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Make a Beautiful Phoenix using Rinea Foiled Papers by Roni Johnson

Posted on May 09 2021

Rinea Foiled Paper Origami Phoenix by Roni Johnson
I love paper folding and today I have a lovely phoenix made using a basic origami crane folding technique with a few added bits to really bring it to life. I veered off the traditional route by choosing to make my phoenix with Midnight Dark Blue and the Peacock Variety Pack foiled papers.
Directions:
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Step 1 - Cut a piece of the Midnight Dark Blue foiled paper 6x6".
Step 2 - Fold the paper according to the directions for a traditional origami crane.  You could use a step by step diagram or here is a nice video that shows and explains each step: Easy Origami Crane.  Below are some step by step photos showing some of the steps.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Step 3 - Fold the square into halves, open, rotate and fold into halves again, open.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Step 4 - Fold corner to corner, crease, open, rotate the paper and fold second corner to corner.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Step 5 - Turn the paper so a corner is pointing towards you - collapse the two sides in towards the center.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
You will now have your square.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni JohnsonRinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Step 6 - With the opening point towards you, fold the left and right points towards the center to form a kite shape. 
Step 7 - Flip the paper over and repeat on the other side.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
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Step 8 - Open the kite folds back up.
Step 9 - Lift the bottom corner up folding the two corners in towards the center meeting in the middle as shown. (this is where the video comes in handy).
Step 10 - Flip the paper over and repeat step 9 on that side.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Step 11 - Now you have 2 "legs" pointing towards the bottom, fold the point on each side towards the center meeting in the middle.
Step 12 - Flip it over and repeat step 11 on this side.
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Step 13 - Fold the wings down and crease.
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Step 14 - (I find it is easier to re-fold the neck and tail with the wings up) - Gently pull the tail and neck down and crease.
Step 15 - Fold the wings back down.
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Step 16 - Bend the tip of one of the points down and crease it open to create the head. 
Congratulations - You now have a basic origami crane!
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Note - it is normal for the white center of the paper to show after all that folding. Simply take a marker and add a bit of color on each of the fold lines to blend the white away.
We are now going to take it a step further to create a Phoenix by adding feathered wings and tail.
We're going to take it a step further to create a Phoenix by adding feathered wings and tail.
Step 17 - Cut the following pieces of foiled paper and fold in half.
Midnight Dark Blue/Gold Glossy - 6" x 3.5" (folded = 3" x 3.5)
Sapphire/Sapphire Starstruck - 5.75" x 3.25"
Emerald/Gold Glossy - 5.5" x 3"
Violet/Violet Starstruck - 5.25" x 2.75"
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Step 18 - Trim away one corner (not on the fold side) to create an oval edge - this will be the slope of the wing.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Step 19 - Cut the oval edge into feathers as shown for each piece of paper.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Step 20 - Cut apart along the folded edge. You now have two identical sets of wings for the Phoenix.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Step 21 - Glue each layer of feathers to the wings of the crane.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Step 22 - Cut long tail feathers from additional pieces of foiled paper and affix them to the crane tail.
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
Rinea Foiled Paper Phoenix by Roni Johnson
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