Wet-folding


Wet folding is a technique which makes it possible, through the use of moisture, to fold thick paper and shape it in interesting ways. This list only contains models in which wet folding is a crucial step since I use a little wet folding in many models, including tessellations which are usually not associated with using such a folding method.

This page lists models of a single type. You might be interested in folding instructions instead.
Hedgehog from Sponge Cloth

Hedgehog from Sponge Cloth

Hedgehog, wet-folded from a household sponge cloth. Have a look at my review of this untypical folding material.

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Ice cream, own design. This model can be folded from regular Kami, but I think it looks best when wet-folded from thick watercolor paper. Here, one side of t...

Fear Not

Fear Not

Fear not. Stay home. Be patient. 2 × origami eye, wet-folded from watercolor paper.

Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the ending. The first and the last. Origami wet-folded from a strip of watercolor paper.

Wet-folded Eye

Wet-folded Eye

I designed this model for my origami workshops in order to be able to teach wet folding to complete beginners. It is also an example of origami folded withou...

Nuclear Mushroom Cloud

Nuclear Mushroom Cloud

This is what happens when you execute an origami crumpling technique such as those mastered by Vincent Floderer but instead of thin and crisp paper, use thic...

Epiphany Tessellation

Epiphany Tessellation

An origami tessellation for the Feast of Epiphany. Single sheet of Gampi paper, no cutting or glue. Wet folding was used for the coma of the Stars of Bethleh...

Genie in the Bottle

Genie in the Bottle

A genie (not to be confused with gin) is a kind of_spirit_ which tends to live in old magical lamps and bottles. Wet-folded from a rectangle of watercolor pa...

Professor Mmaa

Professor Mmaa

Professor Mmaa’s lecture is a novel by Polish-English writer Stefan Themerson in which termites try to understand the human society which is so different fro...

Spindle

Spindle

This was my exercise in wet folding, to the extent that I’m not even sure if “folding” is still an appropriate word for the process of forming this shape. No...

Brain in a Vat

Brain in a Vat

A brain in a vat is a thought experiment related to consciousness and the perception of reality which has, in one form or another, interested people ranging ...

Octabird Tessellation

Octabird Tessellation

It may not look like it, but this tessellation is a variant of my Twisted Bird Base Tessellation. This and the octagonal pattern result in the name octabird....

Epiphany II

Epiphany II

This is my second attempt at designing a Star of Bethlehem (which can also double as a regular comet). After designing it, I found online pictures of a simil...

Head of Cthulhu

Head of Cthulhu

Head of Cthulhu from The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft. Designed and folded by me.