Submitted by Sara on 5 November 2009 - 10:12am
Tessellations and Fractals
Here's another model that you can use as a nice winter / Christmas decoration. I prefer folding this model from opaque paper. Using foil paper gives it an extra sparkle!
Submitted by Cheryl Lee (not verified) on 5 November 2009 - 11:59am Permalink
Nice Video, Sara! But your voice sounds like you're very sleepy.. :D
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 5 November 2009 - 5:45pm Permalink
Thanks sara!!!!! How many
How many divisions does the other two starpuffs that you show have ?
Submitted by Sara on 5 November 2009 - 6:11pm Permalink
I think I started with a 32 division grid for the other two models I showed.
Submitted by sean (not verified) on 5 November 2009 - 9:31pm Permalink
what is the blue paper
Submitted by Sara on 6 November 2009 - 7:18am Permalink
No details, I fear
It's Pacon paper, which someone sent me. I can't tell you much more than than, because it doesn't have details on the package. It's quite nice to fold with, though.
Submitted by regnar89 (not verified) on 8 November 2009 - 5:47pm Permalink
this paper is the same paper
this paper is the same paper i use! my one size fits all paper is very nice for just about everything not to mention cheap aswell. ive been able to find this paper in just about any teacher/ art supply store. sold in bunches of 200 sheets with dimensions of 9x9 inches or sold in roles online(i dont usually buy online and never have, i prefer to see the paper up close and personal before i buy).
Sold at the pacon website its called rainbow colored kraft. its paper properties are very nice with a rough fuzzy side for animals and a soft smooth side for insects and very crisp, strong paper.
Submitted by doctorbeans (not verified) on 6 November 2009 - 10:28am Permalink
Simple and beautiful :) I loved making the Star Puff! I followed the 3 stars and then tried making them on a 32 triangle grid :) I wonder if there's a technique in doing triangle twists that guarantee a perfect triangle.. Sometimes I really have to force that twist so that the triangle comes out right.. I also love the fact that I can flatten the whole model again and try to make a different pattern of star puffs.. Thank you for making and sharing another tessellation with us ^_^ I'm still saving up for a copy of Eric Gjerde's book :)
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 8 November 2009 - 1:55am Permalink
Hi! DoctoBeans! Havent talked to you for a long time.. I love making this model also... Made it twice already and will be making more... =D... By the way, sara!, WONDERFUL VIDEO!
Submitted by I0met0him (not verified) on 8 November 2009 - 8:00am Permalink
*clap clap* Wow, you know Sara, you have really outdone yourself this time, you-you know what, never mind, you do such a incredibly terrific job on all your videos already, I think it's impossible for you to get any better. (But with your brilliance I'm sure you'll come up with something)... Just, just don't stop privileging the world with your amazing videos.
Oh, by the way, thank you very much for the help on the double star flexicube.
-Phillip-- oh darn, I probably shouldn't have given away my real name on the web-oh well, it's probably nothing
Submitted by codey (not verified) on 9 November 2009 - 3:51am Permalink
thanks for the video but i just cant fold it i get stuck on the third star
Submitted by Daniel (not verified) on 9 November 2009 - 4:48am Permalink
make a bigger model...
If you were to make a larger model, you could create a star puff tower. Also, there are so many variations of this model.
Submitted by niv16 (not verified) on 12 November 2009 - 1:07pm Permalink
So what will be your next video . will it be a tessellation or will it be jack in the box.
Please do reply to this comment
Submitted by Sara on 12 November 2009 - 1:47pm Permalink
I plan to make Robin Glynn's Star Box next, then the Jack in a Box by Hugo Pereira. Also see: http://www.happyfold...
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 31 December 2009 - 4:34am Permalink
what is after the jack?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 4 February 2010 - 4:33am Permalink
Could you show how to do the
Could you show how to do the second variation, the one where the stars are up next to eachother to form a hexagon. I can't figure it out. Thanks.
