Iris folding is relatively easy and the results can be stunning. This design was made using washi paper that was folded and the edges gilded with a Krylon gold leafing pen.
The gold edging on the black frame and the washi strip is gold wrapping paper cut with a deckle decorative scissors. Now is the time to buy your gold gift wrap to use in paper crafting. All the Christmas gift wraps are hitting the stores. (well, I will admit some stores have had this Christmas product on the shelves since July, who do they even wear it out putting it away and then dragging back out again six months later, just leave it out year round?) This website has some patterns and instructions for iris folding, click here. Here are some good instructions at this site as well. There are several videos also available here and here.