I designed this simple 8 unit modular star back in September of 2016. Before then I mainly designed single-sheet recursive models, so this design was a result of experimenting with color changes and modular locking techniques. I have dozens of original star designs, so coming up with the perfect name can sometimes be more challenging than designing the star itself. This one remained unnamed until I diagrammed it for the 2017 OrigamiUSA Collection. Right around that time, a powerful winter storm named Stella brought lots of snow and incredible surf to the East Coast. I am a year-round New Jersey surfer, so after surfing the swell pumped in by the storm, the name Stella naturally fell into place.
This star is folded from eight sheets of double-sided kraft paper. For the best results, I recommend using 3” squares with contrasting colors on each side. Patterned paper also yields some really neat results! Please feel free to submit photos of your rendition on my website.
Two variations for the back of the model.