By Beca Russell Designs

Author: Beca Russell

Crazy Quilling – the star of the Show on Hochanda TV

Crazy Quilling – the star of the Show on Hochanda TV

Crazy Quilling – the star of the Show on Hochanda TV The 4th December2017 saw our very own Crazy Quilling make its Hochanda TV debut, with Kev the Snowman, Gloria the Angel and our now famous Unicorn all getting in on the act.  Following a […]

Kirstie Allsopp drops by……

Kirstie Allsopp drops by……

We live in hope of making Kirstie Allsopp a Crazy Quilling fan.  Kirstie Allsopp and her two sons visited our Crazy Quilling stand at the Handmade Fair Hampton Court in September2017 and after the boys had tried our easy to follow quilling style they bought […]

Paper Screen Printing

Paper Screen Printing

 Need:

Basic screen-printing supplies

Craft knife

Paper (copy, tissue, newspaper)

Masking tape.

 

Step 1

  • Cut the fabric on which you intend to print. Place it over smooth cardboard or paper.

Step 2

  • Cut a sheet of plain white paper the same size as your frame, to serve as your stencil.

Step 3

  • Cut a simple shape, such asa a bird, from the center of the paper. Toss the bird aside, keeping the background, which is now your stencil.

 Step 4

  • Palce the stencil under the frame and tape it at one end. Paper will cover all edges of the so no additional masking is needed.

Step 5

  • Place the frame, mesh side down, on top of the scrap paper to make a test run.

Step 6

  • Spoon textile paint into the screen.

Step 7

  • Squeegee paint over open areas of the screen. Use two or three stokes for the first print. Paint will hold the paper stencil in place on the frame.

Step 8 

  • Lift the frame, resting on end on the edge of a can from your food cupboard, tin of tuna or that sizes works best.

Step 9

  • If the image printed clearly, place the frame on your fabric and print. It will require more pressure or more strokes of the squeegee on fabric when on paper, as cloth absorbs more paint.

Step 10

  • Repeat for additional prints, or clean up the screen immediately

Step 11

  • Dry prints and heat set.

Let me know if you do anything different in your studio. Or have anymore tips on this topic.

Yulia Brodskaya

Yulia Brodskaya

Yulia Brodskaya Yulia Brodskaya, was born in 1983, is a highly regarded paper artist and illustrator. She uses two simple materials – paper and glue, and a simple technique that involves the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper – to make lush, […]

How to make a Quilled Butterfly

How to make a Quilled Butterfly

How to make a quilled butterfly Step 1: Trace wing onto paper, put on to quilling board. Step 2: Make a tiny loop in the end of a quilling strip, push the anchor pin through it and into the board. Step 3: Take the strip […]

New Context

New Context

New Context is my new uni project, we have to take what we like doing and use it in a new way. I have start to take my quilling in a new way but for the moment here are some of my digital designs so far.

 

Been Blogged on CADADesigns

Been Blogged on CADADesigns

My work has been published in the CADADesign Blog with my quilling islands from my degree show. CADAdesigns LCC Degree Show – June 2015 Last night I visited the LCC Surface Design Degree Show, an impressive show to see and would highly recommend going down […]

Going Round In Quills

Going Round In Quills

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Zentangle

Zentangle

Zentangle

  • Creator’s of zentangle are Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.
  • They say zentangle ‘Rests the brain – as if you has a nap and woke refreshed.”
  • 3 ½” x 3 ½” (8.9×8.9cm) called a ‘tile’
  • a tile is the best place to start, when you get more advanced you can do shape with you tangles inside.
  • It is called ‘tangle or tangling’ when you are working on a zentangle design.
  • It is a specific way to draw.
  • Often done in black or white pen on either black or white paper.
  • Zentangle has become an international phenomenon
  • Zentangle are used to help with stress reduction, education, therapy, and even motivational training.

Zentangle are bit like my drawing of my quilling were they flow off the page.

Crazy Quilling – Rubber Stamps

Crazy Quilling – Rubber Stamps

I have made my own rubber stamps. Stamps are a big part of most crafts stash and I thought this would open up Crazy Quilling printing to other in an easy and quick way. I have got into putting Crazy Quilling into  other crafts, opening it […]