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Brazilian Treehopper

 

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

 

Design date: April, 2015

 

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2015 started out as a frustrating year origami-wise. My overly ambitious attempt at a bat flower design defeated my best efforts, so I moved on to a brazilian treehopper which fell through as well. After collapsing the base, I realized that not only were the flaps poorly arranged, but I had not given myself enough extra paper to properly shape the prominent bulbous features, the most important part of the model. It turned out for the best, however - not only does this CP fix those issues, but it is more efficient and elegant as well (no extra flaps, layered thicknesses are in more appropriate locations, etc).