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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.

Here is a selection of some of my own see-through designs. Details of relevant designs by other designers will be added as time allows.

 
 
 
  Apis - a see-through double image design from a 1x3 rectangle.   S184   2014   On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.
 
  An Elephant in the Room - a version of my Hotel Room design which reveals an elephant when held up to the light.   S183   2014   On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.
 
  Lovebird - minimalist double-image design which reveals a heart when held up to the light.   S024   2000   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
 
  Wot No Undies? - double image design of Chad looking over a wall which reveals his naked figure when held up to the light.   S149   2011   Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  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.           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