Saturday, May 8, 2010

Quilled Artwork

Hi there,

I picked up some small canvases on my regular trip to my favourite stationery shop and was trying to figure out what to do with those.I was too scared to attempt to try my hand at drawing or painting ,so I figured that I will go with paper quilling.To tell you the truth,I am a novice at this quilling thingy too but I so love the different things people make and wanted to try my hand at something similar and came up with this.


I started out with the grand idea of making a wrought iron sort of window box but it ended up looking like a planter.Never mind,it's not too bad I think.Since I am pretty new at this, I know a very few basic types of flowers . I just made some rolled and fringed flowers and some quilled and rolled roses and called it a day.For the background,I painted the canvas a pearly yellow using acrylic paint and lifted off some paint using a paper napkin.You can see that there are places where I lifted off too much but I don't intend to fix it.Making these flowers and scrolls was pretty easy but assembling them was a pain.I still think it's worth it though.The beauty of quilling is that whatever you make, it ends up looking pretty.At least that's what I think.I am going to make one more flower themed artwork using paper quilling anf gift it to my mom.She is sorely in need of something on her walls.

Here's a closeup



I also attempted to try staging a photograph.See..




What do you think? I dunno if this looks good or bad.All I know is that I suck at photography.:-(

By the way ,the kettle that you see was bought on an impulse and I just can't make up my mind whether I like it or not.I intended to use it as a flowrerpot but now I want to try my hand at painting it some other colour and using it as a decoration.Can't make up my mind though!

To learn more about quilling,see these videos on youtube:


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See you later

Cheers
Sumi

26 comments:

  1. Hi, I love to quill too and think your spiral roses are really pretty. I like how you painted the canvas and then lifted off some of the paint - great idea.

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  2. Thanks Ann.Coming from you this comments means a lot.

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  3. What do I think? I think that is the most adorable art work I have seen in a long time! Have not seen anything like it....lots of parties to show this pretty piece off to:) Have a great Monday!!~

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  4. Great Job on the quilling. I like it. I have been trying to stage my photos as well, but have not gotten the hang of it yet

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  5. @Debbie: Thanks! I already sent it for one.Heh heh.

    @Al: Thanks for visiting.And about staging not to worry,we will get there someday.:-)

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  6. this is gorgeous! will you please stop by my blog linking party and link to this? I'd love to see you there! (thru Tues) at www.creativejewishmom.com

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  7. I visiting from TGC, and I think you did a great job! I've never tried quilling, but it is very pretty.

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  8. Thanks Anne and Creativejewish mom.Appreciate the comments.

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  9. You're a novice?!?!?! I think it looks fantastic. Keep it up.

    xoxo,
    406 Olivia

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  10. I love, LOVE, love this! The colors, the painted canvas backdrop, everything's just Purrrfect!! You should mail the link to Rachel of One Pretty Thing..She'll be really happy to feature this!

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  11. I really like your quilling artwork! Seems like it must take a lot of patience. :) It turned out so pretty!

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  12. Thanks ladies!
    @Beverly: The actual quilling part was not very time consuming but fixing it to the canvas does require patience.If I get an option I would like to delegate that work to somebody else .;-)

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  13. I have always wanted to quill. This is absolutely gorgeous...How talented you are I love the colors and the wrought iron/planter box - it is beautiful!

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  14. Hey loved this art and the color combos... :))...y dont u hang it on ur wall...its terrific and definitely one of ur best :)...good going girl :)...and pls keep the kettle too...its lovely :))

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  15. WoW! So pretty! I've always wanted to try quilling. My daughter has a kit "somewhere" in her room. Guess I'll have to go look for it. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I featured this, this week. :-)

    http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2010/05/weekly-faves_16.html

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  17. What a gorgeous piece of art work. The colors are simply stunning! Amazing job! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  18. Truly, truly stunning! Stopping by from CSI. I'm so glad I did!

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  19. I just started quilling this year. Turns out one of my HS friends has a whole quilling business. We reconnected on FB and she got me into it. I love the colors you used on that and the variety of flowers too. I like quilling, but I am not so good at picking colors.

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  20. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never heard of quilling. It looks fantastic!

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  21. I love it! The colors are great. I've always wanted to try my hand at quilling...now I might have to!

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  22. Ahhmazing! That is just beautiful! Great Job!

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  23. Hi! Your work is pretty! Not bad for a newbie!

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  24. Sumi....this is amazingly beautiful!! Thanks for linking up with us over at The CSI Project.

    ~Amanda

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