Not too long ago, I was inspired by a piece of art made by my friend Rashmi, and thus was introduced to the world of quilling. The paper art really intrigued me and I decided to give it a try.
In a nutshell, quilling is all about rolling strips of paper, moulding them into creative shapes and gluing them together to create a unique piece of art.
Here is my first quilling project, and here are the steps to achieve it.
Materials you need –
– A quilling needle or a forked needle
– strips of paper of required width (3mm, 5mm, 8mm) etc depending on what your art requires.
– A paper glue
– 2B pencil to draw a light outline of your art (for amateurs like me ofcourse 🙂
And voila! Get your creativity flowing!
To achieve this piece of quilled art, I drew the skeleton of the tree on the canvas and keep repeating the 4-step universal quilling procedure:
– cut strips of paper to required varied lengths,
– roll the paper on the quilling needle,
– apply glue and
– stick on the canvas.
Quilling is extremely time consuming but awesomely relaxing. You should definitely give it a try!
Keep tuned for more quilling projects, ideas and techniques. I am so absorbed by the art that I cannot stop anymore..
My first coffee painting and the latest addition to my Art collection:
It is wonderful how people have their own creative ways of exhibiting their artistic skills. A good friend of mine gave me a sketch of my portrait this morning and I was completely flabbergasted. I kept glaring at the sketch wide eyed before realization dawned on me to thank the artist 🙂
Just as Anna Hazare is the star on all new channels, he is also setting in a new mood of anti corruption for the Indian Independence Day. While this is the time of the year when people get extremely patriotic as songs from Upkar till Swades fill the air, a dear friend of mine and I decided to do something special on the eve of the Independence Day 🙂
We made candles!! 😀
S has been very enthusiastic about candle making and has all the necessary tools. The most exciting thing about candle making is you get to experiment a lot with different colors, engineering techniques and art 🙂 And to add to it, V loves experimentation.. be it his entrepreneurial journey, cooking or music! So he was as excited and all 3 of us got our creative minds at work..
I will write about the candle making techniques that S taught me in my upcoming posts, but here is a glimpse of the art work today!
This one is the highlight of the project..
Tricolor Gel Candle
Thank you for teaching me S, hope we get to do many more of these!
Art : Glass Painting
I picked up a square glass with a dimension of 10X10 and drew a black outline of the intended figure and kept for drying for a day or two. The following day, I filled the drawing with colors!