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« on: January 11, 2008 01:09:38 PM »

Here is a project I did last January...it is a family tree for my mother.  I've always loved paper, and I found an art/craft just for me...quilling!  I think there have been some quilling posted before, but if you don't know you have tiny (1/8 inch wide) papers that you roll into coils...then you can shape the coils or make an larger picture.
This fit into an 8x10" opening in a frame, but I don't know the exact size...  I think this is my most favorite quilling I've done.  Most projects aren't quite this big...plus I designed it too.


And here is a close up
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008 01:22:21 PM »

That's absolutely gorgeous and looks so realistic from a distance! Wonderful job.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008 02:04:45 PM »

Oh my gosh!!!!!  I am so impressed with your patience, and I think it looks just perfect.  I made an angel that was about one tenth that size, and it took me forever.  FOREVER!  Did you pin it together on a board while the glue dried?  I hope your mom appreciated all your hard work -- that's one nice gift!
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008 02:07:21 PM »

I just thought about quilling the other day and wondered if it was a craft I could get into....ummm....after looking at this...I say yes!
Great job! And I like the idea of the family tree. I might have to do that for my mother too!
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008 02:52:18 PM »

I LOVE it! I'll have to try this some time, too! Keep up the good work.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008 03:18:29 PM »

That's so brilliant! Smiley Lovely.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008 04:20:54 PM »

Thanks for all the nice words.  There were some questions and I'll try and answer them.

This was the first large project I did and I made a few mistakes.  I glued my coils one at a time onto a thick velum paper...which warped...then I had to glue that down to the background paper...which warped...then I glued the velum with the tree, the background paper to a heavy cardboard to help flatten it out.  next time I would start with something pretty thick, that won't warp with glue and add to that.  The end result would probably be the same, but you wouldn't put in all that work and then go, "oh sh*t, my tree is wrinkled".  Also, I would make many, many coils of different shapes and sizes...then start gluing.  One at a time was a waste of time.

And yes, my mother loves it.  She is the recipient of all my work, she seems the only one as excited as I am with a new project.  I told her I hid a heart shaped coil in it and it took her about four days to find it...
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008 05:23:20 AM »

Ohhh, that's fabby, love it!!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2008 12:16:03 AM »

Wow, that is great!  I bet that took you a while...
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2008 03:31:43 AM »

This is an incredible piece of art. It is so smart and what a treasure to have.

Do you happen to have a closer photo of the overall piece? It would be nice to see it from the front.

Rockin'! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2008 05:23:44 PM »

This is an incredible piece of art. It is so smart and what a treasure to have.

Do you happen to have a closer photo of the overall piece? It would be nice to see it from the front.

Rockin'! Smiley

Here are two more pictures...the first one is before I put the 'sky' paper under the velum...

and the second one you can see the hidden heart I mention in the first post. (near Rick toward the bottom of the leaves).  I didn't have a closer pic of the overall piece, so I zoomed in. I hope these are what you wanted to see!This is my favorite I've done, I'm getting ready to do another for a friend, and then I will do one for myself one day!!! 



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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2008 05:54:16 PM »

Wow, wow, wow!  The only projects I've done so far are greeting cards (obviously much smaller!).  This is sooo amazing!
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2008 07:17:49 PM »

This is so unbelievable. I cannot imagine the tie that goes into this art. Lovely!
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2008 10:43:56 PM »

HSG-thank you for the very kind words.  It does take some amount of time, but it isn't hard at all.  Believe it or not, this one one of the first things I quilled after a bunch of practicing how to roll the paper.  Like anything quilling can get to be complicated, but just the very basic rolling techniques were used in this, nothing fancy.  Again thanks for the nice remarks, it brightens my day Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2008 10:56:54 PM »

Wow.  You did an unbelievable job!  How long did it take you?
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2008 11:24:27 AM »

This is so beautiful!  I gave it a 'this rocks'.  Smiley  It looks amazing, but it looks so time consuming!  I'm also curious how long it took to make this.
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2008 05:16:53 PM »

A couple people have asked how long this took.  I didn't keep track.  Rolling the paper takes the longest, I would say I spent a couple of hours each night for about a week rolling...then probably about 2 hours gluing it down?  I really don't know.  If I had to guess I would say about 15 hours once I knew my design.
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2008 12:01:07 PM »

you know, i really love the art of quilling. i don't know how to do it, but i see it on carol duvall's show and i think it looks like fun. this project is really lovely! it's a great creative way to do a family tree!
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2008 12:20:11 PM »

Beautiful!  Grin
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Gorgeous tree!  This is a great quilling piece! You don't see many that large..you put a lot of time into it and have a beautiful creation!! Lovely!!

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Did you use any special tools?
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« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2010 08:59:19 AM »

Great work!  The design is really good, too. 
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« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2010 12:26:18 PM »

Simple but beautiful! Cheesy
I admire you so much because of your patience to scroll those strips Smiley) I've played quilling paper 4 times, all of my works are only simple stuffs, but they took me a lot of times Cheesy I hate to cut papers into strips and scroll them to form the shapes the most, it's a lengthy and boring task T__T but after that, combining those tiny shapes to create a final work is such a great feeling, rite? ;-)
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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2010 09:48:33 AM »

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.
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« Reply #26 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.
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