Friday, 23 October 2015

Something New

I have found a new creative outlet! Quilled Critters and Other Things!
quilled paper Ant
This is my first 'critter' and he has already been sold!

When I started making my critters, I hoped they would sell but I was surprised that a number of them sold the first time I really displayed them.
Stationwagon & Caravan
I have been having fun making my own patterns and developing those found on the internet. I am using 1/4" and 1/8" paper for my creations.  As I am too impatient to wait for my order of quilling paper to arrive I have been painting and cutting my own paper or just using stock paper that I have on hand.
Blue Bull (sold)
I have a number of different animals that I plan to make; everything from raccoons to butterflies. I hope to have a whole ark of critters ready for the Wynndel Christmas Craft Fair on December 5. I think most of my quilled pieces would make fun ornaments, either for the Christmas tree or hanging in a child's room. People could even put a few of them together and make a mobile or they can mount and frame them.
Going on Holiday
Just for fun, I took a photo of the car and trailer with one of my watercolor paintings in the background. From an angle the whole thing looks like fun but straight on - not so much.
This way the quilled pieces look pretty ghostly so I think they will do better on a plain background.

Anyway, I will continue to play with strips of paper and glue and let my other creative media take a backseat for a while. As always I will probably go overboard and make too many things, but I figure that as long as I am having fun it doesn't matter.

18 comments:

  1. So fun Val! You can do a whole zoo! Best of luck preparing for the show :)

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    1. Thanks Sheila. I think I will forget about things like alligators and kangaroos but that still leaves a whole bunch of animals to try,

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  2. Looks great on your painting!

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    1. had a last thought did you? lol thanks again

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  3. What fun, Val - you're on a roll with these quilled pieces. Love 'em!

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    1. Thanks Win. I just started following a Pinterest page about quilling - so many wonderful things to try!

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  4. Oh Val, quilling how fun. Love the pics and even more impressed that you are creating the patterns. I have done it sort of with wire for earrings, but never with paper. Way cool,and hope you make a sell a lot of,these.

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    1. It is fun Nelvia and often a challenge to figure out patterns. I hope *I sell a lot too - lol

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  5. Oh, these are so fun! And I LOVE the idea of them as Christmas ornaments :) Thank you for your visit - and YES - altered mail art can actually be mailed! It is such a fun way to send art ;) Thank you! xo

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kristin and for answering my question - good to know. I am hoping other people feel the same as you about my Quilled Critters - have a great day!

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  6. You are so creative! Love these!

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    1. Thanks Kaethe. I have made over 60 so far and am still have a great time.

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  7. Sorry Val, I don't have your email, but wanted to thank you so much as you confirmed one of the things that bothered me on the koi painting. I am going to add some color there, just not sure what, as I think the grey and white doesn't read well either. You are always so spot on, sure thank you for the use of "your eye"

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    1. Glad my comment was helpful. I am not sure what you need to do with that section just that something needs to be done - lol. I hope you will share the corrected version. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Happy creating Val! Just stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May 2016 be filled with extra special delights for you.

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    1. Thanks Laura. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too - may your life be filled with joy, color and creativity!

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