by Kalei Anne Lundberg copyright 2001
This design was inspired by the George Rhoads Double Bird Base diagramed in Neal Elias’ Miscellaneous Folds I (ed. Dave Venables, British OrigamiSociety Booklet 34). These diagrams are offered for personal use; for any other use, please contact me for permission at email@example.com.
1. Start with 2x1 paper. Fold and unfold the two diagonals andvertical to crease.
2. Valley fold in half.
3. Valley fold to center.
4. Pull paper from the inside and squash fold.
5. Squash fold.
6. Squash fold in progress. Note: The rightside of the model should resemble a preliminary fold.
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7. Inside reverse the 3 free corners.
8. Repeat steps 3-7 on the other side of the model.
9.Valley fold in half.
10. Valley fold along 11. Mountain fold behind. thickness of the bird base folds.
12. Unfold back to step 9.
13. Lift all the top flaps bending back along dotted lines toopen up the model. 14. (3-D view) Sink the center section to the inside of the model and flatten. 15. George Rhoads Double Bird Base complete. Note: There should be 5 free points at the top and onefree point at the bottom.
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16. Minor miracle 2 flaps.
17. Valley fold to center.
18. Turn model over.
19. Valley fold right side to center. Foldand unfold left side.
20. Close sink the 21. Minor miracle again left side along while slipping the right crease. flap into the pocket made by the sink.
22. Valley fold. Repeat on the back side.23. Spread squash. Repeat on the back side.
24. Mountain fold. Repeat on the back side.
25. Open flower overlapping the 5 petals slightly. I normally start by pinching open the front and backpetal as far as possible along the indicated line.
26. Arrange the petals as close to a perfect star as possible before setting the creases.
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