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Are you going to try it?
Lori: little curled pieces of paper already here on the desk, but no, no, I'm not going to do it. No. Well. Maybe. A little.
yet one more miraculous thing for you to do with paper, my dear.
I understand addictions such as this. I taught with a friend that was so good at quilling. Will you share some of your creations with us?V
I can't watch the video as it is something I've always wanted to try. No time for another hobby or distraction right now! Do post photos of what you decide to try :)
Lovely 3D art. What kind of paper does it require and how is it attached to the paper? Really beautiful...
Karen: I'm just learning about it. It looks like card stock, and another video I watched uses white glue to attach.
I used to use colored paper stock sold in sheets of different colors at places like Hobby Lobby. It isn't card stock but instead has an absorbent surface almost like watercolor paper. You can bend it and it retains its shape. You need a couple of things to wind the paper around (fountain pen size to measuring cup sizes). Really big circles are seldom used. And you need a good paper cutter with a base laid out in squares, like a grid, and one side where you shove the card stock up to measure before cutting is a ruler. Mounting the creation so it can be hung up is a problem not yet solved, to my knowledge.I saved all of my drawings and stories. Have lots of that sort of thing.
In France such paper art was often used to make gifts for youg women getting married, and the frames made with quilling were kept all the life long. Only a few remain. You can also find such works in old churches, they were offered to thank for something.
I have indeed heard it can be addicting! Would love to see what you create if you take it up.And thanks so much for stopping by. Of course you were welcome to enter but it was great to have to visit anyway. Happy week to you. Georgianna
“Maybe we’re here only to say: house, bridge, well, gate, jug, olive-tree, window--at most, pillar, tower--but to say them, remember, oh! to say them in a way that the things themselves never dreamed of so intensely.” --Rilke
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