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Iris Folding

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Iris Folding
Swap Coordinator:ColeCreations (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 8, 2011
Date items must be sent by:January 22, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

What Is Iris Folding? Iris folding is a fun and easy paper folding technique that can be used to make greeting cards, on scrapbook pages, or designs can be framed and hung on a wall. The texture and depth that you feel when handling an iris folded greeting card or scrapbook page is the best part. The online photos can't possibly duplicate this.

Iris folding is very versatile in that any type of easy to fold paper can be used. Left over Christmas wrapping paper works great!

Traditional Iris Folding: The technique originated in Holland and it is called iris folding because the center of the design resembles the iris of a camera or eye. Traditionally, origami paper is used for the main design and holographic paper is used to fill in the center of the design.

Getting Started: This website has an amazing tutorial, lots of patterns you can use and even a video. Click here --> Iris Folding .
What you will do: You will send one Iris Folded project to one partner. Choose any of the free patterns you would like to try. I recommend the heart, snail, balloon, or the four leaf clover. These are very simple/basic patterns. However, you can do any pattern you choose. Put a cardstock back on your design when complete. Place in envelope and send off 

Guidelines: 4.90 or higher rating for this swap. Follow theme requirements. No flakers allowed. If you sign up, follow through. Mail by deadline. (I am willing to angel if necessary. Just let me know) 1's or 3's within the past three months are a not acceptable. Please PM if you have any unreasonable low ratings. I will be happy to discuss it with you. Newbies are very welcome with a completed profile. I will be checking profiles after the sign up deadline. Questionable swappers will be banned from this swap.

Once received, be kind, rate promptly.

Feel free to ask questions through PM or in the comment section below.

Happy Swapping

Discussion

DeniseN10ec 12/28/2010 #

Just finished my 1st one and I am hooked. I love it and plan on trying out all the patterns. Thanks for a great swap.

ArtyBeth3 01/ 2/2011 #

I've heard of this technique but have never tried it. I just watched a YouTube video and am ready to give it a try. Hope all goes well.

ArtyBeth3 01/ 4/2011 #

Like @DeniseN10ec I tried one, two, and three, and I'm hooked too. In fact, I'm going to order a book I found online. My husband even thinks they're cool.

ColeCreations 01/ 8/2011 #

Awesome news....i just 'iris folded' an ATC. It's a tad more difficult because of the small size....but totally possible :) I love iris folding :)

DeniseN10ec 01/ 9/2011 #

I also did some ATC's and they look decent. I found a place you can take your pattern and shrink it to a ATC size with a little playing around and that helped out a lot and thought I would share the link http://www.shrinkpictures.com/ .

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