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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2012 01:57:18 PM »

Those are absolutely FANTASTIC! I've been procrastinating learning how to quill, but these totally got me motivated! I would go for air (maybe the last airbender popped in my mind) hehe
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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2012 02:33:31 PM »

these are amazing! beyond amazing!


and air is the fourth element.
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2012 02:34:05 PM »

Stunning. Wow. I love your work, have always wanted to try quilling. How do you get it to stick to a base?
Thanks everybody,  i really appreciate the warm fuzzies!

 I use regular elmers glue and the base is actually 1\16th inch thick matte board. (I use to just use card stock but i find that it warped.
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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2012 04:41:16 PM »

totally gave this a "THIS ROCKS!" u got some crazy talent there!!! right on  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2012 09:00:28 AM »

These are beyond amazing  Grin 
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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2012 09:49:42 AM »

How are you applying the glue?  I've tried a couple things, sort of brushing it onto the base in an area before I place a piece down, or having a thin layer of glue on something that I touch the paper down onto and then place, or brush right onto the quilled paper?

Making a mess with glue has been an issue for me, but it might be because I'm not always patient and careful ;0
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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2012 05:45:23 PM »

How are you applying the glue?  I've tried a couple things, sort of brushing it onto the base in an area before I place a piece down, or having a thin layer of glue on something that I touch the paper down onto and then place, or brush right onto the quilled paper?

Making a mess with glue has been an issue for me, but it might be because I'm not always patient and careful ;0

Hey Fancy,

I have tried putting the glue onto the base paper, and for me it doesn't work as well as I would like it too. How I usually do it is two ways - Smaller pieces I will dip into glue than dab a bit off, bigger pieces I use a toothpick to put just a little bit of glue on the edge of the paper, it takes a lot of patience not to get glue everywhere, but I also use parchment paper to protect the areas that aren't going to get any glue, and I always have a little tool ( spare piece of paper, or tweezer tips) to wipe off any excess glue the minute I put it either in the wrong spot, or if there is too much glue.

 It also really helps if you aren't fighting your quilling paper. So before I lay anything down the shape is already mostly in the paper by curving or folding it the way I want it. The glue keeps it where I want it forever, but the paper itself will mostly keep the shape the way I have shaped it without the glue.. does that make sense?

I also lay out the entire outline of what I am doing before I glue anything down just so I don't have to contend with paper that is already glued down. It may seem silly but it is so much easier that way. 

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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2012 08:14:12 PM »

Wow - that looks phenomenal - fantastic representations of the elements and I can't wait to see how you do the fourth one!
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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2012 06:53:10 AM »

These are really gorgeous. I love the fiery flames.
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« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2012 07:52:13 AM »

These are fabulous!!  What patience!  I would love to have that on my wall.

I vote air for the fourth element.  Though some call for 5 elements.  Earth Air Fire Water Spirit
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