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Graptopetalum Rusbyi


Origami Graptopetalum Rusbyi

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of tissue foil.

Design date:  March, 2008

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Graptopetalum Rusbyi Base

Design Reference:

Real Graptopetalum Rusbyi


More commonly known as the San Francisco leather petal, this flower is the first design I have created at the request of my wife.  This is also the first model where I included a true color-change using the reverse side of the paper instead of just opening up the flap to show the inside like my heliconia.  Creating all twelve thin filaments between a ring of six small points in the center and six large points on the outside was also particularly challenging.  The twelve thin points actually come from the outer-most part of the paper, even though they are in the middle of the model.