No special skills are needed to perfect this technique. It is amazing how simple it is to produce dazzling designs by just following a basic pattern. The designs are created by cutting, folding and positioning different coloured papers into swirling, spiralling layers, and mounting them in shaped apertures. Once you have learnt the basics, you can let your imagination run wild and combine techniques for more effects, or produce three-dimensional shaped cards with beautiful iris panels.
In this book, Michelle Powell has created six striking projects which aim to get you started straight away.Templates are included and there are many ideas for alternative designs. Once you start folding, you will be so delighted with the results you will want to create a whole range of fantastic cards.
Michelle Powell studied design and display at Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology before going on to train as a teacher at Bath College of Higher Education. She majored in printing and papermaking and graduated with a degree in teaching art. Previously editor of Practical Crafts and Scrapbook Magic magazines, Michelle is now a full time craft project designer and author. Michelle is currently building her own house with her partner Christian.
* Part of the Handmade Greetings Cards series * Cardmaking is a hot trend * Iris Folding is one of the most popular techniques for cardmaking * Michelle Powell is a Search Press author and craft magazine editor