Saturday, March 17, 2012

EZ3D Origamic Architecture/Pop Up Lesson 1, Level 1 (Easy)

EZ3D Origamic Architecture/Pop Up Lesson 1 Level 1 (Easy)

Materials needed:  template and scissors

This template is the first step to learning how to do OA and also a basic pop up.  For your personal use, you are welcome to download the template pdf and print it. For best results, use the pdf file and do not resize it.  If you choose the jpg, you may need to resize and center it on the printing page.
  • Download and print the template and follow the instructions in the text box.
  • Remember to crease the flap on BOTH sides.
  • Press down firmly on a hard surface when creasing the folds.  Final creases should be crisp.
  • Practice on computer paper first.  Cardstock is too expensive to waste. 
When you progress to plain card stock, you will have no problem printing out the template if you have an inkjet or printer.  Some laser printers may not print well on card stock. In that case, print out a paper template and fold it, fold the card stock and then attach the folded template to it. Then cut and fold. 
Here are the instructions that are printed in the template text box.
  • Fold the paper in half and crease the fold with the grid side up.  
  • Make sure the open edge is at the top and the folded edge is at the bottom.
  • Cut on the solid lines and create a flap. 
  • Fold the flap up on the dashed lines and crease.  
  • Unfold the flap.  
  • Turn the paper over and fold the flap up again and crease. 
  • Unfold the flap again.
  • Turn the paper over and lay it flat. 
  • Slip the bottom 3 fingers of both hands into the slots and lift the flap, then with thumbs and forefingers, pinch and crease the fold so it will fold the opposite way. 
  • Put your hands on the outside of the card and gently fold it shut (the grid is on the outside) and firmly crease all the folds.
  • Open it up again and the flap will pop up into a rectangular shape.
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Warning:  Printing the pattern smaller will cause the center fold to be off.  Best results are at 100%.