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Friday, May 13, 2011

Flourish Phoenix

So after I created my phoenix, I was looking on the web at other phoenixes and came across this really beautiful tattoo design. It looked like filigree to me so I immediately thought that I wanted to quill it. Sometimes designs just speak to you - this one definitely did to me!

I thought it would look really nice if I used the same colors I did for my other phoenix - reds, oranges and yellow. I used red for the main coils (insides), then wrapped it with orange and then again with yellow. I like how it turned out. I just wish I were a better photographer so you could see more vividly the colors. The picture doesn't do the finished project justice. Oh well!

I promise this will be the last phoenix for a while. I have a few more phoenix designs I want to create one day, but I will file those away for now and create something different next. I'm ready for a new subject now that I have this beautiful piece finished.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Basic Quilling Instructions

I've been asked a few times if I'd ever consider creating videos with quilling instructions. I have considered it a time or two, but don't feel I'm really that technologically equipped to produce anything anyone could even view. My husband's not much better, so instead of making my out to be a fool, I'll provide you with links to other people's instructions and videos on quilling. Will that work for you? I'm sorry that I'm no good with technology. I'm just happy I know how to work a computer well enough to have a blog.

Paper Quilling Instructions:


From Ann Martin's Blog (allthingspaper):


From Antonella's Blog (Quilling, Art, and Expression):


From Lake City Craft:


From YouTube:

Basic Quilling Instructions given by Claire Sunok Choi


How to fold paper roses by Claire Sunok Choi


Claire Sunok Choi has several videos on YouTube under the username paper6262. Many are quilling, but some are not. All are complimentary to quilling, so it's worth a look at her videos for sure!

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