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Origamido Butterfly (Design by Michael LaFosse)

Origamido Butterfly (Design by Michael LaFosse)

by Ancella on August 1, 2009

in Birds & Butterflies

Origamido Butterfly (Design by Michael LaFosse)

Origamido Butterfly (Design by Michael LaFosse)

This design is from the book – Advanced Origami: An Artist’s Guide to Performances in Paper, by Michael LaFosse. He is known for his pretty butterflies and this particular one, I think, is his best design, in my opinion. 🙂

What paper to use:

You can use just about any kind of paper for this model – from wrapping paper to crepe paper to normal printing paper which you have decorated yourself (by painting, tye ‘n’ dye, etc). The thickness of the paper doesn’t cause any problems in this model since the number of folds are fairly few and easy.

I have used common origami paper which is colored on one side. A better idea would be to use duo paper of if you don’t have any, either stick a sheet of paper of a different color on the other side of the sheet you are using (in case it’s single side colored) or simply color it your self! 😀

You can also use printing paper which you can decorate with splashes of paint or something creative. The only constraint is that you should be using a square sheet of paper to start off with.

Folding the origamido butterfly:

You would need to start with the side of the paper of the color you want the wings to be (in the end) facing you. The steps to folding this model is very similar to folding the Alice Gray butterfly albeit for the steps at the ending.

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me October 15, 2011 at 3:56 AM

QUITE ANNOYED…I bought 2 of this guys books/kits on butterflies and birds and there’s no way u can make most of these since u need a tutorial video for each one in order to understand how to make them…there’s so many beautiful designs that I can’t even make now cuz there’s no videos to go along with them! The book diagrams skip 5 or more important steps leaving u lost and confused.

Ancella October 16, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Oh! I have never purchased the Butterfly Kit, honestly speaking, so I can’t really say much about it. I just have his latest book – Advanced Origami – from where I got the diagrams to this particular butterfly design. For the Swallowtail Butterfly, I followed the instructional video on PEM | Origami website.

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