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Origami Video Tutorial – Papiroflecta

A model design of Oscar Rojas

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This origami figure, “Papiroflecta” (Paper Folder), is one that honors both people who love paper folding and the art of origami itself. The model was designed by Oscar Rojas (Costa Rica).

The folding process is a little involved because it includes compound folds, such as a swivel fold. Be prepared to face this modest challenge and remember: origami teaches us patience and perseverance!

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Tips and suggestions for making the Papiroflecta

  • A piece of paper US or A4 letter size (any color).
  • US legal size is also a good option as it is even larger.
  • Cut your paper into a 2 x 1 rectangle. (Demonstrated in the video)
  • Letter-size paper might be thick. When folding several layers of paper proceed carefully and slowly.

Origami terms to note:

  • Pinch Mark: A tiny mark that is made by folding.
  • Precrease: Marking the paper by folding and unfolding it. When we pre-crease, we are setting the stage for later steps in the folding process. Precreases are usually made when we begin a set of folds.
  • Reverse a fold: to turn a fold from valley into mountain or the other way around, mountain into a valley
  • Swivel fold: An asymmetrical squash fold.

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

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