Thursdays, 21, 28 of February , 6:30 – 8:30pm: Heritage Craft Night at the New Brunswick Museum (Saint John)
Winter Heritage Craft Workshops on PaperQuilling. Try a new craft or practice your techniques. Bring your own supplies or purchase basics at the Museum Shop. Watch feature guest artists working on their own projects. Regular Admission.
Call (506) 643-2300 or visit the museum website www.nbm-mnb.ca or facebook page http://www.facebook.com/nbmmnb for further information. Easy to join membership information also available under: Get Involved
I’m always excited when I see a Top 10 List that includes Quilling, but even more excited when Quilling makes it into the Top 2!!
This latest list of 10 Fascinating Artisan Crafts focuses on “the more intriguing and lesser-known crafts” — some of which I had never heard of before.
Visit ListVerse to see entire list
It’s the Friday before Christmas, and it’s snowing outside. The perfect time to write up the directions for the Two-Tone Snowflake Ornaments I posted a couple of weeks ago.
|Bright White Snowflake|
with Pale Pink
|Bright White Snowflake |
with Pale Blue
These ornaments aren’t your traditional light, airy, snowflakes. I wanted the ornaments to be extra durable so they could survive the attention of both children and my 3 cats who love pulling things out of the Christmas Tree and hitting/chasing them all around the house. I came up with a very compact, sturdy design and decided to make them out of 1/4” paper to give them more weight. I also didn’t let the coils expand to full-size by placing them in the two smallest openings in the Lake City Design Board.
Make the following pieces from 1/4” Bright White
6 – 5” Marquise
6 – 5” Teardrops
6 – 2.5” Heart Scrolls
1 – 1.25” Tight Roll
Make the following pieces from 1/4” using a very pale color for a two-tone snowflake, or you can use Bright White for plain snowflake.
6 – 11” Eccentric Teardrops
Glue the 6 marquise together to make snowflake center
Glue the small 5” Teardrops to the rounded tops of the Eccentric Teardrops
Put small amount of glue inside center crease of the heart scrolls and glue to the bottom of the Eccentric Teardrops
Pull each arm of the Heart Scroll up over the top of the Eccentric Teardrop to rest against side of the small teardrop – glue in place
Glue the Eccentric Teardrops between the marquise of snowflake center.
Glue the tight roll at top of one snowflake arm.
Thread a short piece of ornament string through the hole of the tight roll, tie a knot and you are ready to hang the ornament on your Christmas Tree.
Enjoy your ornaments and have a Merry Christmas!
This is a pattern I made over 10 years ago when I first started quilling. If some of you recognize it, thats probably because it was published in the 2007 Accord Quilling Design A Day Calender
• Fringe 12” piece of 3/8” wide Gold Quilling Paper
• Fringe 12” piece of 3/8” wide Rust Quilling Paper
• Glue Gold and Rust fringed paper together making a 24” strip
• Starting with Gold end, roll the fringed strip into a tight roll and glue closed
• Make 8 – 6” Gold 1/8” marquises
• Make 8 – 3” Bright Yellow 1/8” marquises
• Make 3 or 4 – 6” Green 1/8” teardrops
• Short piece Green 1/8” for stem
• Glue the 8 Gold marquise evenly around Fringed Center
• Glue the 8 Bright Yellow marquise to center by gently sliding them between the Gold marquise
• Gently flare out the fringed center
• Add Green Stem and Leaves
Another finished frame – Dahlias
Another quilled frame
Another Quilled Frame
Dragonfly on Grass – Another new Quilling Project
Hummingbird & Flower