I am really looking forward to doing the show tonight on Ideal World, even though it’s on at 11pm !!! It is an Iris folding show and there are some fab products with bargain prices to get you all set for Christmas. I’m not sure which presenter I will be working with, so it will be a surprise for me as well as you 😆
I can’t say that I am an expert at Iris folding, but it is so easy, so much fun and gives stunning results. Normally kits come with a templates so the hard work is done for you in terms of how to line up your papers. However, it is really easy to make your own templates so you can vary your results. This is something which you will see on the show tonight as I have made my own project templates for some of the cards. Usually the aim of iris folding is to do a pattern that spirals inwards so that it looks like the iris of a camera, hence the name of the craft, but it you want other effects, think a little more about other types of patterns, like stripes.
Strips of paper are needed and the best type of paper I have found is pearl paper, just because of the sheen, it looks beautiful. Again, don’t be limited, use any paper you have and cut your own strips, small patterns on the paper look lovely and if you don’t have any then stamp your own designs !!
All crafting is about imagination and improvisation, so have a go and see you what you come up with 😀
Have fun guys and if you happen to tune in to the show, I know it’s late, send in an email so I know you’re out there 😆