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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2008 07:01:34 PM »

awww, thanks everyone.  I do enjoy making these, and I'm happy when the recipients likes them.  I used to do everything in a picture made out of the paper, but it was sorta distracting...once I started using other media, it really made the quilling stand out.  I'm just hoping people start to see quilling in a different light---not all so old fashion looking, it can be modern and cute.  If anyone ever has any questions, I'm game...anyone think a tutorial would be a good idea?  Basic shapes??

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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2008 08:11:24 PM »

A tutorial would be awesome .... I've always wondered how you do all you cute work!
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2008 10:36:40 PM »

This turned out so pretty. Another great quilling project. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2008 08:53:46 AM »

I've always been fascinated by quilling.  Your snails are great! 
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2008 10:26:27 AM »

Awww they're SO cute!!
I really love these.
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2008 06:39:23 PM »

what is quilling paper exactly?

I could definitely see myself doing something like that with polymer and origami paper

So cute!
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2008 07:29:23 PM »

what is quilling paper exactly?

I could definitely see myself doing something like that with polymer and origami paper

So cute!

Quilling paper is just regular paper (lots of colors) but about the weight of regular copy paper, maybe a tad heavier.  The thing is, most quilling is done with very narrow strips of paper, either 1/8, to 1/4 in wide and depending on the project you can use pretty much, so some places sell it pre-cut.  You can cut your own, but unless you have a really nice cutter, the edges won't be straight, and that shows up.  Although to practice...cutting your own scrap paper is great.
I buy mine from Quilledcreations.com.  You can buy it at craft stores, and if it is in little cellophane baggies, it will be nice...if it is in tubes, it will be too thick to get smooth curves for a beginner....I still can't with that stuff.
Actually I said that I would post a tutorial, then I realized this website already has one.  So if you are interested, go to this website and look under 'Alli's classroom'  This is better than I would have done.
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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2008 06:29:56 AM »

Summertimerolls,
Did you do the watercolor backgrounds yourself?  They are very pretty, are they watercolor paints, crayon, or pencil?
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« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2008 11:17:14 AM »

Ooh, I recognise that - it's hanging in my crafting room  Grin

Yes folks, I am the lucky recipient of this piece, and I can tell you the photos aren't a patch on the real thing - the tiny swirls of paper are so detailed. I'd never seen a quilled piece done properly before I received this, and I'm so impressed.

We had a quilling demonstration when I was at Brownies (eek, 15 years ago?) and you're right - it does have a bit of a reputation for being old fashioned. Way to start the revolution Summertimerolls!
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2008 02:36:33 PM »

Yes please post a tute. Your snails are adoreable.
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