Back to the Basics IV – Home Quillography

Hello All!

I caught the quillography bug and I don’t know how long it will take me to get over of it! It actually feels quite refreshing to take a little break from my usual quilled floral arrangements :). Since I have always had an obsession for details, the patience and precision required to complete these type of projects fit me like a glove.

Because for now I like simply contouring the letters, without carrying too much about embellishing them in any way or bothering with the background, I decided a simple project like this will fit perfectly in the ‘Back to the Basics’ series of small canvases (you can read more about them here, here and here).

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 The canvas measures 12cm * 12cm and it’s 1cm thick. I used Freehand521 BT font (with a few modifications) and 5mm paper strips, 120gsm.

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 A picture with collage of canvases I made so far:

Back to the Basics Collage

 I am already working on the 2nd canvas with text in a pretty shade of red and have lots of ideas for many more to come!

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  1. avatar
    Manu says:

    this is pretty… 12*12 looks sooo big !!!
    the only thing with me making a canvas is.. they get soo dirty over time.. I make acrylic paintings smtimes.. it looks bad.
    any way of protecting the quilled creations??

    & where do u get these small canvases.. I coudnt find them!!

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      ManuK says:

      Hello Manu!

      12cm * 12cm is not big at all, I find this size perfect for simple quilled projects. I am storing them in a box for now; my initial idea was to make many canvases and then frame them all together.

      The best way to protect your quilled creations is to place them in a shadow box frame.

      You can find a tutorial on Claire’s blog on how to make your own canvases:

      Hope that helps!

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        Manu says:

        Same names 🙂
        I meant was 12*12 looks soo big in the picture there that I actually had to look upto the scale to see 😀
        I did looked at Claire’s blog smtimes back when I stumbled upon it. I can make the canvases. but do you have a tutorial on how to make a shadow box?

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          ManuK says:

          Ah, yes, I like to zoom in when I take pictures so you can see the details, that’s why everything looks big (I thought you maybe meant 12 inches). But as you noticed, I always mention the size of all my projects, especially because you simply can’t tell from a photo how big or little an object is.

          I buy my shadow boxes from Ikea and they are really expensive. Maybe you can find someone to make this type of frame for you. They are pretty hard to find in stores, I don’t know why.

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    Tika says:

    Your quilling is gorgeous, love it!I’m visiting you from Petite Hermine’s Sunday Linky Party. I also have a Weekend Link-Up that I’d love to have you join. You can link anything related to Homemaking: recipes, sewing, decorating, crafts, DIY, a story about what you did today, etc! There’s a button at the top of my sidebar that you can take to help you remember to come back each weekend.Hope you have a lovely Sunday!Sarah

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