March 23, 2010

Paper ring with a folded rose for girls

Quilled ring with rose

I made this quilled jewelry for my daughters, thought I would share this idea on the blog. I hope the mothers of little girls out there will like it :)

Roll a ring using an approx. 1/4"(6mm)-wide paper strip, about 5"(12.5cm) in length. Fit the diameter to the finger of you little princess. Then fold a small rose using a strip of the same width and glue it onto the ring. A tutorial on how to make a folded rose can be found on Ann Martin's blog. Enjoy!

March 19, 2010

Quilled flowers in a basket

Quilled flowers in a basket

Some time ago I created this paper filigree picture using a variety of quilling techniques. You can see here the traditional quilling shapes, as well as husking and fringed flowers. The basket, violets and daffodils were made using teardrops, eyes and bent half circles (1/8"-wide strips). For the leaves of daffodils I used husking. The daisies are fringed flowers (both the petals and the centers), their foliage made of simple cut-outs. For the poppies I used eccentric coils (see Sonya's tutorial for those), and paper punches for the centers.

Size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"(14x14cm). The finished work has been framed in a simple white shadowbox.

March 5, 2010

Birthday card with a quilled flower

I created this card for my mother-in-law's birthday. Water-color paper and colored construction paper were used for the base. I used patterned scissors, a gel pen and paper punches to decorate the base. The purple gel pen was used also for the lettering.