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Post by Kat on 2012-03-13, 11:07

Hello everyone,

I'm Kat, a writer from England. I'm new to quilling, but have picked it up very easily, so am looking for some harder projects to do.

I've seen the beautiful work in here, and love the vases and hinged eggs, but I can't work out how they are done. How do people get the shape for the vases - do they use a mould?

Can anyone recommend a book that I could get in the UK, that would show me how to do things like vases, eggs, baskets etc?

I look forward to chatting to you all Smile

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Post by Quill Me on 2012-03-13, 22:21

Welcome Kat. Nice to have you with us.
I am not completely sure how the vases are done but one of our English members may be able to advise of books available there.
For supplies to do with shaping eggs, I would go to a place that supplies the egg decorators. They have shells, hinges, stands for display.
I think you have to shape your quilled shapes around the egg, putting a paper or plastic wrap layer between the egg and paper.glue and let dry

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Post by Philippa on 2012-03-14, 09:54

Hi Kat - nice to meet you! Whereabouts do you live? I am in England, too, living in north Hampshire.

I've never come across any books which tell you how to make quilled vases etc, but I have had a go myself (have an unfinished vase in my craft room right now!!), so I will tell you as much as I know.

I think Bronwyn is along the right lines when she mentions moulding your quilled pieces around a shape. For my vase, I turned a glass upside down, covered it with cling film and then began by creating a huge solid coil which fits precisely across the base. Then you have to start attaching quilled shapes at an angle to begin creating the sides - teardrops or marquises fit together well. Because you are working in 3D and upside down, it takes a bit of patience because you have to hold each piece in position while you wait for the glue to dry otherwise gravity takes over and it just drops off again. As you create the sides, you need to glue each piece firmly to the one above/beside it.

When you finish (i.e. you have reached the top rim of the upside down glass), you wait for everything to dry completely, turn the whole thing right side up again and carefully remove the glass from inside the quilling. At the same time you need to carefully peel away any cling film that is still attached to the quilled shapes.

I think with eggs and spheres you probably just buy a polystyrene shape and cover it with quilling.

These projects require a lot of patience because there is a great deal of surface area to cover, so they take some time to complete.

Hope this helps - good luck!!
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Post by Kat on 2012-03-14, 21:21

Hello Philippa,

I'm down in the depths of Devon!

Thank you so much for that explanation. I can now have a go with a vase shape Very Happy

I wouldn't have thought to cover it with clingfilm, so thanks for that tip!

I thought about using a polystyrene cup and covering that with quilled shapes, but your idea is much better.

It'll take me a while to make, but I'll post a photo when I've done it.

I've bought some polystyrene eggs, and covered one - it was a bit of a mess, but not bad for a first attempt. I'll post a photo tomorrow.

Thanks again for your help, it's much appreciated Smile

Kat x


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Post by Quill Me on 2012-03-14, 21:44

With polystyrene I think it helps if you "mod podge" the surface first before gluing quilling on.

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Post by Philippa on 2012-03-14, 21:49

That's my pleasure, Kat - I'm glad it was helpful!
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Post by KrazeeLdy on 2012-03-14, 21:54

Hey Bronwyn...Thanks for that suggestion, I'm trying to do a styrofoam egg and I noticed it wasn't sticking very well!!

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Post by Quill Me on 2012-03-14, 22:33

Sheree,
I found this out when I was doing a Christmas ornament.
I sprayed a polystyrene ball in gold paint and the paint started eating away the ball.
So it pays to "mod podge" first

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Post by KrazeeLdy on 2012-03-14, 22:50

Well, my first egg I tried was regular styrofoam and I tried to put glue on it and it kind of..well dissolved...so I bought some of those smooth styrofoam eggs and they don't dissolve but the glue doesn't stick very well....So now...I will mod podge it!! Thanks again! HA..I may have one done by next Easter!! Smile

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Post by Quill Me on 2012-03-14, 23:35

No need hugs all the time puddy

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Post by Kat on 2012-03-15, 00:06

Thanks for the tip Bronwyn, but what the heck does 'mod podge' mean?

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Post by Quill Me on 2012-03-15, 00:15

http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/boards/showthread.php?t=84570

You will see I have shortened the name abit but look at this answer on a scrapbooking site or just google it.

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Post by KrazeeLdy on 2012-03-15, 00:26

Mod Podge is the name...there is quite a variety! Matte, glossy, silver, gold, iridescent...etc! Very Happy





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Post by Kat on 2012-03-16, 17:40

Thanks! Very Happy

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