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Monday, August 1, 2011

Quilling – not just on cards

I have a really good friend who likes crafts and art. We always give each other handmade gifts and it's a big problem for me figuring out what to give her. In the past I have made for her mini albums, frames, a magnet board and other home décor pieces but this time I was stuck. I finally decided to try something new. I love quilling, I like to embellish my cards with it and even my layouts, but I wanted to see if I can embellish a box with it. 



















First, I covered a wooden box with two coats of acrylic paint. Then I created my quilling shapes and adhered them to the box. My main problem was how to make sure that the quilling shapes would last. A box is something that is displayed and needs to be cleaned, and quilled shapes are very gentile. My solution was liquid lacquer spray. I sprayed the box with the quilling on it. After it dried, the spray gave the box a beautiful glossy finish and hardened the paper. What a discovery!




















By the way, my friend loved it!!


Einat

4 comments:

  1. הקווילינג שלך מדהים ואכן רעיון גדול להדביק את זה על קופסא. יצא מקסים!

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  2. I'm sure she loved it, it's so pretty!

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  3. רותי צחוריAugust 2, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    עבודת הקווילינג שלך מושלמת, והקופסה יצאה יפיפייה!!!! נשיקות

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  4. Wow! I'm sure she love it!! I just discovered quilling myself a few weeks ago at a free Make & Take at Archivers. It was so much fun! I really wasn't expecting to like it but I did! Now to buy all the quilling items. I never thought to quill on anything other than paper... very smart to think of the liquid lacquer spray. TFS!

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