A Beginners Guide To Paper

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 an art of paper folding that is always associated with the Japanese culture. The primary objective of origami is to convert a flat sheet square of paper into a beautifully finished sculpture by folding and sculpting. Origami principles are applied in packaging, stents, and other engineering applications. Basic origami folds are also combined in different ways to make detailed and complex designs.

You can use any flat paper as a material for origami as long as it hold a crease. Origami paper or “kami” is usually colored on one area, and white on the other, sold in prepackaged squares of various sizes ranging from 1 inch to 10 inches or more. “Kami” makes a suitable medium for a wider range of models because it weighs than a copy paper. Normal copy paper is used in making waterbomb and crane, whereas papers of heavier weight can be wet-folded, which allow rounded sculpting, becoming 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 a wide variety of making origami, and origami flowers make a beautiful and 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. Origami flowers may come as azalea, bell flower, dahlia, cornflower, cherry blossom, lotus, rose, sunflower, tulip, and more.

So you can make flower petals, you will need 6 by 6 sheet of papers. First, turn your origami paper so it looks like a diamond, and then fold the bottom half into a triangle shape horizontally, making sure to align the points before making any crease. Take the left point of the triangle with your triangle facing up, then folding it so the tip is aligned with the top triangle’s point, and repeat the same instructions with the right side of the triangle. The left point of the triangle is folded diagonally, meeting the last crease you just made and unfolded, then 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 and right points of the triangle are folded up and towards the center, having two funnel-like shapes which meet in the middle.

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