This is a design diagrammed and shared by Evi Binzinger on Flickr. This design is a lot easier than other Rose designs out there, but there is effort required to get the curves for the petals especially – as with all origami floral designs which emphasize on the beauty and bloom of the flower.
I found this design quite easy to fold and shape – the folding sequence is easy to follow and the instructions are very clear. You can combine this design with a design for leaves by other origami designers to get a prettier look, too.
Paper to use:
The designer suggests the use of foiled paper, wet folded paper and duo colored paper for folding this model. I used 15cm sized square sheet of duo colored tant paper which I purchased from a quaint little Japanese shop in Little Tokyo, LA, a few weeks ago.
How to fold this pretty rose:
The designer – Evi Binzinger – has taken the trouble of diagramming the folding sequence for this design and has also generously shared them on Flickr.
This is a real pretty design of a Rose and doesn’t look complex as it looks. I would rate it as lower Intermediate and origamists who have some experience with different folds such as ‘sinks’, etc will be able to fold this quite easily.
What you need:
The paper I have used is 6” single sided, solid colored origami paper. You can also use pretty wrapping paper or any other paper cut down to an appropriate size.
You might also consider a larger sized paper, say 8” or so, as this would give more “bulk’ to the rose petals; therefore making the rose as a fully bloomed flower.
Avoid using thick paper as this will make it difficult to fold and cause the paper to break / tear.
You can use both single sided colored paper, as well as double sided colored paper. Either way, only one side of the paper is actually shown on the outside, and this is what matters the most.
How to fold the ‘Kawasaki’ Rose:
I found this very helpful video on YouTube.com, which explains in detail the various creases, involved. It is however, divided into 3 parts, and of 2 minutes each!