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Origami art folds! How to fold for the first time! Here are fantastic origami art folds

Origami art (रिगामी आर्ट )

Origami art is an art for fun loving peoples, and it is also helpful to decorate house, classrooms, kid’s room, offices and art galleries. Before we learn Origami art, we should be aware of some basic things like Origami Art Materials and Origami art folds. Here are few Origami fold instructions for newbies! How to fold the paper like origami art expert. Here is the guide.

Origami art materials

Mainly for An Origami Art, we must use professional Origami materials and below is the detailed Origami Materials list which is very useful for an origami artist or an origami learner.

Origami art papers

For Origami art, Paper is, of course, the most necessary item to procure. Nearly any paper can use for origami art. I have used many different types, but some are better suited for modular origami than others. The following are several of my favorites. Paper thickness-weighed in grams per square meter (gsm).

Modular papers

Modular best folded with a middle- or heavier-weight paper between 70 and 130 gsm. COPY PAPER is cheap, colorful, very easy to find, and excellent for Wire Frame modular. Go for a 24-lb weight.

Kami Origami papers

Kami, the standard origami paper, is good for all of the decorative modular in this book. While a bit flimsy, it can use for most Wire Frames.

Memo Origami papers

Memo papers only come in ~3.5" squares, so it is not useful for Wire Frames. However, it is cheap, colorful, and (without a sticky strip), it works very well for beautiful models.

Tant Origami papers

Tant is a higher-quality paper that works well for most of the decorative modular and Wire Frames.

Skytone Origami papers

Skytone is a higher-quality Parchment Paper that bears a visual Resemblance to Elephant Hide paper but comes in a greater variety of colors. It is much thinner than Elephant Hide and isn’t as strong.

Stardream Origami papers

Stardream is a higher-quality paper that is excellent for Wire Frames. It can work for decorative modular, but its thickness makes it less suitable for some of them.

Elephant Hide Origami papers

Elephant Hide is a very high-quality paper that comes in muted colors. It is tremendously high and thick but creases superbly. It’s excellent for all Wire Frames, and suitable for most decorative modular as well.

Origami art materials (Hardware)

A bone folder is a piece of bone, plastic or wood used to fold creases strongly. While not necessary, it can help make sharp creases on the center vertices of Wire Frame struts.

Scissors or a paper cutter will be needed to cut the rectangular paper used for Wire Frame struts.

A pencil and ruler will be required to measure and lightly mark the specially proportioned rectangles of paper to cut for most Wire Frame modular units.

Frame-holders can be used to hold the Wire Frame elements, which can be a challenge to keep in place during construction. While not required, frame-holders will give your model added stability until it is complete, at which point they should remove.

Metal wire (22-gauge floral wire) is my frame holder of choice, but it's not the only possibility. Feel free to experiment.

A protractor is not required but is useful for checking the angles of the unit’s pockets and other angular details.

A calculator is helpful in converting the paper proportions for the Wire Frames quickly and easily.

Origami fold instructions

Origami art folds: Basic

Valley Fold

It is the standard fold that creates a “valley” at the base of the fold. It will therefore generally be referred to in diagrams simply as a “fold.”

Mountain Fold

The opposite of a valley fold, where the fold makes a “mountain” at its apex.

Vally Fold and Unfold

A valley fold that then reveals to leave a crease.

Mountain Fold and Unfold

A Mountain fold that is then exposed to leave a crease.

Fold and Unfold

It appears to be the same as the valley fold and unfold, but the arrow is different. This arrow signifies that the fold can initiate from either side of the paper; the result is the same.

Inside-Reverse Fold

Pressure is applied to the paper along the ridge of the crease, pushing it inside and thus reversing the crease center orientation of the paper.

Enlarge/Reduce Circles

These encircle an area that will be expanded to show small folds with better detail. When the small folds completed, the diagram will return to its original size, with no circles.

Book and Cupboard Fold and Unfold

It is a commonly used reference to describe folding a piece of paper in half and unfolding (book), then Folding both outer edges into the center crease, and unfolding (cupboard). This fold is a prerequisite step in all of the Wire Frames in this book.

Origami art folds: Medium

Waterbomb Base

This base isn’t used in this book but is useful for illustrating the techniques that follow.

1. Fold diagonals and unfold.

2. Mountain fold halves and unfold.

3. Pushing in the center point, collapse the paper, bringing the two edges of the horizontal mountain fold together.

4. Stages of the collapse in progress.

5. The completed Waterbomb Base.

Origami art folds: Advanced

Open Sink Fold

Start with a Waterbomb Base. Fold the top point to the bottom and unfold.

Open out the top of the Waterbomb Base, making mountain creases around all sides of the fold made in the previous step.

Invert the point, pressing on the area indicated by the arrow, and begin to bring the pairs of edges back together.

In progress.

The completed Open-Sink fold.

Closed Sink Fold

Start with a Waterbomb Base. Fold the top point to the bottom and unfold.

Keeping the front and back layers together, push the point inside and begin to invert the paper.

In progress. Open the edges slightly if needed.

In progress.

In progress. Begin to close the edges back together.

The completed Closed-Sink fold.

Squash Fold

Start with a Waterbomb Base. Fold the top layers into the center vertical line and unfold.

Separate the points’ layers on the bottom, and make both sides of the crease mountain folds.

Apply pressure to the ridge on the crease, allowing the layers to separate.

In progress

The completed Squash fold.

Swivel Fold

Start with a Waterbomb Base. Fold the top point to the bottom and unfold.

Fold the top flap on the left into the center as shown, and unfold.

Make a new valley crease between the circled areas through the top layer only. (The paper will not lie flat.)

Using the mountain fold from step 2 as a guide, swing the edge over to create a new valley crease.

In progress.

The completed Swivel fold.

Some Extra Origami art folds (Symbols)

Curl These arrows indicate that the paper should bend where indicated.

Enlarge/Reduce These arrows indicate the next step will show larger or smaller.

Pleat Symbols indicate a back-and-forth mountain/valley fold.

Rotate This symbol signifies that the paper should be turned the number of degrees shown in the direction of the arrows.

Flip Over This symbol means that the paper should flip so that the underside is facing up.

Tuck Under This symbol indicates that part of the paper is to tucked under another layer.

Blintz Fold A simple base where all four corners of a square folded into the center of the paper.

Angle Bisector indicates a fold that equally divides an angle in two.

Repeat Symbols indicate that a step or move should repeat elsewhere.

Pinch Folds don’t extend across the entire paper. They used for reference creases.

Axial Symbols are used to represent axes on Wire Frame modular. Above are the symbols for three-, four- and five-fold axes, respectively.

Circles indicate areas of the paper that the fold is meant to join or regions between which a fold should make.

So, these are the First step of Origami art, and everyone should practice all these steps before starting an Origami Art and Crafts.

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