Charmayne's Quilling and Curly Cues

Miscellaneous Projects

 Coasters, butterflies and dragonflies, ball guys, Minions, etc. Fun little projects that take up big time. Funny how that works! I have decorated lots of small boxes, too. Some are wood, some are fiberboard (very thick paper).

Most of the small photos below link to larger ones, just click the photos.


Karen-Marie Klip has new ideas for quillers and paper crafters to try. These fringed flowers were fun to make. Fringed flowers quilled fringed flowers
The North American Quilling Guild's 2016 conference was my first. Hopefully not my last. If you are a quiller, especially in the USA, and don't know about our Guild, look here. We would be so happy to have you join our group. Among all the various activities one can do at NAQGCON is attend classes. I took these: Vortex coils, miniature roses, finger puppets, weaving, and Iris folding. There were other classes, too, which I did not attend. The classes overlap and everyone gets sorted based on attendee's interests and space available. Other classes included things like quilled earrings, quilling with Silver Clay, techniques, etc. No matter which classes you end up with, you will learn and grow as a quiller. The finger puppet class was lead by Lois Bandt-Weber. Well, I totally became enchanted with both Lois and her puppets. Here is a link to another page which shows Lois and her puppets plus the puppets I have made since.
  quilled puppet children  
Other places on my web page make reference to Karen-Marie Fabricius, director of Karen-Marie Klips paper store in Denmark. Here is another of her sweet little ways to use quilling paper. This time it is a little troll, or Trolde in Danish. Here is the link to her YouTube video:
There is just music. No need for too much verbal explanation for this little guy!
I sent my little troll and troll-ette home with Arno and Riley after their June visit. I guess I need to make another one for me!
quilled troll Riley's Troll-ette should be here!
My quilled heart my quilled heart flower and hanger My Aunt Lois lives far away but is still close to my heart. This was made for her, to hang maybe on her mirror.
Jane Jenkins wrote "Three Dimensional Quilling Making Characters" in 2007. I used her book to make this little fairy. I wanted only one set of wings and a very stable base so my fairy is quite different from Jane's but the techniques for making her remained the same. I hand cut some used gift wrap, along with it's sparkly tape for the mound she stands on. Flowers and wild hair complete my fairy. Charmayne's quilled fairy Charmayne's quilled fairy
Jane Jenkins Charmayne's quilled fairy Charmayne's quilled fairy, back
My entry for the North American Quilling Guild Convention 2016, framed intermediate. Nope, I did not place. I love my orange flowers but the competetion was so amazing. 2016 Framed quilled picture  
My Philodendron grows like a weed. I recently divided it and decided to "bless" my friend Maura with one of the divisions. It looked a bit bare and I dressed it up with a quilled bird and nest. quilled bird and nest quilled bird and nest
quilled bird and nest The nest is a tight roll, shaped and glued. I cut up little pieces of 1/8" wide strips, spread glue on the outside of the nest and rolled it in my tiny pieces of paper. More nest-like. nest material
For Halloween! I leaned my spider-on-his-web against one of the panels in our room divider.  Quilled spider and web  My other Halloween project is down the page. Click on the little ghost photo to drop down to it.

Quilled Halloween candle topper 
Jamie and Brian got married! I thought they would like their inviation put into a frame with some quilling highlighting it. The results: Quilled wedding invitation Jamie and Brian's wedding invitation with quilling
  quilled wedding invitation quilled details
Karen Marie's parrots are a fun bird to make.
I used 3/8" wide paper strips. My first one was spotted one day by Arno and Riley. They thought they needed parrots, too. I added Jane Jenkins' sparkle to the eye. He looks so much better! I used 1/2" wide paper for Arno's and Riley's parrots.
quilled parrot's eye
quilled Parrot quilled parrots
kite flying picture I happened across a strange frame while cleaning out closets a couple weeks ago. It is a scuffed up wood frame with several glass inserts. The glass plate in the back has white lines on it but is also clear. Light comes through the frame. I also found an old roll of party streamers. One can only do so much closet cleaning at any given time, and I took a break to quill a kite picture. Each plate has quilling on it. The boy is standing on a hill on the rear plate with the little girl flying a diamond kite in the foreground. It was impossible to get a good photo of it, but perhaps you can get some perspective from my best two pictures. The streamers are bi-colored, 1/4 inch wide and not a bit archival! kite flying quilled picture
Quilled strawberryQuilled strawberry top white and dark chocolate In the most recent issue of the North American Quilling Guild's newletter are the directions for a darling 3D chocolate covered strawberry. I tried, I succeeded. Thank you to Gail for taking the time to publish her idea and how-to's. Want to know more about the NAQG? Click here!
vase of flowers A sunny little vase of flowers.
They never need water!
yellow flowers quilled yellow flowers flowers
Dragonflies! dragonflies  
dragonflies dragonflies For my dragonflies I used some of my hand-cut paper from The Golden Bunny book I am re-purposing for quilling. It was too far gone to recover for a story book, and now for quilling, I like the looks. These strips are 1/8" wide.
Halloween is right around the corner. I put out my decorations including a new little ghost. He seemed to be looking at something. And that something was missing. Now he has a battery-operated tealight to ponder. tealight Ghost and tealight
Joining the pair of Minions are Boo and Mike Wazowski from Monster's Inc., a computer-animated movie made in 2001. Mike and Boo  
 Minions  2 of my grandchildren love the little Minions. I happened across a photo of a little quilled pair. More 3-d quilling practice. I cut my own paper for these guys. It added a bit of extra time to the project but they still only took about 3 evenings! Minions side view 
Minions back view  Minion hair close up  I have my instruction for their paper sizes, etc., in case I make another Minion. This is always a good practice, not followed often by me! Mine are not quite 5 cm and 6 cm tall without their amazing hair-dos! 

Butterfly coaster

quilled butterfly coaster This was my first use of a crimper.
This butterfly holds a drinking glass as well as my earrings at night! The inspiration for my coaster was a little picture in a slide show on Quilled Creations.
quilled ball guy The Ball Guy. He is little, maybe golf ball size. My base is a styrofoam ball. Lots of little loose coils here! And fantastic fringed eyelashes.  
A butterfly made with 1/4 inch wide paper. The paper was thicker than I am used to quilling with. Difficult to start rolling as I normally don't use a slotted tool. I solved this by scraping the end of the paper with my thumbnail to soften and curl it a bit. quilled Butterfly  


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