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Giraffe Weevil

 

Origami Giraffe Weevil

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of back-coated tissue paper treated with methyl cellulose.

Design date:  January, 2010

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Giraffe Weevil Base

Design Reference:

Real Giraffe Weevil

 

I occasionally search the internet for pictures of unique subjects, particularly flowers, insects, and arachnids.  The Giraffe Weevil definitely qualifies as unique, and I knew it would make a striking origami model.  Since I wanted to use a color-change for the red shell, I needed thin paper that was black on one side and red on the other.  This is the first model where I used back-coating to accomplish this - I used methyl-cellulose to glue red tissue paper to a sheet of black tissue paper.  Since tissue is so thin, I was pleasantly surprised when the red maintained its color even with the black behind it.