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Today I am going to share with you a layout incorporating some quilling. I have seen some amazing quilling on the internet. I think quilling works best using solid colours and with larger volume. I am not sure I have the patience to take on some of them so this is my version, using scrapbook patterned paper.
I did a rolled up Sizzix paper flower for my class at The Retreat last month. One of the problem with rolling up the flower is in trying to keep the roll tight. I have often suggested using the pointy end of a pencil because the tapered end keeps a tight bottom and slightly more open top....just like the centre of a flower.
One of my lovely student showed me a quilling tool. It was just perfect for the job. It has a small pointed end wtih a slit to hook the end of the paper in. Wasn't that clever. Not having done quilling before, I was well impressed.
I decided to make my own quilling tool. I used a long bamboo skewers...you know, the one you use for satay and kebab. Using a craft knife, I make a small slit at the flat end of the skewer. Neat or what ?
I cut out 0.5cm strips of patterned paper using knife and ruler. The reason mine is 0.5cm is because my ruler is marked at 1/2 cm interval. Normally quilling papers come in 1/8" which is close to 0.5 cm. Either would be perfect for the job.
I rolled them up so.
I bunched up the rolled up paper to make a scroll. I glued them together where they intersect the best that I can.
I added a thin strip of non-slip matting across the page. I wrapped up the wire from the little roses around some of the white Thickers letters.
Next I added my paper scroll and photo.
Followed by my journalling and a few other finishing touches.
This is my finished layout, with a few nude Thickers cloud and rolled up paper on the edge. To balance out the large scroll, I also added a smaller one to the right.
I made this layout to record my gratefulness of having my boys and dearest A with me. They definitely make my world lovely. And what's more lovely stand in for "my world" than a river scene down the Cam? What makes your own world lovely ? I would love to know.
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