March 17, 2015

Quilled Wall Art on Canvas

I love doing quilling projects. I made a fun wall art project on a canvas board by using a few different steps and techniques. This type of art is an easy way to add colour to any space in our home.
To do this project you will need...

Canvas board

Mod Podge Rocks! Peel and Stick Stencil Chevron
Mod Podge Collage Clay
an applicator
Mod Podge Sheer colour in green
Paint brush
Quilling paper in a variety of colours
Quilling tool
Deluxe crimper
White or clear glue
To create a textured zig zag pattern for the background of the canvas board, I used the Mod Podge Rocks! Peel and Stick Stencil Chevron. 
I peeled and pasted the stencil, then I applied Mod Podge Collage Clay over the stencil and let it dry completely. 
Once it dried, I painted over collage clay with green Mod Podge sheer colour paint.
I glued white quilling paper one over the other to make it thick then cut it to resemble a fence. When the board was dry and was workable, I glued the white quilling paper to the canvas board. Then I layered quilling flowers made in variety of colours. 
I made tulips for the fence area, and then made climber plant with flowers dropping down. For the flowers that are dropping down, I put the quilling paper through the crimper first then I made a tear drop shaped quilling. I used the deluxe crimper to add texture for where I put the climber flowers. This crimper is from Quilled Creations, and it helps in making fine or coarse crimped paper strips easily with just a turn of the knob.  
Books like Quilling Techniques and inspiration by Jane Jenkins, Quilled Flowers: A garden of 35 projects by Alli Bartkowski, and Beautiful Quilling Step-by-Step has helped me get inspired to try this project. These books are a good investment, if you are interested in doing quilling.

The Quilling Techniques and inspiration by Jane Jenkins is an in-depth book that will teach us everything we need to know about quilling and inspire us to do awesome projects. The book gives an introduction, tells the history of quilling, explains about the variety of different materials that are involved in quilling, explains about closed loose coils and shows the different shapes we can make, then explains and shows the different open coils, then explains about wheatear coils, about alternate side looping, tight coils, fringed flowers, crimping, zig zagging, and tendrils, and about preserving the beautiful quilling projects.

Beautiful Quilling Step-by-Step written by Janet Wilson, Jane Jenkins, Diane Boden Crane and Judy Cardinal is another wonderful quilling book that has inspired me to do other quilling projects. This book is full of ideas. It shows many ways we can use quilling to decorate beyond cards such as to decorate paperweight, gift bags, paper mâché boxes, finger puppets, and more.

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  1. Wow that's awesome! I've never trilled quilling but it looks like a nice way to express yourself through art! :)

  2. It turned out very nice! (Judy Cowan)

  3. That seems to be a wonderful work.Loved these art works

  4. I've never tried quilling. I love needle crafts and I've tried my hand at woodworking, scrapbooking, painting, mod podge...the list goes on!

  5. How interesting. I never heard of quilling before.

  6. I wish I could make those flowers! Never knew what it was called before but it still looks hard

  7. That's beautiful! I would love to try my hand at this!

  8. I love this! So creative and bright. I must try this, just love it!

  9. Very Creative, colourful and pretty.
    Florence C

  10. What a different idea! It looks wonderful!

  11. These are so pretty, I like all the lovely colours!

  12. Wow,I know how much works goes into a piece like this,your work is beautiful

  13. These are great pieces that with help can be done with younger children, excellent

  14. What type of glue did you use?

    1. For the quilled paper to stick on the canvas I used white school glue.

  15. This is so pretty. Thanks for it.


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