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Simple Orchid

Recently, I was fooling around with a waterbomb base and came up with a flower form that seemed to me to be very like an orchid - I am aware that real orchids have 5 petals and this only has one but, the end result is so lovely I am quite happy to ignore this botanical error.

origami orchid with 5 blooms growing from an origami rock, mounted in  picture fraame.

...and now some close ups...

close up of orchid's right hand bloomsRight hand blooms

leaves and rock in bottom right of picture frame

 Rock and leaves

left hand blooms of orchid

 Left hand blooms

 I call this a "simple" orchid as the flower is a slightly tweaked waterbomb base and the leaves are nearly a fish base. What makes it so effective, I think, is the curling of all the surfaces around the handle of a thin paintbrush. To make the rock I wetted some paper, screwed it up a bit and folded it over the bottom right hand corner. To support the flowers I wrapped paper around florists' wire.

4 yellow blooms on top of 4 green stalks and leave emerging from a rock

 A colour version of the Simple Orchid