“Stars & Starlets” Tests

Test Stars&Starlets Grundform

Motivated by Ray Schamps there perhaps will be a Tessellation Show. And I want to participate. Thats why I’m looking trough my models and try to find presentable designs. Yesterday I had a new idea, it’s a variation of my “Flower Diamond Tess”, but less floral, more winterly ^-^

I first made a basic form (picture above) and then variated the center (below left). I’ve drawn a partial CP of the final Tess, with the visible parts of the final Tess shaded, for a better clarity.

Stars&Starlets Detail Variation

CP Stars&Starlets Grundform

Big Flower Diamond

At the end I managed to finish this Tessellation. It’s this one: Flower Diamond Tessellation Backlight folded from a larger piece of paper. The Pergamyn is 70×70cm and it’s a 1:128 Grid. The finished Tessellation is about 45 cm in diameter. I began to fold this more than a month ago, but meantime, I was sick of it. It’s my first really big Tessellation.
The Pattern is easy to fold, if you have only the middle part, but it’s a lot harder, if you fold circles of these Flower Diamond. I don’t want to do it again…

As one can see at the picture of the smaller Flower Diamond Tess I just wanted to combine the flower in the middle and the big diamonds around it. But while tessellating this small pattern a lot of negativ space stars appeared, which I really like. At the backside of the Tess are many dodecagons and I like them, the back isn’t spectacular, but nice.

Above it’s the frontside, below it’s the reverse.

Big Flower Diamond Tessellation

At the moment I’m working on a bigger Flower Diamond Tessellation. It’s a 1:128-Grid, but I guess I won’t do it again soon, I spend a lot of time with the precreasing. And now I’ve a lot of space to fill with the Tess… I think finishing this will take a long time ^-^

1. A pleated hexagon in the middle of the paper. 2. Converting the pleated hexagon in 6 Triangle Twists.
3. Some more Triangle Twists… 4. …at every side of the haxagon.
5. A small star. 6. I guess I’ve to make a detailed description for this step
7. The first 3 acute angles are followed by 3 more 8. After this the rhombus’ are completed and the triangle twists are turned down, to build a nice flower in the middle.

Now the first part of the Tess is finished, after that it has to be repeated as long as there is space to do so ^-^