Good day to all!
I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to this new day. I'm very busy creating, gluing, playing with scissors and folding paper. Having a great day in fact. I hope you enjoy what I want to show you today.
A few weeks back you were shown a quick peek at a project I did for a show DCWV participated in. The size of this project was 2'x3'. I'm not sure if anyone would attempt a crafted item of this size but using some of the ideas on a scrapbook page or in a shadow box or frame in your homes would be fun.
This project if basically a huge "Quilling" creation. I've rolled up many, many, rolls in a variety of colors and paper : fiber, corrugated, woven, cork. You can do this also with any of these paper stacks that DCWV has at your local store. The paper needs to be of a solid material. This method you can't use a white cored paper. The only material I had a question on whether I would use it again was the cork paper. At the very first initial roll of the cork, it would crack. But as you continued the rolling the breaking would stop. Because it wasn't being rolled tightly. Then when each roll was finished I would put a blob of hot glue on my mat and set the rolled paper on top of the blob gluing the paper so it didn't unroll. I spent many, many hours along with my daughter rolling the paper I used in this project. Thank you Brittney!!
Here is a link to the magazine this project.For more details on the magazine, please visit: http://www.papercraftsmag.com/articles/Creative-Spaces--Vol--3.
Just a note for you before you start on this type of large project remember the weight of the final piece will be a factor on how you display your project.
Supplies you might want to gather up to help you out in rolling the paper up.
-quilling tool-this has a thin slot in the
metal shaft to insert the paper into and
then twist to roll up the paper up.
-my home made tool-a thin dowel which
I took a wood burning tool to and cut
a slot into and then wrapped with string
so it didn't split.
-hot glue gun and glue sticks
-hot glue mat or a silicone hot pad
-tweezers in any size you have around
Cut your paper in strips. I used widths of 1/4" up to 2". But you will have to adjust the widths you use to your frame. Depending on the size of your papers dimensions you will need more than one paper length to accomplish the circumference of your rolls.
This large rolled flower here is 2" round. You will notice in the following photos the different widths of paper will make a wonderful display of dimension to the look and feel of a project.
|I chose a background that would show off the paper|
as well and have it coordinate with the color of some
of the papers used.
Make your flowers with your own imagination by bending the paper strip. Add in a couple of rolled strips to make a fun looking flower. Glue down using a liquid glue and hold in place. Use strips of paper for stems and leaves.
I hope you will look up the article in the magazine. Let us know if you create a project from what you have seen here. When you start the assembly of a project and it turns out this good it makes you feel like smiling !
Thank you so much for stopping in today. I hope you are inspired to create with DCWV. This is Celeste Crockett, I will see you back in a couple of weeks.