50 Nifty Quilled Cards by Alli Bartkowski

By Alli Bartkowski

"If you could minimize and roll a strip of paper, you could quill! Paper quilling is having fun with a daring resurgence, with artists reinterpreting and revitalizing the procedure with interesting new rules. those 50 various designs function breathtaking quilled playing cards for vacations, unique events, and only for fun.Start with basic, primary types, all proven in close-up images that beginners can simply keep on with: a good roll, teardrop, sq., scroll, and extra. those shape the fundamentals for such initiatives as an cute child carriage-shaped tag, adorned with buttons; rolled Christmas holly berries on a tiny wreath; and a Father’s Day card with brilliant, image styles forming a historical past for a miniature white blouse and tie.A attractiveness shot showcases the finished card, and line drawings make clear the entire quilled components."

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I believe that occasional use of a regular home oven—the one you use for cooking food—poses no threat to your family’s health, but there are those who would disagree! Toaster ovens are a last resort. The cooking chamber of the average toaster oven is small and narrow, placing the clay in close proximity to the heating elements. Toaster ovens are also prone to temperature spiking. I have used an electric frying pan to cure flat pieces with fair results. Specific temperatures may be set when using electric fry pans.

Instead, use a bamboo skewer for this purpose, gently and carefully easing the clay out. Once the excess clay has been removed, roll light-colored scrap clay through the machine to pick up any remaining bits of clay. The surfaces of the rollers may be cleaned by pressing an alcohol-saturated paper towel or alcohol wipe on them as you crank the machine. Frequent wiping of the lower plates also helps minimize contamination from clay that has been rolled through previously. On my pasta machine, I’ve connected a pasta-machine motor.

Special thanks to the artists/friends who allowed their work to be included in this book. To Miss Carol Duvall, Kelly Ehrlich, Karen Thomas, and Mary O’Neil. The show may be over, but we’re not! )—and undoubtedly the most patient. To my family, Mom, Alan and Gwen, Tina and Harry, Mark and Kathy, and my nephews Mitchell, Eric, Aaron, Jacob, Sam, and Joshie, and only niece, Hannah. To my best and oldest friends, Terri Silverstone (and David Lissner) and Mary Prchal. For my good friends I’ve lost this year—Eileen Loring and Jacque Ducharme.

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