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« on: October 29, 2012 05:25:07 PM »

This is my first try at a quilling composition.  I've tried to make the shapes before but without a quilling board or tool it was very hard to get the sizes right, I gave up.  So now that I have the right tools I tried again and actually was able to put it all together.  Still need a lot of practise!





Quilling is a bit tempermental.  Getting little paper shapes in the right place is a bit daunting.  But I am glad to have made something and look forward to more advanced techniques.

I appreciate any comments.
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012 07:45:18 PM »

I think your quilling looks great.  My only comment is that I find the paper backing too busy.  Any quilling I've done and seen done recently has been on a solid color background.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012 08:43:52 PM »

I actually love the polka dot background - I think it has a great retro feel! - but if you're worried about it being too busy, you could also just stick to bigger flowers with a patterned background.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012 09:57:27 PM »

Thank you bigger flowers makes sense or smaller polka dots.  I had never seen a quilling pattern on a busy paper before and I wanted to try it.  I was just thinking about making it into a card later so that was the inspiration for the background.  Also I liked that the background was monotone against the flower colors.  I'm thinking of cutting the background into a diamond and putting a colorful background behind it.  It also would've looked better if I didn't use different colored flowers on the same plant.  Some hobbies are harder then others and quilling is on that list!  I certainly wasn't expecting the paper to become so soft when gluing making it fragile.  But it is hard as a rock once it dries.  It also takes a lot of time but that will get better.  Thank you for your help!

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012 09:49:31 PM »

Nice job on the quilling.  I like the polka dot background.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012 06:11:51 AM »

I love the combination a lot. I wouldn't change a thing. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012 09:44:31 AM »

Thank you everyone.  I made a snowflake that was a lot harder because of using s curves.  The pattern is really simple it is just controlling the paper.  The paper seems to have a will of it's own!

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012 01:47:39 PM »

Your "first" paper quilling? You did a great job. The right tools do make all the difference. I'd prefer a less busy background too....a smaller type of muted print perhaps or a plain background.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012 03:17:13 PM »

Thanks for your help.  Worked making hearts out of s scrolls and that is hard!

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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012 12:57:26 PM »

I adore this.
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