Stamping With Blue Moon Creations: Iris Folding-Instructions and Video Tutorial Iris Folding Iris folding is a paper craft technique that involves folding strips of colored paper in such a way to form a spiraling design. The center of the design forms an iris -- similar to the shape of the iris of a camera lens. Iris folding originated in Holland. Iris Folding can be used as the front of a greeting card, as a scrapbook embellishment or on numerous other paper crafting projects. Supplies for iris folding include a pattern, strips of colored paper, permanent adhesive, cutting tools and a temporary tape such as painters tape. Iris folding always begins with a pattern. The main 3 patterns for Iris Folding are the square, the circle and the triangle. Basic Iris Folding Patterns A video tutorial on Iris Folding can also be found at the end of this post. Sweet Sorbet Iris Folded Christmas Tree I found the pattern for this Iris Folded Christmas Tree on Pinterest here: canardette.c.a.pic.centerblog.net Supplies Used: Stamp Set: Pennant Parade Ink: Basic Black Stampin' Up! 1. 2. 3.
Iris Folding for Kids Recently I taught my 6 year old's 1st grade class how to iris fold. First of all, I have to say it was crazy! We had 19 children and 3 adults. It was a pretty good ratio although I would recommend another adult if I did it again. I really simplified the folding for the kids. I numbered all of their paper strips beforehand. I practiced with my 4 year old Kylie before I attempted it at school. I video taped her doing a simplified iris fold but deleted it from my camera after I downloaded it to the computer. The computer I am on won't let me convert my instruction sheet to a PDF file. IRIS FOLD CIRCLE PATTERNInstructions for younger children. Material ListTemplate (3” circle cut from center of 8 ½” x 11” cardstock – save the page with the hole, not the circle)Single Sided Tape (one roll for every 2 students)4 Colors of Cardstock (11” x 1” strips)Holographic or sparkle paper (1” square)Extra materials in case some get lost.Several extra sets of hands (1 adult per 4 or 5 children)
Activities for Children - Golden Time for Primary Schools Iris Folding @ CircleOfCrafters.com: Make an Iris Folded Angel Make an Iris Folded Angel: Click Here To Print the Free Pattern Click Here To View Angel Project Ideas Submitted by Visitors Look at the pattern guide carefully when making this pattern. The numbers skip around a little in the beginning. Also, note that pieces 5, 14, and 15 span across two parts of the pattern. To complete this project you will need: A piece of cardstock that is larger than the pattern4 different papersScissors or craft knife and cutting boardScotch tapeRemovable tape(masking tape or blue painter's tape) Card Inspirations an introduction to iris folding Home - Techniques - Iris folding An introduction to iris folding A simple paper folding technique is combined with aperture cards to give stunning results. From left to right: folded strips of coloured paper; Iris folding pattern; finished card. The Iris folding pattern used in this demonstration is from the book Iris Folding for Christmas by Maruscha Gaasenbeek and Tine Beauveser and used by kind permission of the publishers Forte Uitgevers. Method In this demonstration we are using an Iris folding card fronts Christmas Tree Straight Edge. The design is placed on a layout pattern showing the position of the folded strips of paper. Select three different coloured or patterned papers that harmonise together. Cut your paper into strips 20 mm wide. Fold each strip in half along its length with the patterned side out. Lay your Iris folding pattern on your work surface. Lay your aperture card over the pattern with the wrong side facing towards you. Add a third coloured strip in position 3.
Basics of Quilling - Decorative Crafts Step 1: Cut Paper Strips Quilling is most often done with 1/8"- (3 mm) wide strips of paper. Beginners will find that ¼"- (6 mm) wide strips are easier to handle, and younger children will do best with ½" to 1" (12 - 25 mm) wide strips. Use scissors or a craft knife to cut twenty or more strips. Tip: As an aid in cutting strips, download and print a paper strip cutting guide on colored or white computer paper. Step 2: Winding Coils There are over thirty basic quilling shapes. To wind a coil, you will need a round toothpick and a strip of paper. Moisten your thumb and index finger. Tip: If you can't find a round toothpick to use as a winder, wrap a little masking tape around a square toothpick. Step 3: Sizing and Gluing Coils Skip this step if you are making an open coil, one of the scrolls (heart, V, or S), or the V. Spread out a sheet of wax paper to put your glued coils on. Your coils can be sized more easily by using a sizing aid. Step 4: Shaping Coils Closed: Wind a strip to the end.
Spiral Flower Tutorial Good evening fellow bloggers! Today I'm going to take a few minutes to post a quick tutorial on how to make spiral flowers. I recently learned how to do this in a class I took at my local scrapbook store. During this class I made my very first canvas! I'll be posting this soon because I'm very proud of how it came out! So let's get started. First your supplies...you'll need scraps of patterned paper in various square sizes. This step is optional. Once the paper has dried--cut out circles from the square pieces of carstock. Starting from the outside of the circle start cutting in a spiral fashion all around the circle until you get to the center. In the end, this is what you should have. This step is optional. Before beginning to twirl your flower make sure that the pattern you want to be the face of the flower is facing you. Here's a screen shot of the flower after I've coiled it completely. Once you have coiled the flower completely, remove the tweezers. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Origami Cross « Easy Origami Crafts This is a simple model created from a single, long and narrow strip of paper. Quilling paper works well if y ou happen to have that on hand — it’s often available at craft stores like Michael’s as well as online. I hunted down instructions in order to make these for my classmates at the close of a recent Bible class at our church. Here are the Origami Cross step-by-step instructions with photos: I used a piece of paper about 15″ long and just over 1/2″ wide. 1. Though typically it is recommended that you fold on a hard flat surface, at this point I think it is easier to pick the whole piece up. 4. 6. 8. 12. & 13. 14. 18. 20. 23.