Roulette Star (Design by Evan Zodl)

Roulette Star (Design by Evan Zodl)

I folded one other modular star this week and I am pleasantly surprised with this particular design. Evan Zodl’s dainty star is very much inspired by Maria Sinayskaya’s modulars and comes with intricate folding but the surprise in this is the so-easy assembly!

Usually, it is the assembly which requires pegs and holders to keep units in place, but this one is as easy as they come. Duo colored paper works best for this model, especially to make use of the center design. This is a lower intermediate design, but beginners with practice in folding, will get by easily with the help of Evan’s video instructions.

I have used my go-to pack of small-ish 4 inch Japanese Washi papers to fold this design. You can use normal kami paper or even wrapping paper to fold this design. Evan suggests to use 4 inch sized paper at least to fold this design, with the resulting model measuring around 6 inches in size.

How to fold this design:

Take a look at Evan Zodl‘s detailed tutorial here:

Celtic Brooch (Design by José Meeusen)

Celtic Brooch (Design by José Meeusen)

I am trying to get started on a regular routine once again in folding paper. To start out, I picked a pretty, festive looking modular design which I think is one of the perfect ones for this Holiday Season.

It’s José Meeusen’s Celtic Brooch which is folded from 12 sheets of duo colored paper. To make it an interesting combination, you can try with 2 differently colored papers so that you get an alternating color combination around the design. If you choose to use single side colored paper, the white side will form a jagged center circle – which you can see in the tutorial video below.

Tuttle publishing has released a variety of small sized paper packs recently, which you can find on Amazon. I have used the Japanese Washi paper design from these. They come in packs of 300 sheets mostly, and duo colored, which make them perfect for modulars. Each of the sheets measure 4 inches in size and when assembled, this brooch design measures approx 5.5 inches.

How to fold this design:

Evan Zodl has created and uploaded a very detailed and helpful video on folding the 12 individual units and assembling them. The creases and reference points most importantly are clearly marked and explained which make this an easy-to-follow video even for beginners.