Art Techniques | 19 July 2016Zen Origami: Two-Faced Flower Share article facebook twitter google pinterest The art of origami has a meditative quality. The repetition and delicate folds allow you to clear your mind and forget about day-to-day stresses. Start your journey to mindfulness this two-faced flower from Zen Origami. Two-Faced Flower 1. Fold and unfold the paper in half to form a crease. Then fold the right edge to the vertical crease, creasing only in the middle of the square. Unfold, and turn the paper over. 2. Using the point marked with a triangle as a pivot point, fold the lower right corner over so it reaches the most recent crease. 3. Fold the lower left edge up over the right flap created in step 2. 4. Unfold both flaps. 5 Fold both top corners down to the vertical crease. 6. Fold both lower edges up so they lay along the diagonal creases from step 4. 7. Using the existing diagonal creases from step 4, fold both lower edges over to the vertical crease. 8. On the right-hand flap, fold the small triangle down using the points marked with circles as guides. 9. Your paper should look like this. Now, turn it over. 10. Fold the bottom corner to the left corner of the unit, only making a small crease at the intersection with the vertical crease. Unfold. 11. Fold the lower corner at the crease made in step 10. 12. This is what a complete unit should look like. Make a total of 6 units. Assembly 1. Slide the flap on the pink unit inside the right pocket of the green unit, aligning the marked points. (The pink unit is shown upside down here, so you can see the flap, but you will have to flip it over to insert the flap.) 2. Slide the shaded area on the pink unit inside the left pocket of the green unit. 3. Now that you have 2 units locked together, add the remaining units in the same way. Here is a completed Two-Faced Flower. Turn it over . . . . . . and, if you like, you can rearrange the layers on this side . . . . . . to create a different pattern. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Find your peace of mind through the art of paper folding! There can be meditative aspect to many craft projects. From doodling complex patterns (Zentangles), to coloring intricate designs, to knitting geometric and elaborate designs, super-involved crafts are being embraced for peace of mind and quietude they offer. Zen Origami brings this trend to the popular art of origami. The repetitive and delicate folds involved in creating modular origami forms are perfect for the mindful movement. These 20 beautiful modular origami projects take time, steadiness of hand, and immersion of thought to complete, offering contemplative sessions that manifest in beautiful pieces of art. This book comes with 400 sheets of origami paper, so you can make more than a dozen modular creations. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.