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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cards with collage designs

Two cards of collage designs, made for a friend by her request. The card on the left is made with bits of coloured stickers and the other card beneath on the left is designed with paper from a magazine. I just like variety in my work and always like to do something new. So the idea was from my niece who wanted some collage design for her class project. My friend whom I got to know on "flickr"  had seen the earlier pictures and wanted one for her too. So it is left to her to choose which she wants ☺

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Quilling/paper on lace cut card

 This card is a combination of quilling and cut work on paper. After my "COBRA MASK" which took some time to quill, I wanted to do something simple and not take too much time. The card took me about 3 hours to complete. The quilling strips are all 1/8". Bits and pieces of left overs from earlier quillings.

The other picture is what I did for my little  9 year old niece, who wanted a paper collage for her class project. Just used an old magazine to create the designs. May be someday she will follow my footsteps.My daughter has no interest in my craft, though she admires them. She is more into cake making and decorating which she is quite good at ☺

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cobra Mask

Masks in Sri Lanka are very famous for healing rituals, cultural pageants and shows. There are various masks resembling animals, birds and snakes. These are associated with the folks and religions of the ancient people of Sri Lanka and are still practised by the village folks during sicknesses they think, was caused by evil.

The masks are made of very light wood and are very brightly painted. They are hand crafted and is a cottage industry in the southern part of the country. The vibrant colours of these masks and the beauty of it made me want to try out one in quilling

This is a cobra mask which is worn to chase away  the demon from the possessed person by the man who performs and carryout the ritual.

As usual the papers are all A4 coloured, 1/8" strips. The length of each strip is only 1/2" and rolled in to equal size circles. I just don't know how many pieces I rolled, but it took me about 40 hours to complete the picture. The picture is done on 11"x 11" background cause that is the size of my frame. Next I hope to do a video of my leaves that many people are curious to know, and  is my own creation quilled my way