A model design by Leyla Torres
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This is the second of two tutorials making “The Eternal Flame Container“. The first tutorial teaches a square version of this model; the second version––described in this post––teaches the pentagonal form.
I developed this design when revisiting an idea shared in our Joy of Origami design course (Module 5, section 4). In this case, the basic design of the box was advanced a few steps and I experimented with locks of different sizes. This tutorial is to make the PENTAGONAL version of The Eternal Flame Container.
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Tips and suggestions for making the Eternal Flame Container
- To make The Eternal Flame Container you need two pieces of paper in the shape of a pentagon. One is for the container and another for the star-shaped lock or flame.
- To make pentagons follow the included video. When you make this model for the first time, begin with a sheet of paper that’s at least 8.5 x 8.5 inches (about 21 x 21 cm.) for the container. The paper for the lock is slightly smaller being made from a square whose side is 5/8 the size of the larger sheet.
- The model demonstrated uses kami paper. For a more rigid model use: Copy Paper, Tant, or Stardream.
- Paper can have different colors on each side or be the same color on both sides.
- When using dual-color paper, the outside of the container shows one color, the inside the other.
- The lock shows both sides of the paper.
- Both the container and the lock are made from a pentagonal windmill base.
- In the video, I show a special way to fold this model to avoid unnecessary creases.
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