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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: First attempt at Quilling on: April 12, 2010 05:29:05 PM
Excellent first results!  Way better than my first attempts.  I've been quilling for a while, although I haven't made any new projects in a while.   

I have a few tips:
1. I use a slotted tool, some people use a needle tool.  Either one of these are only about $3 or $4.

2.  I buy pre-cut paper.  For large projects it saves time and frustration.  Also, it provides much more even edges.

3. practice, practice, practice.  It takes a steady hand, so it takes some practice.

I have no affiliation with this website, but I use them almost exclusively.  quilledcreations.com  I have been very happy with their products and service for several years now.  Also, there are a lot of helpful tips on there. 

Good luck keep it up!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: quilled water lily on: April 12, 2010 05:12:31 PM
craftylittlelady,
Thank you for the compliments! I am looking forward to your work.  PM me if you post something, I don't always catch the new projects!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Quilled snails on: April 12, 2010 05:10:58 PM
Totally wisted!  Do you know if IKEA still has the frames/if I could order some online?

I'm pretty sure this is one of Ikea's staple items.  They have been there for years.  I don't know how much stuff you can order from their website...I'm lucky enough to live 4 miles from a store Smiley  They had two sizes...5.5in and about 9 in also in black.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Quilled snails on: April 09, 2010 11:27:48 AM
I prefer to use paper that is pre-cut for quilling.  The paper from quilledcreations.com is what I like best.  I prefer the pre-cut paper because the edges are even.  I have cut my own for practice, but they are never as even as the pre-cut.  Some papers that are sold as quilling strips are too thick.  I've never run across this from this website, but I've bought some tubes of paper at craft stores and the paper is thicker, causing creases or folds if you are not careful.  My best advice would be to buy a multi colored pack of the 1/8 wide paper to start with.  This will allow you to practice the techniques.  After you know what kind of project you are going to do then you can order more individual colors.  You actually use a lot less paper than you think.  quilledcreations.com also has a chat room with a lot of great quillers and advice there.  I learned a lot from that website when I first started.  As with anything, it takes practice and working with the small paper takes a 'touch'.  But it is pretty simple once you get used to it.  Remember, don't limit yourself to 'flat' projects...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304475.msg3484581#msg3484581
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252723.msg2813873#msg2813873
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: quilling on: April 08, 2010 01:24:28 PM
Wow. This is beautiful. What did you use to curl the paper? I would love to try quilling it's so pretty when put together.

Thank you.  The tool I use to curl the paper is called a slotted tool.  I buy all my quilling supplies from quilledcreations.com  (I have no affiliation with them) I have found they have quality products at a decent price.  I also like their paper the best.  I do not cut my own paper, I buy it pre-cut.  This project is so old, I haven't quilled in a long time.  Your current comments make me want to start again.
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Quilled snails on: April 08, 2010 01:17:35 PM
Honestly, I do not use a needle tool to wind my shapes, I can't seem to make nice coils with the needle tool; I need the slotted tool, it is easier.
The website I order all my stuff through is quilledcreations.com  they seem to have very fair prices and very quality products, I've always been happy with them. 
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Quilled snails on: April 06, 2010 12:27:56 PM
Thank you for the compliment!  Of course you can use the idea that is what craftster is for. The only tools I use is a slotted tool made for quilling and straight pins. I do buy the paper that is already cut for quilling.  The only other tool I sometime need is a pair of tweezers to help me hold some of the pieces. Enjoy!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Lap Quilt Swap 5 CLOSED - Send 10/8/2009 for fabric; 12/22/2009 for blocks on: February 18, 2010 06:34:36 AM
I also have received from Malisha.  Thanks so much guys...this was fun.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Self-sorting (sorta) bin on: January 29, 2010 01:42:54 PM
I believe you deserve a raise for this ingenious solution. Not only does it demonstrate creativity but you have improved the efficiency of the shop - no one will have to waste time and money sorting through that bucket when it is full.

I second that! You definitely deserve a raise.
Besides where is the "this rocks" button, the first thing I thought was the same, dude deserves a raise!  Awesome!
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: A few more of my friend's Biro/Sharpie Tattoos on: January 27, 2010 05:52:18 PM
Oh, I just read some of the comments on the other post and saw that you already addressed the safety issue.  I wasn't criticizing, I'm just a mom and would worry.  It really is impressive and I hope she continues with her art.
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