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« on: February 02, 2012 04:52:19 AM »

Here is the latest in my quilling adventures.  I made this the same way I did the monograms that I made, except it was much more difficult because there wasn't just an outline of a letter to follow but an entire picture! It was a little more difficult but quite rewarding on the whole. 



This bad boy used about 20 different colours of cardstock to create and a lot more than the monograms in general.  The amount of detail on this was a lot more work so it took about 8 hours total to finish.  I used some new techniques on this as well.  I folded some paper in half and then curled it tightly around a toothpick at the fold point to get most of my wave outlines.  I also repeated the same curve over and over in the fin and tail sections. 

I also experimented with how to stop the wrinkle that happens and figured out that just by treating it like a watercolour painting and taping it down before you start reduces a lot of the torquing and twisting.


I think sea creatures and organic shapes really lend themselves well to quilling what with all the spirals and all - I wonder what other shapes might work well?

If you are still curious, there are more photos and tips on my blog!
http://a-can-of-crafty-curiosities.blogspot.com/2012/02/quiller-koi-of-quillingtastic.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012 05:06:23 AM »

OH MY GOSH THAT'S SO FREAKING COOL! I LOVE KOI FISH! I WANT ONE SO MUCH! I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M TRYPING THIS IN ALL CAPITOLS!
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012 05:15:45 AM »

This is so incredibly beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012 05:45:13 AM »

This is incredible! You are truly an inspiration, Mez.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012 07:31:41 AM »

That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!  Yes it deserved all caps.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012 08:48:17 AM »

How beautiful! You have such amazing talent!
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012 09:15:58 AM »

That is amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012 09:42:14 AM »

Your so talented. Love it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012 04:03:30 PM »

Beautiful! So detailed!
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012 02:28:39 AM »

This is both beautiful and awesome. It makes me wish I had the patience for quilling....
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