This is my second fold from Kraft paper lined with tissue paper on one side to take advantage of the color change. This is my first model from the book – #3 Origami Essence – which I bought from Nicholas Terry’s shop.
My first fold was from a 6 inch square sheet of Kami and this turned out to be very small. My second fold (pictured above) is from a much larger sheet of paper measuring 10 inches in size. Its a green color paper I used, as thats what I had readily available with me. I am yet to receive my Tant paper package from Origami-shop. So I had to make do with what I had at home.
This model is categorized as level 3 (out of a total of 5 levels, 5 being the most complex) in the book and has a suggested paper size of 35 cm. One can either dry or wet fold this model and the author – Roman Diaz – has suggested Tant paper, painted white on one side for the color change. The final size would be 0.27 of the paper size used.
The model has 50 steps involved and these include the steps for the final shaping. The only steps which are slightly complicated at the 2 open sink folds in the middle of the folding process. Once you are past this sinks, every other step is quite a breeze to get by. The steps are explained clearly and color changes are clearly depicted. Almost every fold has a reference point, so it becomes really easy to follow and figure out.