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« on: June 30, 2012 09:28:23 AM »

Oh gosh it's been awhile since I have posted anything up on here! I have been a busy little bee lately, but I thought that this was worth sharing.  I have just finished this piece for a woman who wanted some art for her new baby boy that she is expecting any time soon.  The seahorse image had personal meaning for her, so I sketched up several designs and went forth and created it! It was actually really challenging because the main outline of the seahorse was composed of many little curves and peaks which took a long time to get just right.



The waves were very similar to the ones I did on the Octopus I quilled earlier in the year, so they were fairly straightforward.
 


Ooo.. I will share with you my neat trick I tried out on this seahorse, in order to get all of the different curves on the seahorse outline instead of just using a toothpick to get the curves  (which is the only tool I used before!) I used an assortment of knitting needles with different thicknesses! It worked like a charm, allowing me to get the paper to curve nicely and to look exactly like the drawing.

Hope you enjoyed this! If you like it and are still curious for more quilling curiosities check my bloggity blog blog:
http://a-can-of-crafty-curiosities.blogspot.ca/2012/06/quiller-sea-horse.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012 10:04:00 AM »

This is gorgeous!  I need to learn how to do this.  Pinned!
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012 11:31:58 AM »

Each one you do is a masterpiece. This Rocks so will have to hit that button and Pin.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012 11:57:19 AM »

Beautiful! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2012 07:02:18 PM »

Gorgeous! I love seeing your work, it is inspiring! Thanks for sharing it with us!
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2012 02:28:34 AM »

Wow, that's beautiful! Makes me wish I knew how to do that too!
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2012 05:30:41 PM »

Beautiful work, as always!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012 06:18:33 PM »

This is brilliant work. And I am absolutely in love with seahorses. I've never tried quilling, but now am inspired to give it a go, myself. Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012 12:30:38 AM »

So cool!  You're quilled pieces are awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012 01:24:53 PM »

Being a new member, I am just now seeing this. Wow! I've done some quilling, but nothing so intricate as this. Your seahorse is fantastic.
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