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« on: January 11, 2008 01:30:17 PM »

I took a miniature terra cotta pot and cut it in half (this was the hardest part without breaking it) and quilled the flowers, then put magnets on the back.  This was a present for a friend's birthday. The pot was about an inch and a half...so the whole thing was about 2.5"



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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008 02:05:02 PM »

Wow. That's cool! Props to not breaking the pot.

I want to see a close up of the flowers!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008 02:07:15 PM »

That's so cool -- the only quilling technique I know is rolling into a coil, and pinching into various shapes.  Can you describe how you made the flowers?  I'm guessing you cut circles and fringed the edges, but I'm not quite sure how you got that 3D look.
Great work!
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008 04:14:12 PM »

That's so cool -- the only quilling technique I know is rolling into a coil, and pinching into various shapes.  Can you describe how you made the flowers?  I'm guessing you cut circles and fringed the edges, but I'm not quite sure how you got that 3D look.
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Thanks for the nice words.  The type of flower I used was a fringed flower...there are a couple of ways to make them...you can actually purchase a fringing machine that will make the little cuts for you, but I just do them by hand.  I used a graduated paper (one end was light pink and it gradually turned to dark pink) and the paper is 1/4 inch wide and about 4 inches long.  Then I cut tiny cuts in the paper and then rolled it just like you would a coil...flatten it out a little and viola...a flower.  I have learned most of my quilling methods from Quilled Creations (google, I don't know if I can post a link here), but it is a pretty great/friendly website.  The site owner has a book I bought called, Paper Quilling for the First Time, another handy tool in learning techniques.   I haven't quilled in a while, but posting these pictures makes me want to start up again.
Here is a close up of the flowers.


I am by no means an expert, but I will help with any questions I can. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008 05:14:16 PM »

That is so cute!
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