Origami Video Tutorial – Pleasing Petunia

-Turn it Into a Spinner Too! – A model design of Leyla Torres

An origami model of a petunia flower designed by Leyla Torres

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I love the number five because it’s pleasing to see how often it appears in nature and in human creations.

  • We have five senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch)
  • Everything in nature is made up of five basic elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space.
  • There are five petals in the flowers of most edible fruits.
  • The Olympic Games symbol is five interlocked rings.
  • And, not least, we have five fingers on each hand to fold paper with!

Would you like to learn how to fold the Pleasing Petunia model? It was inspired by the Star-Box-Cube (S.B.C.), an origami model designed by Wenhao Chao.

The tutorial is found inside Origamigos, our sister site for members.

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Tips and suggestions for making the Pleasing Petunia

  • To make the three versions of The Pleasing Petunia you need three flat pentagonal pieces of paper. It is very important that the papers have NO creases.
  • Prepare Two (2) LARGE size pentagons and one (1) MEDIUM size pentagon. (Further Instructions are provided within the tutorial)
  • The model in the video is demonstrated using kami paper. For a more rigid model use: Printer, Tant, Stardream, or Canson paper.
  • Paper can have different colors on each side or be the same color on both sides.
  • When using paper having a different color on each side: VERSION ONE – The color change will be viewable from above. VERSION TWO – The color change will be viewable from underneath.

Origami terms to note:

  • Pinch Mark: A tiny guideline mark that is made by folding and “pinching.”
  • Reverse fold: to turn a valley fold into a mountain fold, or a mountain fold into a valley fold.
  • Twist fold: A fold that causes the pater to move or/and collapse with a turning motion.
  • Lock: An area of the paper fixed in a manner that prevents unfolding.
  • Wet-folding: A technique where the paper is dampened before folding. The humidity weakens the glue holding the paper together. When the paper dries again, it can retain the shape in which it has been folded.

This is a selection of other origami tutorials you will find within Origamigos

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