- For complex models, choose a large sheet (48x48 cm or more)
- For intermediate models, a sheet 30x30 cm is perfect
- Dry-folding: for Tesselations, modulars and simple to intermediate models. You can also dry-fold complex model if the model does not have too many overlays (avoid insects for example).
- Wet-folding: For more details, read Gilad Aharoni's article
1) Technic #1 (easiest):
Fold (dry) the model as far as possible. When the folds become too difficult, wet the flaps and creases with a damp sponge or water spray.
2) Technic #2
Moisten the entire sheet with a damp sponge or a water spray. Fold your model quickly before it dries. Dry with a hair dryer or outdoors holding sometimes parts of the model with clothespins. This technique requires that you know perfectly the folding sequences to fold the model as quickly as possible.
Examples of models folded with Elephant Hide papers: