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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Paper Quilling = Black African, Model :

I have not been quilling f or a while now, but my passion for quilling makes it impossible to keep away from it for too long. This entire quilling project is done with left over paper strips. The model is made of over 5000 tiny paper circles, of 1/8" paper strips. Took me some time as it was too small and a strain on the eye.

Hope you like it. May not quill again for some time as the Christmas season is beginning and all the work  that comes with it, will not give me time for quilling. May be a few cards, but no major project.

I prefer to do big pictures rather than cards as it could be made use of as wall hangings after framing and I am sure it will last somewhere for some time and  not end up in a bin as most cards :(
Will be back when time permits with another quilling. Take care and happy quilling till I am back :)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Quilled puppy in a gift basket

A little pup as a birthday gift in a basket, with flowers. The idea was from an embroidery design site. Most of the strips are 1/8" and a few in 1/16".Hope you like it. Happy quilling till I am back with another project :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Landscape Quilling of Black African Woman in Village

It's been sometime since I did a bit of quilling but here I am with a favorite of mine :) African art fascinates me. The way they draw their women & landscape is beautiful that I wanted to do a picture of African art in quilling. This is my first but won't be the last cause I have decided to quill more of African art. Sorry friends for the long delay in posting. Will try to post another soon. Happy quilling till then.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sigiriya Frescos (Sri Lanka) in Quilling

Not been quilling for sometime but here I am with a quilled version of the world famous Sigiriya frescos. I would like you to know a little bit of Sigiriya & how important it is to us Sri Lankans. So I am posting an article too, taken from

.sigiriya (Lion Rock, Sinhalese - සීගිරිය, pronounced see-gee-REE-yah) is located in the central Matale District of the Central Province, Sri Lanka in an area dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa the site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.[1]
Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.[2] It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka.[3]
Hope you like it. The quality of paper was not very good and the picture did not turn out as nice as I would have liked it to be. Will be back soon with another picture soon. Happy quilling :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Zentangle/Doodle art of a temple elephant

Most of you visit my blog to view my quillings but quilling is not my only hobby. I am a multi handy crafter. I do saree painting and cutwork,dress making, cookery, pencil drawing, quilling, knitting, crocheting ,flower making and many more handy craft. I got stuck into quilling as I love it the most, of all my hobbies. But I am a bit fed up with quilling at the moment. I have run out of ideas too. Coming back to this picture, it is the first attempt of zentangle or doodle art of mine. It would not be as nice as I liked it to be but I leave it to you, to judge. Your comments would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rainbow Dash - In quilling

I do not know much about this character but I thought it would look nice in quilling. So here he is. The garden is my imaginative paradise where I go to relax & get away from earthly problems. Dash is quilled with 1/8" strips and the background strips goes to even 1 mm . The leaves on the left are quilled with a strip a little broader than a thread. Hope you like my picture. I take this opportunity to thank my 399 followers an all who visit, for keeping my blog going. Love you all. Please leave your valuable comments cause that is my inspiration

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Double-headed eagle, in quilling

The article is taken from WIKIPEDIA,  to let you know what this quille bird means. The double-headed eagle is a common symbol in heraldry and vexillology. It is most commonly associated with the Byzantine Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Russian Empire and their successor states. In Byzantine heraldry, the heads represent the Emperor having authority over both secular and religious matters, Byzantine emperors were regarded as Christ's vicegerent on Earth. It also signified the dominance of the Byzantine Emperors over both East and West. In the Holy Roman Empire's heraldry, it  represented the church and the state. Several Eastern European nations adopted it from the Byzantines and continue to use it as their national symbol to this day. This symbol is used in many ancient flags of Sri Lanka too. The country I come from :)

It's been a month since I quilled anything. Sometimes you get bored doing the same thing all the time so I had to take a break. Hope you would like this too. Thank you my dear followers and visitors for keeping my blog going :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Quilled Carnations

Another experimental quilling that turned out into a carnation flower. Could not find a design to suite my mood for quilling, so I ended up with a whole lot of experimental quillings. After sometime of serious thinking, the idea of a carnation hit my mind.Could not show you only carnations, so I created this quilled flower arrangement. This could have been used on a corner stand if it was real but as it is not, it could go on the wall of your sitting room.  Shall be back with something better next time. Happy quilling till then

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Graphic Quilling of "Navanari Kunnaraya"

Navanari Kunna Raya - decorative elements of the Kandyan period

The history of Sri Lanka begins around 30,000 years ago when the island was first inhabited. Chronicles, including the Mahavamsa, the Dipavamsa, the Culavamsa and the Rajavaliya, record events from the beginnings of the Sinhalese monarchy in the 6th century BC; through the arrival of European Colonialists in the 16th century; and to the disestablishment of the monarchy in 1815. Some mentions of the country are found in the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the books of Gautama Buddha's teachings. Buddhism was introduced in the 3rd century BC by Arahat Mahinda (son of the Indian emperor Ashoka the Great).

From the 16th century, some coastal areas of the country were ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Sri Lanka was ruled by 181 kings from the Anuradhapura to Kandy periods. [1] After 1815 the entire nation was under British colonial rule and armed uprisings against the British took place in the 1818 Uva Rebellion and the 1848 Matale Rebellion. Independence was finally granted in 1948 but the country remained a Dominion of the British Empire.

A little bit about my country taken from  "History of Sri Lanka - WIKIPEDIA" in order to understand my picture. For centuries starting from the stone age people have been artist in my country. This picture was a painting done by artists in the 16th century during the reign of our last king known as the Kandyan Period. It is formed by 9 women to the shape of an elephant. I did it in quilling. Hope you enjoy it without a head ace cause I had one when I was quilling it .lol.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Quilling with Comb - More ideas

A few more ideas of quilling with comb. The design in the 8th window of the top collage too is done with part of the hair brush comb. When the comb brush was split in two, the top of it  had 5 teeth on top and one about 3cm below the third tooth. It came in handy to create a design like the one in the bottom last window and the one above it (5 petal design at the bottom of the 6th window)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Quilling with Comb - More ideas

More ideas on quilling with a comb. I need to repeat , may be you are doing it this way, but what I demonstrate is how I do it, and to teach others who may not know it as yet. I don't think I need to explain how to do it as I have taken clear pictures of details on how to do it step by step. No one has complained that they did not understand my previous tutorials, So I assume all understood it and will be able to follow these too. 1 to 6 in the above picture shows how to create the design on  7. This can be used in what ever way you like in a project.  In the collage below with 4 pics , you can coil a strip of paper the way I have shown and insert it in the centre of the completed  picture above  and create another design. If you glue a strip around it, you find a third design (2nd box below). There is no limit, if you try. The third quilling in the picture can create the bottom design in the 4th box. Hope you understand and will waite for your comments. Happy quilling friends :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Quilling leaves with comb part 2

 This is part two of how to quill a sprig of leaves with a comb. Most people don't have the hair brush that I did the earlier quilling but a comb any one would have. You don't need special combs for it. Any comb would do. I have used a very large comb so the instructions would be very clear to follow, but I have many combs to quill with. The fine tooth comb is best to get the leaves very close. I have shown the small sprig that I quilled with the fine tooth comb.

I have also shown how to cut strips of paper with a plastic ruler. If you draw a line on the ruler to the desired size you normally use for quilling and then align it on the edge of the paper(THE WAY I HAVE SHOWN), instead of how we normally cut the paper leaving the strip to be cut off, you can cut even strips with out wasting time marking on the paper. Hope you got it :).

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Quilling Ideas for a sprig of leaves useing a comb

 This time I have decided to show you how I quill leaves for various projects. When a landscape quilling is done, you need different types of leaves  to make the picture look realistic. This is one of my filler leaves. You may be using it too but there may be many who do not know and would like to learn how to do it.

You can do it with a comb, but hear I have used a plastic hair brush, used to tint hair(I have used a tint brush that comes with LOREAL hair tint product) . It is like the brush in pic.1. I have cut it in two as it is easy to twist the paper. Pic.2 shows how to pass it through the teeth in a zig zag pattern. Pic.3 shows, how to apply glue, so you could paste the strip of paper.4 is how the strip is turned round and glued.5 shows that you should press it hard till it is well pasted.  6. shows how the glued back looks. It should be very neat and well adjusted. When it is dry take it out, and it should look like pic.7. In 8 you should press down and flatten the glued strip.
Now make another one in the same manner. Glue both parts to look like pic.11.

You can use  it to fill in flower baskets and any other projects that need leaves.    You can also glue all the petals the way I have shown in pic 10 and create another leaf design, like  the 2nd one in the picture below. I will try to show you more designs created with combs as and when possible.  Add a comment hear if you need any help :)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lord of the Jungle (paper quilled Lion)

              In keeping with my promise to do at lest, two projects for the month, I just completed my 2nd quilling for the month of  February. It was my idea to do a lion with a landscape background but had to do with only the head as I ran short of red brown paper. You quillers may know how difficult it is to find shades of brown. But I think this would do as hanging on to a particular quilling for long gets bored and you feel like dumping it off. Now I may stop quilling for a while for a break & consider another hobby. Some times I wonder if it is a waste of time, as all my quillings are piling up in a box. May be I should start a business :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Meet My Sweet Little Valantine (Quilled)

First of all I would like to wish all of you followers,visitors and friends who never fail to visit my Blog and leave all those lovely comments, a very happy Valentines Day. Hope you have a romantic day with your valentine :)
Valentine's day is special for all who love one another. So why not Kitty and Doggy ? They are so in love. The inspiration for this quilling is from an embroidery design I found on the web. I never like to do cards cause all my valuable time and effort would end in some dust bin. I do wall hangings as it may end up on a wall or in a place of respect ( lol) at least for a while.
Read a lot on blogs and facebook of quillers steeling other quillers designs and pretending, it to be their brain wave. Creating a quilled picture is nerve racking and only the original designer goes through all of it. Doing a copy is easy as the picture is there for an idea. So please make use of the idea but don't duplicate. Try doing your own pictures. You may fail at first but keep on practising and you would be a master of it.
Happy quilling friends, till I think of something new :) 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Butterflies and flowers (Quilled)

 This would be my first quilling for 2013. It has been a busy season with Christmas and all the  functions that come along with it. Just found some time in between to do this picture. Butterfly was an idea that I had for some time but did not really get down to quilling it. Hope you like my creation. Happy quilling till I get back with another one :)
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