December 20, 2013

Christmas Candles Card

Today I want to show you how to make a Christmas Candles card.
First, lets make a candle. For one candle, you will need three to four  red paper stripes 5mm wide and 11" long. Using  a quilling tool, roll the stripe.

Glue the edge, so the spiral is about 15mm (5/8") in diameter.
Now, make a candle flame. Take an orange stripe and make a spiral as you made for a candle. Shape it into a bend teardrop, pinching the spiral from one side.

To make the fir-needle clusters, you will need 1/2" wide  and 11" long green paper stripes. Make cuts every 2mm on 3/4 of the stripe (see photo).
Roll the cut stripe into the tight spiral. Glue the edge.

 With your fingers , separate and spread the "needles"

Make as many fir-needle clusters as you need for your project.   
Arrange the clusters into a wreath or the pine-branch.Use 3-4 spirals for each candle.

Photos by Albina

December 6, 2013

Gold Fish Aquarium

To make this composition, I used a snow globe frame as an aquarium.
For seaweeds I uses spiral, marquis and loose coil techniques, lips - tight coil, fish's body- loose coils, fish's tail and fish's fins - marquis.  

Look at this fishy- it looks like a real gold fish!

October 29, 2013

Roses for Ana

I made these roses out of 6 mm (1/4") paper stripes. If you want to make roses a little bigger, change the width of the stripes.

   Photos by Albina