Submitted by Sara on 4 February 2010 - 12:37pm Permalink
Start with a grid with 32 divisions. Then place the first triangle twist as in the video (make a mountain starting in one of the points, going to the center, skip one point, next point minus two grid triangles add the next mountain fold). Make the twist counter-clockwise, fill the rest of the grid with triangle twists. Make a star puff in the center of the model and then two circles around.
Submitted by Anonymousv (not verified) on 30 April 2010 - 12:41am Permalink
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 30 May 2010 - 5:34pm Permalink
can you tell me how to make 1st variation
Submitted by Sara on 30 May 2010 - 6:35pm Permalink
Not sure which variation you mean
What do you mean by 1st variation?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 6 June 2010 - 11:13pm Permalink
How do you make the "Third" variation, the one with the puff in the middle, surrounded by triangle twists, and the other puffs on the corners?
Submitted by Sara on 7 June 2010 - 6:33am Permalink
For all variations, simply
For all variations, simply place the triangle twists where you want triangel twists or star puffs to go.
The variation you mentioned I folded on a 32-division grid. I then placed triangle twists in the center of the hexagon. You'll need 6 for the central star puff, then add a ring of triangle twists you'll leave like that. This requires another 18 triangel twists.
Then let one grid length space, and start 6 more such ring of triangle twists such that these rings will cover the corners. While you'll see that there's not enough space for another full circle (star puff surrounded by 18 triangle twists), it'll be just enough to place some star puffs right on the corners.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 9 June 2010 - 2:32am Permalink
Thank you! Happy folding!
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 16 July 2010 - 1:42am Permalink
what do u mean
what do u mean by a 32 grid division?
Submitted by Sara on 16 July 2010 - 1:53am Permalink
By that I mean how many sections the paper is divided into. E.g. if you take a hexagon and then count the number of horizontal folds between two opposite raw edges, then you get the number of divisions. If you start with a square, count the number of sections created by the horizontal creases between two opposite edges (the other creases are not parallel to any of the raw edges).
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please check http://www.happyfold... :) I talk about how many divisions you create here and there.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 18 August 2010 - 10:09pm Permalink
what direction is the first
what direction is the first triangle twist
Submitted by Sara on 21 August 2010 - 7:45am Permalink
You can choose either direction. Only after the first triangle twist are the directions of all other triangle twists decided.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 14 December 2010 - 1:47am Permalink
will you be doing more videos
will you be doing more videos on tessalations?
Submitted by Sara on 15 December 2010 - 8:47am Permalink
Yes, actually I have vague plans to demonstrate Bricks by Ilan Garibi: http://www.happyfold...
I also need to finish my tessellation basics series, and I believe I'll make a video on how to fold more than 3 stages of clover folding. I've been getting many queries of that ever since I made the 3-stage video.
I'm sure I'll also work on other tessellation videos in the future, but this should give you an idea of what I've got planned already.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 5 March 2011 - 2:55am Permalink
Could you also do an instructional video on the High Density Hydrangea Tiles?
Submitted by Igor l..l, (not verified) on 21 July 2011 - 1:13am Permalink
i finally made this... love this model
thanks Sara for teaching me origami... :D
But please make some new videos.... ^^
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 December 2011 - 5:04pm Permalink
Is the paper you are using actually creating the marks as you fold, or are you somehow drawing the lines in and then resuming the video? If the act of creasing is creating the black and burgundy lines, please tell me what kind of paper you are using.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 15 April 2012 - 6:19am Permalink
Sara, I think that you did an excellent job. This is a great website, and it is enjoyable for numerous audiences. I have a question that I want to ask you: are there any good origami diagrams online and where can I find them?
Submitted by Niko (not verified) on 26 June 2016 - 10:54pm Permalink
Which kind of paper? And how to make more stars?
Which kind of paper is this yellow paper?
Must be much more difficult to fold the model without making the lines with a pen for where to make the stars ;-(
Here we have only 3 stars, how to make more stars? Do you need to divide more the paper at the beginning?
Thansk for the replies
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