Monday, March 29, 2010

Quilled Easter Eggs

Several years ago when I discovered quilling, I also became interested in rubber stamping. A friend recommended a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in my area who I credit with introducing me to all sorts of stamps, ink, and techniques. I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I definitely enjoy a good play session.

Quilled Easter Eggs

About that same time, I attended a class taught by Kay Shockley at the annual May meeting of the North American Quilling Guild. Kay designs rubber stamps that can be used as companions to quilling. The basket is one of her stamps... she showed the class how to stamp an image and heat emboss it with clear powder for a nice shine.


The quilled eggs are tight coils shaped into... well, egg shapes, what else? ha! Not exact ovals, they're pointed a tiny bit at one end. To make an egg, roll a basic tight coil and give it a domed top by pressing something like the ball of an embossing tool, or even your fingertip, against one side. Pinch it into shape and apply a coating of glue to the underside. Refer to this post for pictures of shaping a domed tight coil. You'll find directions to make the greenery - wheatears - in the same post.

Lastly, cut standard 1/8 inch strips of quilling paper in half, secure at one end of the handle, and wrap in criss-cross fashion. Tie a bow and curl the ends with your quilling tool.

Don't forget to enter the book/kit giveaway! It ends Wednesday night.

7 comments:

Aparna said...

This looks beautiful!

alamodestuff said...

Wow, I love the two techniques combined! I've been a fan of both!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I feel much better about my procrastination. :)

Ann said...

what a great look. I've been interested in learning more about stamping and I also keep meaning to try out the quilling. One of these days I'm going to get to all these projects :)

Sharon B said...

Ann , lovely as always! great inspiration to us all - just love the easter images.

Sharon X

SUGANTHI said...

I love the basket!! has a three dimensional effect.

Jo-Ann said...

oh wow! very cute idea!!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks for your kind comments, everyone!

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