Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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See-through Designs
 
The arrangement of the layers of paper within a see-through design creates areas of the design which show up as windows or shadows when the design is held up to the light.

The first design of this kind I saw was Wayne Brown's 'Lighthearted'. Lovebird is my response to this design.

 
 
 
  Name: Apis - a hybrid see-through double image design from a 1x3 rectangle.

Paper type / shape: Irogami square

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: An Elephant in the Room - a version of my Hotel Room design which reveals an elephant when held up to the light.

Paper type / shape: Irogami square

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Lovebird - double-image see-through pictorial design of a hovering bird which reveals a heart when held up to the light.

Paper type / shape: Irogami square

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Wot No Undies? - double image see-through design of Chad looking over a wall which reveals his naked figure when held up to the light.

Paper type / shape: Irogami square

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2011

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Windmill Flexagon - lateral thinking / manipulation puzzle based on a non-twisted flexagon from a square. The solution can only be found by holding the puzzle up to the light.

Paper type / shape: Irogami square

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1996.

Diagrams: Origami - Barnes and Noble - ISBN 0-7607-3331-7 // BOM 217 - December 2002 - Solution BOM 218 // Paperfolding Puzzles (2nd Edition) - David Mitchell - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-5-6