Origami Folding Technique

 

Petal Fold in Origami

 

 

 

Petal fold is very important folding technique in origami. When you prepare for a bird base, you must apply this folding technique to complete the base. So you should get familiar with this folding technique. In this tutorial, I will start with a square base to show what petal-fold is.

 

origami paper heart front side

A simple case is to start with a square base. Sometimes, you will be working with a portion of origami model whose shape is similar to a square base.

In this example, we assume that the closed-side is at the top while the open-side is at the bottom.

 

origami paper heart back side

1.

First, prepare to apply three valley-folds in the numbered order.

 

origami paper heart back side

2.

Apply three valley-folds according to the step #1.

 

 

origami paper heart back side

3.

Unfold three previous valley-folds.

 

 

origami paper heart back side

4.

Lift the bottom corner upwards.

 

 

origami paper heart back side

5.

Continue lifting.

 

 

origami paper heart back side

6.

As you push the corner up, bring the edges in towards the middle and flatten them.

 

 

origami paper heart back side

7.

You now have completed making a petal-fold.

 

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