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Featured Artist - Anastasia Wahalatantiri
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From the Editor Hi !!! There is plenty of joy this festive season! . We bring a few ideas you’d love.. Our lovely special in Crochet series is the adorable bunny booties for your baby. Wait! There’s more! Sayuri writes about how to design really funky triple strand pearl and chain necklace. I think they go great with a casual tee and jeans and perhaps a beret (see old craftziners issues). More design ideas on the way! Madhavi has shared yet more gold embroidery techniques. They look tricky, but they turn a plain sari or skirt into a jewel. Also, there’s more in the sola wood craft series. Craftziners feature quilling expert Anastasia Wahalatantiri in this issue and her work. There is nothing quilling cannot do! More from history in this issue - Arts and Crafts of India features some very beautiful miniature Mughal paintings. The Mughal paintings stand out from other traditional indian paintings, particularly in their use of colours and characters - who are mostly royalties. It’s back to basics with sewing.. this issue features a basic Jabla dress for newborns... quite easy to make and plenty of room for ideas and improvisation... Not to mention, this is an essential lesson for sewing beginners too. How about adding a hand painted design to your freshly sewn dress? Aaaaahhhh.... that’s what the last few pages are.. design sheets! Go craftzy!
Happy reading! Sangita
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In this Issue of
8 Jewelry Series. 22 Miniature Mughal
30 Ganesha Mural 38 Quilling Series 52 DIY Projects 4 | CZS MAGAZINE | WWW.CRAFTZINERS.COM | VOL 3 ISSUE 1
CRAFTZINERS magazine Inspirations
12 Meet Anastasia Wahalatantiri 58 Pinterest Love 60 Art Gallery - Priya
12 Meet Anastasia
8 Jewelry Series 16 Crochet Seriesâ€™ 20 Artificial Flower Series 30 DIY project 36 Sewing Series 38 Quilling Series 44 Recylced Paper Bag 50 Embroidery Series 52 Kids Friendly Batik
Arts & Crafts of India 22 Miniature Mughal Painting
3 Editorial 6 Meet the Team 62 Design Sheets 74 Market Place
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CRAFTZINERS Contributors magazine -----------------------------CONTACT US E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.craftziners.com Madhavi Madhavi is dead passionate about arts and crafts. She started the craftziners group to share her craft ideas and learn more from others. When she’s not chasing her one year old, she dedicates her time to the magazine and maintaining craftziners.com
Sangita Sangita has been a part of Craftziners right from the beginning, she was our first contributor. She takes time in her very busy schedule and does the editing for the magazine. You can see more of her works at www.craftziners.com
CREDITS Editor : Madhavi.S Co-Editor : Sangita V.S Authors : Divya.N, Muskaan Pervez, Dr. Jyoti Gupta, Lalita Solomon, Sachin.
Muskaan Muskaan has been painting as long as she can remember. She enjoys painting and sharing her skills with others. During her spare time she takes classes at her home. You can see more of her works at www. craftziners.com
Divya Divya is a Fashion and jewelry Designer. She loves designing jewelry which she sells under her brand name Sayuri™. She uses various craft techniques and new materials in her work which makes it innovative. You can see more of her works at Blog- http://jewelsofsayuri.blogspot.com/ Facebook brand page & store – https:// www.facebook.com/JewelsofSayuri
Special Thanks to: Anastasia Wahalatantiri Sathya Kala Christalina
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Lalita Lalita is a retired art and craft teacher , art is her passion,she does oil painting, fabric painting, silk painting ,quilling, bread dough craft, flower making,quilting, photography,knitting, embroidery Clay flower making,pot painting ,Wall clocks etc
Sachin Sachin has been with craftziners right from the beginning. He has helped craftziners develop into a full fledged art discussion group and magazine. He takes time off from his busy schedule to host and develop craftziners.com
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DIY PROJECT - JEWELRY SERIES
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How to make Triple Strand Chain & Pearl Necklace
n this edition of the jewelry series I am going to demonstrate how to make a fast and easy triple strand necklace using 2 concepts â€“ of chain maille and floating beads. The procedure consists of 3 parts â€“ making the gold chain, making the floating necklace and then assembly. Have fun making it!!
