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Post by Jean on 2010-04-02, 16:05

Has any one tried quilling using other things instead of paper?
I am having a go with paper bark.

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Post by Quill Me on 2010-04-02, 23:16

Sounds intriguing, Jean. Wink

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Post by admin on 2010-04-03, 00:24

I think Bronwyn has done icing but no, hadn't though of that. Sometimes I get scrapbooking paper and cut my own to get some funky colours. I also tried a fringed flower out of silk laid paper which was really effective. Can you show us how it turns out? I would also love to see how your gum nut goes too
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Post by Jean on 2010-04-05, 15:17

Here is the result of my paperbark experiment. Works best with tight coils.

The paper bark does nice fringed blossoms. I was hoping the layers of bark might spread a bit when cut, but not yet.

Working with the paper bark was like working with fine soft leather.

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Post by admin on 2010-04-06, 01:16

Hi Jean
when you post a pic
1. click on host an image in your tool bar just above your post (just wave the cursor over the buttons and it will say what they are before you click)
2. browse your pc for the photo file and choose it and click host
3. you will be given 3 options of file addresses to choose from, pick the middle on and copy and past into the post
4. most importantly click save on the photo host window or it won't save
5. you will see in your post just a file address but when you "send" the post, the photo and not the adddress jargon will appear

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Post by Jocelyneliza on 2010-04-06, 03:53

Hi Jean,

You can get some really interesting results using beading wire which you can buy in gold and silver and quite a few colours. Wire guages I have seen are 24, 26, 28 and 32 which is the thinnest. You can add interest by threading beads into your design.

You can roll the wire freehand by holding the end between thumb and forefinger or hold the end with a small pair of pliers (round nose are best as they do not flatten the wire). I actually find it easier to just use my thumb and forefinger to roll it using the technique I would use to tighten a coil which has "escaped" from the quilling tool. I do not have any examples for you to see but next week I am visiting a friend who has recently moved to a country area and we are having a "craft week" (mainly quilling). Hopefully we will be able to post some pictures.

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Post by admin on 2010-04-08, 15:28

What did you end up making with the coils? What would it be best to be used with? this is so intriguing, I have heaps of paper bark outside I should go have a play with some in the yard while the weather is good
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Post by Jean on 2010-04-09, 17:50

A few years ago I saw some quilled cards done with 3mm foil strips. It was part of a high school display of students projects. The cards were black and with the silver quilled pieces, really stunning. There were about 6 different cards in the set. I was impressed.

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Post by Quill Me on 2010-04-10, 02:07

Jean,
That is really interesting to see - paperbark quilling.

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Post by admin on 2010-04-10, 05:30

This is fabulous Jean, who would have though to try that! How did the foil sit that you mentioned on the black card at the high school display? I haven't thought to use it as I thought it would crush easily
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Post by Jean on 2010-04-10, 06:44

Hi Karon,

The foil was not your plain kitchen foil but a heavier thicker one. It could have been a commercial grade of foil. I don't really know. The foil did not have a pattern on it and was thicker than plain paper.

I was surprised to see quilling done as a high school subject.

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Post by admin on 2010-04-10, 07:43

hi Jean
Yes, I know what you mean. Some of the private schools here in Brisbane have taken it on as a subject as my sister's partner's daughter was getting tools and bits together before her subject started.
I was asked by one of the ladies from the retirement village I do once a month about doing the council older bolder program. Here in Moreton bay region they run an over 50's program and a teenager program with many activities including craft. They will be taking me on to run some workshops later in the year for the older bolder program and the coordinator from the teenager SHAFT program contacted me and has arranged for 2 workshops late June/early July to see if they can get some kids involved. The council subsidises both programs up to 3/4 of the cost and the demand for their programs is amazing. The lady said that they are often booked up in the first few days with a waiting list for drop outs. I am pretty excited about going in for them and getting quilling known around the area.
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