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« on: December 27, 2006 04:57:35 PM »

So I have no idea where to put this, interior decorating, paper crafts, misc. completed projects....? I figured this was as good as any.

This is a gift for my girlfriend. I am very nervous about giving it to her, we haven't been dating long and she's my first girlfriend. She is truly amazing and I wanted to make her something as incredible as she makes me feel... hence my nervousness about her liking it.

It really looks better in real life because you can appreciate the 3D levels and variety in the paper. This is my first time trying this technique on this big a scale. I need to get updated pics but I ended up filling out a few bare spots and finishing the edges of the canvas with blue satin ribbon.

Full frontal glory: (I almost hate to post this shot because it doesn't do it justice at all)


Tree detail:


Cloud detail:



(unfinshed) Flower detail:


(unfinished) water:


The sun:


A heart in the tree that I made from the paper around the roses she gave me on our second date:


Comments/ Criticism/ Suggestions appreciated!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2006 05:02:51 PM »

that's amazing. I love it! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006 05:03:45 PM »

Oh, my, freaking word.

I'm close to speechless.  This is so awesome.  Keep a box of tissues nearby when you give it to her.

Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2006 05:04:02 PM »

I think it looks awesome. I'm sure she'll love it.
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006 05:07:02 PM »

it is beautiful. breathtaking.. i am sure she will love it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2006 05:08:42 PM »

Oh my gosh, I was literally holding my breath when I posted that. I feel so much better that people like it!!! *shew*

 Especially people on craftster, whose opinion rules above all else on matters such as these. Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2006 05:19:45 PM »

I've never seen anything like this before, and to be honest it took my breath away when I first saw it. Smiley

Did your girlfriend like it?
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2006 05:22:40 PM »

Oh my gosh!  That is so beautiful!
How do you go about making something like that?
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2006 05:24:05 PM »

Isn't this called twilling?  My high school English teacher, sophomore year, did something like this.

I really like the subtle color changes within each field of color.  Lovely work.
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2006 05:30:37 PM »

How do you go about making something like that?
The only materials I used where the canvas, scrapbook paper, school glue (paper clips, scissors)
I just cut scrabook paper into strips, if I was clever i would have measured them. If i had a handy gliding paper cutter then we'd really be in business. Then I folded them in half and glue-sticked them. So now you have a thicker strip with color on each side. Then I curled it around a pencil or whatever. To attach them I just used Elmer's school glue along the bottom edge and just stuck it to the canvas how I wanted it, it sort of created itself. I used books to weigh some parts down to dry and paper clips to hold things in place for drying. Where it was weak, like the tightly coiled ends I poured the glue in there since it dries clear, I'm going to seal the whole thing with matte sealer.

I believe it is called quilling. I remember our art teacher in Elem. school doing something like this. I had a dream about him doing this a few weeks ago and realized i had a use for all that damn scrapbook paper i keep buying on ebay. 

I havent given it to her yet cause i am at my moms for the Holidays and I wasn't finished when I saw her right before I left. I am so so so happy that other people like it, I'm sure she will too..... i just get nervous about people's reaction when I give something I put so much time into.
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