiday season. The different flowers you can make from origami including rose, dahlia, cornflower, cherry blossom, sunflower, tulip, azalea, bell flower, lotus, and more.
You’ll need a 6 by 6-inch sheet of paper when making flower petals. First, turn your origami paper so it appears like a diamond, and then fold the bottom half into a triangular shape horizontally, making sure to align the points prior making any crease. Take the left point of the triangle with your triangle facing up, and then fold it so the tip is aligned with the top triangle’s point, and repeat the same procedure with the right side of the triangle. Fold the left point of your original triangle diagonally, meeting the last crease you just made and unfolded, and do the same with the right triangle’s point. Now, with the two points of triangles, fold them backward over themselves, giving your two folds with serious creases, then unfolding them. The left point and right point of the triangles are folded up and towards the center, having two funnel-like shapes which then meet in the middle.
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