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Origami Trixel Unit and Wind Rose Star Mosaic

Trixel Unit and Wind Rose Star Mosaic
Original model created on 01/03/2017 - Published on 09/04/2017

Origami Trixel Unit and Wind Rose Star Mosaic instructions and tutorial

Origami trixels are new triangular origami tiles that you can combine with origami pixels to create cool mosaics, just by folding squares of paper. Learn how to fold a paper trixel and how to join it to other pixels and trixels to create a beautiful origami star mosaic. It can make a nice origami wind rose too!

For this origami trixel tutorial, I use big 15x15 cm squares of paper so that you can see better how to make them and how to attach them to othehr tiles. The resulting trixels are very big, you can use them to create huge mosaics and murals. For a smaller mosaic, I recommend using smaller squares, such as 7.5x7.5 cm or 3.75x3.75 cm.

Trixels and pixels are made by folding square pieces of paper, and they are compatible, so you can join pixels to pixels, trixels to trixels, and pixels to trixels. Use the same size of paper for both.

This video also includes a timelapse that shows how to join 16 triangle trixels and 8 square pixels to make a beautiful paper star. This star is a common pattern in Arabic mosaics such as the ones of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

Origami Trixel Unit and Wind Rose Star Mosaic video instructions

To make a Trixel unit in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami Trixel Unit and Wind Rose Star Mosaic

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a Trixel unit (photo diagram and/or video).

Trixel Unit and Wind Rose Star Mosaic - step 1

1. Front of the trixel unit.

Trixel Unit and Wind Rose Star Mosaic - step 2

2. Back of the trixel module. The trixel has 3 triangular flaps that can be used to join them to other trixels or pixels.

Trixel Unit and Wind Rose Star Mosaic - step 3

3. One square pixel joined two two triangle trixels on their long side. The trixels are joined to other trixels as well. You can extend this pattern to make the wind rose / Arabic star.

Trixel Unit and Wind Rose Star Mosaic - step 4

4. Origami Wind Rose Star mosaic made by joining trixels and pixels origami modules.

I hope you like this origami wind rose and my new paper trixels.

Making origami mosaics with squares of paper is a fun DIY and crafts project. It's easy, fun, relaxing and very creative!

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Thank you very much, and happy trixels and pixels folding!

Note: this model is an original model protected by international copyright laws. Please do not publish instructions, diagrams or videos that show how to fold it, but instead point people to this page. If you would like to help with the translation of the instructions to your language (or improve the translation), please let me know. Thank you!

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Origami Pixels

In this video, I also show a lot of cool mosaics that you have made with origami pixels. I'm very happy for the warm reception you have given to pixels, thank you very much for experimenting and playing with them. Please continue to send me pictures and to share them on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter etc. so that I can add them to the Origami Pixels web site and show them in future videos.

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In a next video, I will also show you how to fold new equilateral trixels that can be combined with the pixels and trixels and that allow even more possibilities.

Important note: origami trixels and pixels are original origami models designed by Stéphane Gigandet and protected by copyright laws. Please do not publish tutorials, videos, diagrams, instructions etc. that show how to fold them, and instead link to this video or embed it on your site. Thank you!

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