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Where have I been Quilling Now

Where have I been Quilling Now

Here at Beca Russell we take quilling with us everywhere, here are the places we have been quilling.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Inspiration

Inspiration

Images I have found that have inspired me.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  

Quilling Guild AGM 2014

Quilling Guild AGM 2014

This year the Quilling Guild AGM was the weekend 20-21 September 2014, it is in Dereham in Norwich. For me this was my first AGM and hopefully the first of many, I took my cousin Joanne with me as she is one that good me into quilling in the first place thought it was fitting for us to go together. After being up early and getting trains and what nots t the school i feel like my work was so out of this work that none would understand where I was coming from. My work as you will be able to tell from my portfolio on my website . My quilling in not traditional and from start to end design, I don’t just stop after I have created my quilling designs I them take them further and open up quilling to all sorts of new and exiting ideas.

To me the craft of quilling need to be given new live and taken forward in to other direction, but still sticking to in roots of curling paper. This them brings me on nicely to my other passion which is screen printing, working with the to means I have had to start opening up to mark making forms like drawing, digital, printmaking and many many more, some which I really could not get to grips with and pushed towards quilling in the first place.

Because of this I didn’t feel that people didn’t get my designs that well as I had taken my fabrics and prints and not any traditional quilling. I though people would have had a better approach to the fact its so different made me feel out of place. Not that i was expecting anyone to like what i do but i was expecting people to have an intreat in the different way quilling has been used.

By the end of the saturday i jus wanted to go home the idea of sharing ideas day was just not for me at all. I did stay as it was a nice hotel that me a Joanne stay in and the food was good. The sunday was the best day, I really enjoyed talking quilling and crafting and found out so much and learnt so much as well making some really good friends.

I got to talk about what I do and combining the two skills, share quilling with other crafts. My quilled piece made out of my quilled printed fabric went down really well and so did my rubber stamps. After i got talk my designs though with the group people seem start to understand me.

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Paper Mania – Paper Piecing

Paper Mania – Paper Piecing

This gallery is filled with work relating to my Uni work for Coast Westminster Fibres. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Quilling City

Quilling City

This gallery is to show my progress though out making my first Quilled city. This is linked to the what I had published in the Quillers Guild spring 2014 magazines. City of quills Quilling Guild member Beca Russell is a student at the London College […]

Screen Prints

Screen Prints

Screen printing is something that i have learnt since being at University, I find it a great way to develop my work. I like taking something 3D turning into a flat 2D print, with over printing and using this prints to either reprint or turn back into a 3D design.

Screen ringing is  one of the early methods of printing. Which involves the passing of ink or any other printing medium through a mesh or ‘screen’ that has been stretched on a frame. You apply a stencil to the screen either by painting on a print solution or by using photosensitive emotion and a possy to creating your design on to a screen using a light source.   The stencil openings determine the image that will thus be imprinted.

Research In To Artists & Designers

Research In To Artists & Designers

Research – To help get ideas to use with in my quilling designs and summer work for Uni. Giacorno Balla Italian painter Born in Turin July 18th 1871 Died Match 1958 Field Painting Movement Futurism George Braque Major 20th Century French painter and sculptor. Developed […]

My Quilling at the Beginning

My Quilling at the Beginning

I had done some quilling bits before but not much, I found my love and passion for quilling at the end of my first year at uni. I hit a point in my project were I couldn’t go anyway with it and found and my […]

Brother ScanNcut

Brother ScanNcut

You can also design things on your computer convert them to an svg file and save to your memory stick and put that is the side of the machine and chose the file you want to cut or draw.

Let us know what you think of the Brother ScanNcut or which cutting machine you like.

 

Peg Loom

Peg Loom

I have only had my peg loom a few months and with Uni work being my main focus have not had that much time to play around with it. In saying that  I am just under half way on a small rug or wall hanging […]