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The bird base rose

Postby Brimstone » June 27th, 2005, 10:44 pm

Eugene Craig Campbell posted on the O-list a while ago some directions for doing a rose from a bird base. I tried to follow the instructions and accomplished something that resembles a rose but I could not find a way to lock the petal from un-twisting. I asked her but even though I received an answer I still could not finish the rose. Did anyone else tried it and succeded? I think such a rose is pictured here http://thedesignspace.net/art/gallery/palmer/aad is the large one on the bottom left.

In case anyone wants to try the written instructions here they are:

A fifth-grader here in Korea gave me an elegant
> and simple rose. It's hard to believe nobody
> has ever diagrammed and published it. She said
> her grandmother taught her.
>
> Mountain fold each flap of a bird base such the
> four tips meet underneath in the center. Do it
> first on two opposing flaps, then valley fold
> each mountain-folded flap -- vertically,
> assuming the point at the center of the paper
> is facing upwards. When you valley fold those
> two, the other two opposing flaps -- at 90
> degrees to the first two -- will flatten out to
> enable the mountain fold on the second two.
>
> If the point at the center of the paper is
> pointing upward, the four mountain folds are on
> the bottom. You see only one at a time; flip
> the model over horizontally and you see the
> opposing one. The other two are hidden inside
> at your left and right. The midpoints of the
> mountain folds of these two hidden flaps now
> lie along the two vertical valley folds on
those
> two flaps, and those two midpoints meet each
> other at the same point (inside, hidden) that
> the two midpoints meet each other of the
visible
> flaps -- that is, the flaps that can be seen
> (facing you and on the opposite side, visible
> if you flip the model over).
>
> These four midpoints of the mountain folds are
> important.
>
> Each midpoint is to be creased against the
> rightmost and leftmost points of the model as
> it lies flat, which are obtuse angles. Lift the
> bottom midpoint of the flap you see, towards
> you, to the tip of the left obtuse angle point
> and crease; repeat to the right angle point.
> Flip the model and do the same on the opposing
> flap. Now reverse which flaps that will be
> visible and which will be hidden, and repeat
> the creasing. Eight creases are made.
>
> Open the model so that all four flaps are
> exposed; no longer will it lie flat. Hold the
> top tip and twist the four ridges (not the four
> flaps -- the four flaps have now become outer
> petals). The four ridges twist around a time or
> two, as much as you can do it (fingernails will
> help, a pair of tweezers will help even more).
> The rose is formed.
>
> To stabilize the rose and make the outer petals
> seem more natural, bend each of the eight outer
> corners down a bit.
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Postby Friet » June 28th, 2005, 12:36 am

I've folded this one many times since it was posted on the o-list. It's a simple model, but it looks really nice. My version is a bit different than the one Campbell described btw.

It looks a lot like this picture. My outer petals are folded a little bit different though.

[img]http://www.britishorigami.org.uk/society/meetings/london/images_feb2005/bbrose.jpg[/img]
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Postby Brimstone » June 28th, 2005, 2:05 am

Friet wrote:I've folded this one many times since it was posted on the o-list. It's a simple model, but it looks really nice. My version is a bit different than the one Campbell described btw.

It looks a lot like this picture. My outer petals are folded a little bit different though.

[img]http://www.britishorigami.org.uk/society/meetings/london/images_feb2005/bbrose.jpg[/img]


And would you mind sharing your method?
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Postby Friet » June 28th, 2005, 3:09 am

I'll post some pictures once I find my camera :)
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Postby Brimstone » July 14th, 2005, 12:02 am

Hey Friet

Have you found your camera? I'd like to learn this rose
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Postby DavidW » July 20th, 2005, 3:41 am

Yeah that rose looks really cool! :)
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Postby Brimstone » August 30th, 2005, 2:42 am

Hello Friet

Found your camera yet?
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Postby origami_8 » September 2nd, 2005, 1:37 am

Today I tried to fold the rose again and got a very nice result:

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Postby Brimstone » September 2nd, 2005, 3:31 am

I was totally missunderstanding the instructions. Now could you please give me some hints on the last 2 steps?

What is the arrow in the two steps before the last supposed to mean?

Are those lines in the step before hte last suggesting a valley fold?
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Postby origami_8 » September 2nd, 2005, 8:17 am

OK, I was half asleep while making the instructions. Here are some explanations:

The arrow in the picture where "Side view" is standing above is meaning "free the hidden layer from the inside of the top-flap". The model should now look like the next picture. There I forgot an Repeat three times arrow :oops: . The only thing left to do is curling the sides a bit and round them to taste, so yes the lines are suggesting a valley fold (but don´t make it too sharp).

Hope that helps.

I´m sure I tried the text-instructions a thirty times before, without getting any good result, so I gave up. Yesterday I was very surprised while trying the instructions again to get those nice result, so I thought of making some diagrams (shown above) to help all the others having the same problem as I had. Sorry for the bad quality, maybe I will make some better ones soon.
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Postby Brimstone » September 2nd, 2005, 8:05 pm

Excellent I got it

Thanks a lot
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Postby origami_8 » September 2nd, 2005, 9:46 pm

Fine! :)
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Postby Fishman1319 » March 6th, 2006, 1:12 am

How do you Do the twist??
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Postby mleonard » March 6th, 2006, 11:33 pm

You take me by my little hand
And you go like this!
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This Rose is by Jim Sakoda

Postby OrigamiRob » March 7th, 2006, 9:13 pm

.. and can be found also in Origami Flowers, published by Dover and also by James Sakoda.
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