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Paper Screen Printing

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 […]

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 around which should lean slightly from you, and then down to the anchor point.

Step 4:

Bring the strips up the left hand side and then pin in.

Step 5:

Bring the strip back down to the anchor and up to the next pin.

Step 6:

Continue with the looping until you have used all the point. Cut off any excess strip and glue down the end. Add another strip in a different colour and take it all the way around. Make sure you pull it snugly against the pin.

Step 7:

Glue at the anchor point and then take the strip around twice more, gluing a little as you go cut off excess strips and glue down the end.

Step 8:

Make a closed loose coil from a half-length (22cm/9in) strip and shape it into a long. Thin teardrop put a tiny dot of glue on either side and slot it into the central loop. Using either fingers or tweezers. Repeat the Husking for second lower wing.

Step 9:

Make the upper wings in the same way, using the wing B pattern as a guide. Making three tiny teardrops shaped closed loose coils from a sixteenth of a strip.

Step10:

Glue the extra close loose coils inside loops of the upper wings as shown. Remove pins from the board very carefully glue each upper wing to lever one as shown above.

Step 11:

To make the body roll up a half-length (22cm/9in) black strip but stop rolling when 5cm(2in) is remaining. Release the coil and squeeze it into an eye shape.

Step 12:

Glue this into position and to the antennae, cut remaining strip in along its length.

Step 14:

Glue the wings to the body and the whole to your background.

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 […]

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

Going Round In Quills, is the name of my major final project at London College of Communication.

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 […]

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 […]

Iris Folding

Iris Folding

Iris Folding

Iris folding is a technique that originated in Holland. Using colour coordinated strips of folded paper taped in place over a pattern, creating a spiralling design that resembles the iris of an eye. Originally, Dutch crafters would cut their strips from envelopes with patterned interiors, but now it is common to use lightweight papers including those used for origami or wide quilling paper to create iris folded designs.

The basic supplies you need to get started are minimal, and mostly made up of items paper crafters have in their stash: card stock, lightweight papers, a paper trimmer or ruler, scissors, tape, and a pattern.

Paper Mania – Quilling Digital Patterns

Paper Mania – Quilling Digital Patterns

Here is an update on what I have been working on, for this project. I have ended up using photoshop and Illustrator to create most of my pattern designs. They have all started out as quilling designs and then turned in to printmaking prints using […]