Understanding and Practicing the Art of Making a Beautiful Origami Flower
Every day we must learn new things to somehow relieve tension and reduce stress from a busy and stressful day, so let us learn origami today and experience the art of paper folding. Origami is usually associated with the Japanese culture, which is the art of paper folding. The goal of origami is transforming 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. There are basic origami folds which can be combined in different ways in order to make a more detailed and intricate designs.
You can use any flat paper as a material for origami as long as it hold a crease. “Kami” or origami paper is usually sold in prepackaged squares of different sizes ranging from 1 inch to 10 inches or more, and commonly colored on one area, and white on the other side. “Kami” makes a suitable medium for a wider range of models because it weighs than a copy paper. For making waterbomb and crane, a normal copy paper can be used, whereas papers of heavier weight can be wet-folded, allowing a more rounded sculpting, becoming sturdy and rigid when dried. Origami have various types basing on techniques which include action origami, modular origami, wet-folding, pure land origami, origami tessellations, and kirigami. Origami flowers are beautiful and intricate, making a lovely gift for 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 include rose, sunflower, tulip, azalea, bell flower, dahlia, cornflower, cherry blossom, 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, 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. By this time, with the two points of triangles, you can fold them backward over themselves, giving the 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.