Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Twelve Pointed Snowflake


Last night I tried my hand at a twelve pointed kirigami orientation again. Natural snowflakes are six pointed, so a multiple of six is more authentic when making paper snowflakes. This is more difficult to fold and cut, however, and there isn't as much room for creating pretty motifs, so I generally cut an eight pointed "star" which I call a mandala instead of a snowflake. When I teach workshops someone always brings this up and I have to be familiar with how to cut a more authentic flake. Thus, every once in a while I practice. The flake above is 12 pointed and the one below is 8 pointed, as I normally cut.

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