Showing posts from November, 2016

Birthday easel card with pink quilling flowers

I guess there's always a story behind every art work that I do and this one is no exception. It all started when I was playing with my quilling comb about a week ago. It had been a while since I last held one in my hand and made any quilling shapes with it. I then tried to make quilling loops with the comb and started layering each one on top of the other and somehow created this quilling pattern below.

After doing that, I kept thinking of how to turn it into a petal because I wanted to make a flower with it. But since it was so big, I turned it into a flower bud instead. Then when I did somehow reminded me of a strawberry ...doesn't it look like one to you?? Hahahahha....Check out the photo below....

No matter how it looked, pink strawberries or flower buds, I still loved it! And decided to use it for my new handmade card design that I was requested to do for a very special person.

These days I prefer to hand letter all my sentiments for my handmade cards. I g…

Twisted quilling leaf tutorial

I've been quilling and revisiting some old quilling techniques that I've done in the past and made some video tutorials of them about week ago. That was fun!
I remember many years ago when I made some twisted loops leaves and flowers as decorations on my handmade card, so many of my followers wanted a tutorial for it. But at that time I didn't even have a YouTube channel and I didn't know how to do a video tutorial either. I did however do a tutorial in 2012 on how to use two coloured quilling paper for the looping technique. So I did what I could by explaining it to them plus with the help of some photos and text that I added in my blog post. Back then I also used the quilling comb as a tool to do the looping technique. But in my latest tutorial here, I did it without the use of the quilling comb. You can try it with both.
Later, I learned how to twist the loops from a fellow quiller named Asma' Ahmad Bahari. I adore all her quilling art. She did a tutorial on it…

How to make quilling sprigs using a hair brush

I remember making these sprigs of leaves for the first time after learning how to make them last year from watching YouTube video tutorials made by a quilling artist. If I am not mistaken it was a video made by Anastasia Wahalatantiri. She is an amazing quilling artist and I really admire her work.
Anyways, I received a lot of requests from my followers for me to make a video tutorial of it too after I posted photos of the quilled sprigs that I made last year. Although I wanted to do it as soon as I could but I always find it hard to find a suitable quiet time alone at home to do it. 
So after a year since then, I finally get to make it this month! Yay! Truth is, my video tutorials are actually not only made for my followers but they are also made for me! Yes, me. Because sometimes I might forget how I made the quilling design after a few years and so it is good for me to record how I made it in the first place. Haha! Sad but true! So it's always nice to get to see and reminded o…