$ FlowerCopyright 1998-99 Stephen Hecht. All Rights ReservedA dollar bill produces a model 100mm long with a bloom of 40mm diameter. The bloom is adapted from HermanLau’s Flower-in-a-Pot. That bloom can also be used here, resulting in a shorter stem and a smaller bloomdiameter (but with 8 petals, not 6). C C C A B 2. Pivot at A, bring B 3. Valley-fold and 4. Valley-fold and 1. Valley-crease at unfold halfway to C. quarters. Turn over. to 1/4 line, marking unfold at C. only at C. Turn over. 1/2 7. Valley and unfold through all layers of the upper flap. Unfold 6. Swing up on completely. Rotate 8. Valley on existing 5. Swing in sides. creases, extending to existing crease. half turn. Turn over. edges. Alternate method, using Lau’s 8-petalled flower: 1. Crease at quarters. 2. Water-bomb base at one end. 3. Squash the 4 triangular flaps of the water-bomb base: two loose flaps in front, two flaps attached to the9. Use existing valley- rest of the bill in back. 11. Mountain-foldcreases to squeeze in 4. Octagonally sink tip entire top and unfold. 10. Sink hexagonallymountain-fold angle halfway. (Open out halfway.bisectors. to find landmarks.)Repeat on left.
$ Flower (continued)Copyright 1998-99 Stephen Hecht. All Rights Reserved 12. Gather up 4 edges perpendicularly. 13. Wrap edges. 15. Note that the Reverse below valley- sunken assembly has fold (where indicated). 14. Continue collasping on existing creases. remained fixed. Swing Entire bottom of bill one flap to the left. swings behind and up. 1/2 15-17 16. Mountain-fold on 17. Swing flap back 18. Add mountain- 19. Crease forwards existing crease, to the right. Repeat creases halfway and backwards. Make tucking inside. 15-17 on left. Rotate between existing the longer fold first, then half-turn. valleys. Inner ones use it to help locate the don’t have to go all shorter. the way up. 20 Add more creases. 21. Crease angle- bisector, to center-line. 22. Fold model in half, 23. Outside crimp. Turn over. swinging 2 small flaps Repeat on right. Mountain-folds exist, to the left behind at the valley-folds are new. top.
$ Flower (continued)Copyright 1998-99 Stephen Hecht. All Rights Reserved 24-26 24. Lift one flap. 25. Pleat on existing 26. Swing flap back 27. Sink long edge. creases. down. Repeat 24-26 Closed-sink and keep behind. together at the top. 29. Closed sink 30. Roll and 31. Closed-sink. upper layer on tuck inside Not quite an 28. Spread pleats, reform creases from sink. Swing 18-20, Elias-stretching. angle-bisector. angle-bisector. flap down. 33. Outside reverse fold the leaf (valley is single-ply, mountain on dotted line). At the same time, mountain the stem in quarters, forming a tube. Where leaf joins stem, form tiny gussets to avoid tearing. Tuck loose paper at tip of leaf inside, behind the sink from step 31. Curve and shape leaf. 32. Mountain a single Rabbit ear stem where it joins the bloom. ply, flush with sink. Swing flap back up.
$ Flower (continued)Copyright 1998-99 Stephen Hecht. All Rights Reserved x6 34. This is the view between the two thinnest petals. Valley and mountain the lower corners of the 35. Reverse-fold top edges of all 4 “loose” petals, locking the base 6 petals (about 1/3 of the angle). of the bloom. Don’t flatten. 37. This is a single petal. Open and round the sides of the petal, and mountain the 36. View from above the bloom. Pull tip behind. Flatten the underside of the down tips of petals, while gently petal, especially the thick petals adjoining flattening the center. the stem. 38. Finished. (Ok, so it’s a generous picture, but you get the idea.)