We have come to the final round in the second Altered ladies Round Robin. I was working in a "Magic" themed book. As you would expect, all of the other spreads explored and focused on the occult and magician's tricks. With the holidays now upon us, I took a slightly different take on this theme and went with "The Magic of Christmas..."
I knew I wanted to do an iris fold Christmas tree. I found a simple pattern which I enlarged to fit the size of the book. I used the pages that had been removed from the book and colored them with different hues of green for my iris fold papers. To make it more interesting, I couldn't resist incorporating the November lesson in Lisa's Vollrath's Year of Altered Book class. We are studying pop-ups this month and how I love pop-ups!! What if I did a pop-up iris fold Christmas tree? And, for fun, I took it up another level and created a double layer pop-up. When the viewers open the book, they will see the iris fold Christmas tree through a window.
I loved the meditative exercise of creating an iris fold design. While I have made a few pop-ups over the years, I really enjoyed learning about the construction and executing my very first double layer pop-up!