Monday, March 14, 2011

Basic quilled shapes


        My kids have their exams going on and soon it will be vacation time. Every summer , classes are conducted at our local library for school children . This year  classes for quilling is also being planned. I will not be teaching quilling , I have my English class each summer for the past seven years. The girl who has been asked to teach quilling is a fine arts graduate and Akhil's favourite drawing teacher.


    Our co-ordinator asked me to make a quilled card  to show people who come to enroll their kids for summer classes -since most of them have not heard of quilling. She wanted me to give an example of the basic shapes of quilling in my card. I have tried to use all the basic shapes in the flowers and the leaves ,a bud and a fringed flower to show some variations with tight coils.I included quilled letterings also to show how much more can be done with paper strips. It is just lack of further space on the card that stopped me from adding other techniques.


    I like to recycle as much as I can ,I have cut an old wedding card in to strips for the basket. I rolled the strips and pinched them to make identical semi circles and stuck them on the flat side . It had a very rich shimmer on it and using the strips flat gives a nice effect.




     





        

      Most of us know how to make a fringed flower , I include these steps for my non blogging friends who like everything to be in my blog.

    To make the fringed flower- take a strip of half inch width and cut fringes with a scissor as shown . Stick a  5mm width strip to the fringed strip .(click on image to enlarge)

       Roll the strips using a  slotted tool starting with the 5mm strip and make a tight coil.Continue rolling the fringed strip over the tight coil.


      Stick the end of the strip .

       Press the fringes on all sides with your fingers ,here's a beautiful fringed flower with a tight coil center.

        The news of the devastating earthquake and Tsunami in Japan brings very sad memories of the agony which lot of people in Tamil Nadu went through not many years ago. I end this post with thoughts and prayers to the people of Japan in these difficult times.

27 comments:

Priya said...

there could nt be any better sample than this for basic quilled shapes.. and nice tutorial too!

Khushboo said...

Lovely demo...:-)

Hussena said...

suganthi the basket looks gorgeous,i have made this basket several times but have always felt the flowers in the basket do not do justice to it ,but your flowers look perfect in this basket.lovely work.

anandhirajan said...

Thanks suganthi for sharing I was also looking for similar project to showcase all the variety of shapes/flowers.
It really looks grand
anandhirajan

Bhavana said...

very beautiful work..

Karuna said...

that really pretty! i loved the way "summer" looks!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Such pretty work Suganthi ji. The basket is lovely. I will soon be making one. You are right, the devastation in Japan has reminded us of our own tragedy.I saw the destruction first hand at Nagapattinam where I worked as volunteer. Life is so short and unpredictable! regards

viji said...

Your work is so pretty dear.
You can make another Suganthi by teaching interested child.
i too join with you to share the sorry movement of the natural clamity since i was working as valenteer at Chennai on the Sunami time.
viji

mansi said...

This is so Fab..Thanx for the tips..

mansi said...

This is so Fab..Thanx for the tips..

Dr Sonia S V said...

So lovely
The flowers complement the basket so well

GreenEarth said...

Beautiful flowers, they look perfect in the basket. They have all come together very well in the card.

Helen said...

Another "wow" card! I happened to make a similar card but your are so pretty!

Your students are so lucky to have you as their teacher.

Ann Martin said...

Lovely basket! How nice that quilling is being offered to summer students.

chillin with Quillin said...

nice Demo, the flowers and basket are beautiful!

Nágela said...

Very cute. I loved the colors!

nima said...

SO nice to see all your beautiful quilling work...I'm visitng you from the craftziner...this is my first visit to your blog...i'm amazed with your talent...

Leanne said...

Beautiful!!! I love the bright colors.

Divya said...

Wow! this must be one of the best quilling I have seen!!! SUPERB....

quillingmagic said...

Thanks for the tutorial , the flower basket is lovely !!

Katrin said...

Very beautifully!

akhil said...

it's gorgeous!
nice basket too
must be your best yet!

angelin said...

very pretty and gorgeous .
pictures have come very well

Merlyn said...

Hi.. Thanks for the tutorial..I came to know about ur blog from Hussena..Very nice Quilling

sukhpreet singh said...

Very nice .....Thanks for giving tips

sukhpreet singh said...

Very nice .....Thanks for giving tips

Mahalakshmi said...

Awesome!