Aztec Twist (Eric Gjerde): Elephant Hide

Designer: 
Gjerde, Eric
Folder: 
Adams, Sara
Difficulty Level: 
High intermediate
Model type: 
Triangle Grid
Tessellations
Paper ratio: 
Hexagon
Review of the paper used: 

Two days ago I folded my first attempt with pearlescent paper, and wasn't happy with my paper choice. So today I folded it again, using elephant hide. the picture shows the model slightly back-lit, and I'm much happier with the result. It's hard to fold everything 100% accurately, so I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

Paper: hexagon with a side length of 9.75cm (from a 19.5cm square), elephant hide
Model: hexagon with a side length of 5.5cm

Comments

HELLO SARA.. I HAVE THIS BOOK, AND I WAS PLANNING ON MAKING THIS WONDERFUL MODEL, BUT I HAVE ONE QUESTION. . . FOR THE RABBIT-EAR TRIANGLE SINKS, (FIRST STEPS) I KNOW THAT YO HAVE TO HAVE 6 PLEEATS IN BETWEEN, BUT HOW DID KNOW TO GET THAT MANY IN-BETWEEN. AS IN, HOW MANY PLEATS AWAY FROM THE POINTY EDGE OF THE 6 POINTED HEXAGON IS SUPPOSE TO BE USED TO GET THE FIRST RABBIT-EAR TRIANGLE SINK.. OH, THIS LOOKS AMAZING!

I'm not sure what the question is. I basically followed the instructions in the book. I didn't completely collapse the model (to then unfold it again), but rather only folded the rabbit ear triangle sinks without flattening the model completely. Once the creases are all in place (and strong enough) I unfold completely (as suggested in the book) and move on to the next collapsing stage.
As to how I know where to place the rabbit ear triangle sinks - I used the crease pattern as a reference. Actually, I precrease all the necessary creases, then collapse the rabbit ear triangle sinks, then unfold completely, and then start with the final collapsing.

-- Sara

okay.. and just onemore question. . . For the triangle twist and hexagon twist, how many pleats does that hexagon have o be away from the hexagon twist?

SARA, WHERE DO YOU GET ELEPHANT PAPER FROM??? IM SEARCHING EVERYWHERE!

hahaha! sorry, Sara... I meant to write elephant hide paper from... Thanks!

Elephant hide is widely available in Germany. I have no idea where to get it from in other countries, sorry.

-- Sara

hiya this is a slightly same question as has already been asked i was just wondering i'm havin trouble working out how to actually make a rabbit ear triangle sink is it relatively like the video you have done on rabbit ear ? i get to the step 42 and it just confuses me as to where the paper is actually being folded

luv your video's tho they have been alot of help in understanding the techniques xxx

I'll try to make a video on how to fold a rabbit ear triangle sink. it's definitely one of the more challenging "basic" steps. :)

-- Sara

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