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« on: January 11, 2008 01:09:38 PM »

Here is a project I did last January...it is a family tree for my mother.  I've always loved paper, and I found an art/craft just for me...quilling!  I think there have been some quilling posted before, but if you don't know you have tiny (1/8 inch wide) papers that you roll into coils...then you can shape the coils or make an larger picture.
This fit into an 8x10" opening in a frame, but I don't know the exact size...  I think this is my most favorite quilling I've done.  Most projects aren't quite this big...plus I designed it too.

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008 01:22:21 PM »

That's absolutely gorgeous and looks so realistic from a distance! Wonderful job.

« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008 02:04:45 PM »

Oh my gosh!!!!!  I am so impressed with your patience, and I think it looks just perfect.  I made an angel that was about one tenth that size, and it took me forever.  FOREVER!  Did you pin it together on a board while the glue dried?  I hope your mom appreciated all your hard work -- that's one nice gift!
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008 02:07:21 PM »

I just thought about quilling the other day and wondered if it was a craft I could get into....ummm....after looking at this...I say yes!
Great job! And I like the idea of the family tree. I might have to do that for my mother too!

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008 02:52:18 PM »

I LOVE it! I'll have to try this some time, too! Keep up the good work.  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008 03:18:29 PM »

That's so brilliant! Smiley Lovely.

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008 04:20:54 PM »

Thanks for all the nice words.  There were some questions and I'll try and answer them.

This was the first large project I did and I made a few mistakes.  I glued my coils one at a time onto a thick velum paper...which warped...then I had to glue that down to the background paper...which warped...then I glued the velum with the tree, the background paper to a heavy cardboard to help flatten it out.  next time I would start with something pretty thick, that won't warp with glue and add to that.  The end result would probably be the same, but you wouldn't put in all that work and then go, "oh sh*t, my tree is wrinkled".  Also, I would make many, many coils of different shapes and sizes...then start gluing.  One at a time was a waste of time.

And yes, my mother loves it.  She is the recipient of all my work, she seems the only one as excited as I am with a new project.  I told her I hid a heart shaped coil in it and it took her about four days to find it...
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008 05:23:20 AM »

Ohhh, that's fabby, love it!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2008 12:16:03 AM »

Wow, that is great!  I bet that took you a while...

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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2008 03:31:43 AM »

This is an incredible piece of art. It is so smart and what a treasure to have.

Do you happen to have a closer photo of the overall piece? It would be nice to see it from the front.

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