Fourth of July Fireworks Painting

My Moose has just started to get into painting (Hooray says his artist mommy!).  Some days I think he loves the process of making a mess more than anything, so I knew he would enjoy a new technique that could easily get out of control. I learned the process of using a straw to create blown paintings when I was working at our local children’s museum and the kiddos just loved it. The idea is that you blow through a…

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How to make quilling paper flower bud gift tags

Quilling Paper Flower Bud Gift Tags

Traditional quilling techniques are very often used to create intricate scenes of flowers and plants. Since I am a self-taught quiller and I tend to work in a more modern style (and sometimes I just make up the approach as I go), but as I grow and expand my shop, I’ve really begun to appreciate the beauty of classic quilling. Here’s some insight into how I create my new flower bud gift tags. I just recently starting using a comb in…

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Anatomy of a quilling

I’ve had some questions lately about how I create some of my quillings. At the risk of spilling all my secrets, I thought I would use my latest shop listing to have sort of a mini-tutorial. An owl quilling was suggested to me a little while ago, and, after a new shipment of paper strips, I finally had my color inspiration! I always begin with a simple sketch in my favorite notebook. Since I usually quill my items to be about…

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