Origami Instructions: Number Eight (Andrey Lukyanov)

Origami Instructions: Number Eight (Andrey Lukyanov)


In this video, I’m going to show you how to fold a Number Eight, designed by Andrey Lukyanov diagrams are published in the e-book “All letters and Ciphers” and Andrey also has a youtube channel, and a fantastic website, ‘loveorigami.info’ which includes diagrams for these numbers and much more. In this video I’m going to use a square sheet of paper with a side length of 7.5 cm or 3 in and the resulting model then has a height of 4.7 cm or 1 and 7/8ths of an inch and a width of 2.8 cm or 1 and 1/8ths of an inch So, let’s get started. We first have to fold a square grid with 8 divisions on each side I’ve got a detailed video on how to do this accurately, because I’m speeding through it here Once you’ve folded your 8 by 8 grid, we’re first going to fold in one column and one row and then we’re going to count 1 2 3 4, and add a diagonal we’re going to start it down here and crease 1 2 3 of the diagonals and leave the fourth one unfolded we’re going to add a diagonal in the other direction on that small square then right here we’re going to fold behind one row and three columns: 1 2 3. and then we’re going to add a small diagonal right there by bringing in the corner and flatten so that the crease is on all layers then open back up all the way and you’ve got a small diagonal crease right here and we’re going to extend it all the way to the raw edge of the paper like that now we’re first going to collapse this top section, then the lower section First we’re going to make a small diagonal fold into a mountain fold right here, just on that one square and then valley folds here, which creates mountain folds on these two sections so that you can completely flatten that Now you’ve got a point right here, and you’re going to push it inside Now you’re going to fold this top section down in a valley fold right along here and this mountain fold over right along there so that the paper moves like this see that? the paper moves like this now, in the lower section we’re going to have a valley fold on the second crease so we’re pushing that paper up a little and here we’re going to have another valley fold We’re pushing that point in, so that it’s concave, so that it points down rather than up as before now we’re folding this up like that going along existing creases So now it looks like this and up here we can flatten that too now we’re going to take this corner and fold it in to create a small diagonal unfold and then take just the top layer and push it inside like that then we’re going to take the top corner and fold it in to align that edge with this edge right here unfold Now we’re going to refold it, but we’re going to open this paper up and make a small mountain fold here and then push the paper inside and over now we’re going to take this corner right here and fold it behind and then hide that section underneath, bringing that other layer to the front now we’re also going to fold behind that corner right here and this one right here like that then we’re going to flip the model over and first we’re going to fold behind this small corner right here just bringing it inside right here, like that and now we’re going to have a long valley fold right here and we’re opening the paper to make a squash fold and we’re just going inside so we get a neat corner here, ensuring that paper is pushed inside and then we can flatten it to create new diagonal creases, ensuring that we’re always going through grid intersections and along grid lines then we’re going to take this top layer and push it down and push this paper here inside and there inside to squash down the paper, creating new diagonal creases right here and finally, we’re going to take this layer right here and bring it to the front like that I’m going to show it to you again from the other side we’ve got this section and we’re bringing it to the front like that and then your Number Eight, designed by Andrey Lukyanov, is all done now, to flatten this completely, you could put it between two books overnight or if you want it to be a bit faster, you could put it between two sheets of paper and take an iron on a very low heat setting and go over it a couple of times and then your model is nice and flat If you enjoyed this video, be sure to check out my playlist of the other origami numbers designed by Andrey Lukyanov or learn how to fold his model ‘Happiness in Love’ I’ve also got a playlist of further simple origami models which you might enjoy subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss my next videos and finally do check out my website, happyfolding.com, for more origami content I hope to see you around, and Happy Folding!

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