Thursday, July 8, 2010

Frame en irisvouwen/ Frame and irisfolding

Irisfolding is a technique that intrigues a lot of people. But when you know howt, it is so EASY! On my blog you have seen many samples, but here is another tutorial on how to do it. You don't need anything special.
I used:
Michael Strongs frame stamp
Card paper from Paper Temptress
folding paper from stash (origamipaper, wrapping paper, glossy magazine paper all will do as long as it is thin and not heavy paper - printer paper in color is great)
just ordinairy cellotape
and things like a pencil, double sided tape, scissors, craft knife and ruler.

For this pattern, you need 4 colors of folding paper. You cut them into strips of 1 inch (2,5 cm).

Take each strip and fold it lengthwise (hotdog fold).

Print the folding pattern. Make sure it fits the rectangle of the stamp.
(Save the pattern to your computer by first clicking on it and than use the right mouse button on the pattern to save it on your pc for printing)
Stamp and emboss (in gold) the frame stamp of Michael Strong. Cut out the middle rectangle with a craft knife and ruler. or cut with scissors.

Tape the pattern to your table or craft surface. On top you tape the frame with the
FRONT (embossed) side towards the table!

On the pattern you see numbers.
1-5-9-13-17-21-25 color A
2-6-10-14-18-22-26 color B 
3-7-11-15-19-23-27 color C
4-8-12-16-20-24-28 color D

Take the first color and cut the strip so it coversfrom side to side over the pattern. You lay it on top of the pattern and the frame with the folded side along the line of nr 1 and tape it down with cellotape.

Just follow the pattern: color B at 2, color C at 3 and color D at 4.

This is how it looks at the front side of the card.

Now you take color A again on 5, B on 6, C on 7 and D on 8.
Go on like this.

It should look like this on the front side of your card.

When you have finished with all strips, there is still one whole in the middle left.

Now your work looks like this:

Now you take a piece of holographic paper or you can stamp a word on a piece of paper and add this.

I like the holographic paper and you just tape it to the back of the card, covering all of the whole.

Use some double sided tape to add your irisfold to the card.

Here is the finished card.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Leuke kaart is dat geworden. En ja het is niet moeilijk dat irisvouwen.
Groetjes Michelle

Trouble said...

Wow! This beautiful.

Luv Jane XX

Julie said...

GORGEOUS!! Hetty you are a whiz with the iris fold cards. Thanks for the tutorial!

Rachelle said...

Beautiful, as always Hetty! Thanks for the refresher on iris folding; I haven't done this for awhile, but I think I need to now.

Riet said...

Hetty, wat een prachtig kunstwerk heb je gemaakt. Schitterend, vooral die kleurtjes van de papiertjes. GEWELDIG!!!!!!

Trena in Naperville said...

Great card Hetty!! Thanks for the detailed directions!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Michele said...

this is stunning! what an amazing effect.

Daria said...

Thank you for the detailed tutorial. Your card is very beautiful.

wwilloww said...

Thanks for such clear instructions, Hetty!! I will have to give this a try!!!

Anonymous said...

Best tutorial I have seen for this. I have the pattern and some instruction but not as clear as this. Thank you. Cheers, Lola.