After doing 9 intersecting planes it had started to become monotonous. I began with 10 intersecting planes but after making about 10 units, my energy drained. I thought of trying something else for a change. That's when I came across this beautiful Kusudama flower. Very easy to do. It requires glue since there is no pocket and flap in this model. I made a Kusudama flower ball,12 flowers arranged in dodecahedron fashion and hung in my apartment. Take a look at the video below which has more photos of Kusudama.
From wiki : The word itself is a combination of two Japanese words kusuri, Medicine, and tama, Ball. They are now typically used as decorations, or as gifts.. The kusudama is important in origami particularly as a precursor to the modular origami genre. It is often confused with modular origami, but is not such because the units are strung or pasted together, instead of folded together as most modular construction are made.
After completing 9 intersecting planes I didn't start off with this one. It had become rather monotonous doing just the intersecting planes. I did a couple of curler models before starting this.
There is no color schematic diagram for this in the book. It is just mentioned that it should be assembled in truncated icosahedron pattern. I learnt that truncated icosahedron is just like a soccer ball, has hexagons and pentagons. Pentagons are surrounded by hexagons on all its sides. Hexagons are surrounded by pentagons and hexagons alternatively.
Paper used: Color printer paper. Personally I find printer papers very comfortable to do Origami (I have tried Origami papers available in stores but I felt this is better). To make an individual unit there are two folds in the flap. For the initial units I had trouble.
Number of units: 10 x 9 = 90 , 10 planes 9 units each.
For any intersecting plane after making units and before assembling I arranged them in a plane like this. For 10 intersecting plane each plane is a Nonagan, polygon with 9 faces.
8 intersecting planes - stars. Orange is the 8th plane.
I started on 15th April and finished on 17 April.
It took me 3 days to complete this model taking 1-2 hours per day. Totally I would have spent around 6 hours to cut the color printer papers to 4" x 4" size, make the units and assemble. Making individual unit is simple. Assembly gets confusing. I didn't have trouble making first half circle. While making second half there are quadrilaterals and pentagons. I simply assumed there are pentagons but when I tried to assemble that way, it went wrong. I removed / assembled at least 3-4 times until I analysed color chart/diagrammatic representation given in the book Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs. If not for the color schematic diagram it would have been rather difficult. Thanks to the author Meenakshi Mukerji.
The color schematic diagram is also given in her personal website http://www.origamee.net/
Under Diagrams, Next to Intersecting planes, there's a link [Assembly guide]. Click it.
7 intersecting planes - stars.
I love star planes than rectangular planes. So I stopped doing rectangular ones given in the book. (Anyway number of units started getting too many, it takes time to fold and assemble).
Reference : Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs
No of units: 7 x 6 = 42 . 7 planes 6 units each.
Paper used: Color printer papers
Paper size: 4 inch x 4 inch
Time : 4-5 hours (I didn't complete these models at one stretch. I took 2-3 days spending 2 hours per day)
Base angle = 360 / 6 = 60 degrees.
Assembly Technique: Start by connecting 6 units. In the photo the hexagon which I started is towards left formed by red, light purple, light blue, green, orange and yellow. Baby pink is the 7th plane.