The technique is called Iris Folding and is a Dutch technique begun in the 20th century when people used the patterned paper from the inside of envelopes to create the designs. Iris folding is a paper craft technique that involves folding strips of colored paper in such a way to form a design. The center of the design forms an iris — a shape reminiscent of a camera lens.
Iris folding is done with a pattern. The crafter uses the finished product to decorate the front of a greeting card, as a scrapbook embellishment, to decorate an altered book or a mixed media collage, or in various other ways.
Each participant will make 2 greeting cards with lined envelopes.
For iris folding include a pattern, strips of colored paper, permanent transparent tape, cutting tools and a temporary tape such as painters tape. The temporary tape is used to hold the pattern in place while creating the design.
DESIGN OR THEME: Spring colors
TIME: 2 hours. 1-3 pm