This is a design I came up with from scratch today and am pretty pleased with my first attempt at it. I didn’t expect to make a flower in the end, and was actually experimenting with interlocking units.
These pretty flowers have a star shaped formation at the back (rear view) and are folded from 5 units. Each of these units are overlapped with the next one and then re-folded on the existing creases. Again, these are simple to fold and it took me about 2 minutes for each unit – after I got the folded sequence sorted out, that is.
I have used single side colored Kami paper measuring 3 inches in size for these Miyagi flowers. The overall size of each flower after completion is approx 3 inches across. Again, to make larger flowers, you will have to use larger sized paper to fold the units. You can play around with the paper you choose i.e patterns on the paper to create pretty flowers with colorful patterns on them.
You can folded these units from kami paper, kraft paper, wrapping paper or any other paper of your choice, as long as the paper is not too thick and can ‘hold’ a crease nicely.
I have named this floral design of mine ‘Miyagi Flowers’ as a remembrance of the people who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake which struck Northern Japan, Friday. My prayers are with the Japanese people at this time and I hope they recover from this soon.
No diagrams exist for these flowers at the moment, but I am sure I will get around to doing them sometime soon.
I hope you like the design and feel free to drop in comments and suggestions.