"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Friday, October 15, 2010

Another Scrapstashers

On Monday and Tuesday it was time for yet another Scrapstashers Anonymous class. This is such a fun class.  Students sign up without knowing what the project will be and receive a supply list to bring from their stash.  At class the project is revealed.  It's an inexpensive, fun class and students love the mystery as well as being able to use up some of their own products and learn new uses for scraps.

The class project this time was two iris-folded cards.  Students brought paper scraps in two colorways, one for fall/Halloween and one for Christmas.  These were the two cards I designed and taught.

If you've never tried the iris-folding technique, it's fun and much easier than the finished project looks.  Basically you cut your basic shape from your card front layer and lay this face-down over a pattern.  You then take approximately 1" strips, fold one long edge in about a third and lay alternating strips on the pattern.  There are lots of great patterns available - just Google free iris-folding patterns - or there are many books to buy as well.

Everyone in class went home with two finished cards and really enjoyed the process. Even though everyone brought in fall and holiday papers, it was amazing how different they all turned out. And I think everyone was amazed at how easy it was, despite the intricate-looking results. 


DeeDee said...

I was amazed at how easy this was...I am so glad you did this..I used lots of scraps and I love my cards and will be making more...thanks for the fun times once again...seeya next month

Judy said...

Nice projects!! Love them!

I had a non-artsy friend that used to do iris folding. She loved it!

Michelle Palmer said...

So pretty!
Thanks for sharing~