Thursday, August 8, 2013

Iris Paper Folding

So once in a while I post about creative endeavours other than painting and drawing. I thought I'd do it today. This week a dear friend of mine - who is super creative and whose skills seem to know no bounds - invited me and the kids over and taught us how to do iris folding. And this is what we made. A little tidbit she mentioned to us: it's called iris as in the iris of your eye. And that centre bit is traditionally a piece of shiny, special paper - the magic bit. I must tell you that the cards images below were made by people from 11 years +. You can do it! Just search it online and have fun : )

 


6 comments:

Michelle V. Alkerton, mixed media artist said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations. Now I have ideas on using up some of my gelatin prints as the colour strips!
Stay inspired!

Barbara Muir said...

Love this. Beautiful and it looks like so much fun!

XOXO Barbara

corinne60 said...

beautiful!thank you!

Sandra Busby said...

I have never seen this before - it is so effective! :0)

Patti Vincent said...

Very cool! I especially like the birds and maple leaf. Thanks for sharing.

Cristall Harper said...

OK I love these so much. Gorgeous.