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PROCEDURE Make the gold chain â€“ Chain maille (i) Open one big jump ring; add 2 more closed ones in it and close. Open the third ring and add a closed ring and close. (ii) Continue this process of adding rings one by one till you have a chain that over 18 inches long. You can either use one size rings or alternate with 2 sizes like I have done here
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Make the floating necklace a) Cut 20 inches of beading wire (I chose dull bronze to match with my crimps). Open a crimp end and insert it into one end of the wire. Add a couple of crimps and turn. Then insert the wire into the crimps. Crimp flat with a crimp plier or nose plier. Now close the crimp ends, locking the wire inside and press firmly. If any extra wire (second length) is hanging out, trim it. b) Add crimps and pearls onto the wire and crimp as you go in the following sequence. Always remember to add the crimp first, crimp it and then add the pearl otherwise it will keep on moving Crimp-gray pearl- crimp SPACE Crimp-white pearl- crimp SPACE Crimp-gray pearl- crimp SPACE Crimp-white pearlcrimp SPACE Crimp-gray pearlcrimp c) Finish with a crimp end using the process listed above in (a). The finished piece must look like the first image in the assembly sheet â€˘ SPACE refers to leaving the wire blank for a certain measured space
Assembly 1) Open one big jump ring; add one end of the pink chain, gold chain and the crimp end along with an extra jump and close 2) Do the same on the other side but add a lobster clasp instead of the extra jump ring. Your triple strand Chain & Pearl necklace is ready to wear at a Christmas or New Year Gathering. Make several more and give them away as gifts. Wishing all Craftziners Magazine readers a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!! VOL 3 ISSUE 1 | WWW.CRAFTZINERS.COM | CZSMAGAZINE | 11
Featured Artist Up Close with Anastasia Wahalatantiri
visit her online at http://anastasiaw.blogspot.in/
I came to know about Anastasia through Facebook. She is a very sweet and loving person, who has very unique style of Quilling. All her works are unique and inspiring. Now more from Anastasia.
How did you start off? Tell us a little about your passion for arts and crafts? My mum says I was a bourne with the talent of creativity in anything I touched.
Not only quilling, what ever craft I get involved in is purely as a hobby and to my self satisfaction.
Is â€œquillingâ€? your part-time business/hobby? Do you work somewhere? I never do business with my hobbies. I do it sometimes as charity and help out when requested, and gift some, but never as a business.
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You dwell in many craft mediums, which is your most favorite?
What has been the most positive and inspirational aspect of having a blog for you?
Of all my craft creations, my first love would be quilling and then mirror mosaic but I love all my crafts equally.
Having a blog inspires me to improve my creativity cause I see the number of flowers and visitors are large and they come from around the world and they do so, case it has something of interest to them. That makes me happy cause I feel I am useful in someway to people in a small way.
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How do you manage your time your own studio/office? between your work and your I have my own work place with a beautifamily? I wasnâ€™t involved in a major way in hobbies when my kids were growing up but now with them marrying and leaving home, and husband who is very involved with his own business and not a demanding one either, I have my free time more than I need for my hobbies.
ful view from the window of a garden where many variety of birds and squirrels play around. The singing of birds and the sounds of squirrels hoping in and out on my balcony railings gives me a lovely feeling of peacefulness.
What or who inspires you?
How has the internet affected your work as an artist?
My followers visitors and most of all my dearly beloved friends on Face Book inspires me the most.
Internet plays a big part in my life. It is the gate to the world where I learn and share my hobbies and interests with people.
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What is your advice for someone who would like to turn his or her creative dreams into reality? The advice I give to crafters is, learn from people but never copy or duplicate others creations. If ever you need to do so, get permission and give credit to the person involved. But the satisfaction and delight is when it is your own invention or creation. All my creations are my own and one of a kind. My quilling methods too are my own inventions. You too could do better than me if you try. Keep on practising. Donâ€™t try to run before you know how to crawl. My best wishes to all of you
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DIY PROJECT - CROCHET SERIES
Baby Bunny Booties and cap- Toddler/Child Size
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Baby Cap- Toddler/Child Size
Skill Level - Easy Abbreviations DC - Double Crochet HDC - Half Double Crochet CH - Chain SL ST - Slip Stitch
Materials Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook 4 ply yarn Tapestry Needle
Size: Approximately 15 - 17 inches around Stitch Combination - Set of Stitches (Stitch combo is a generic term) 1 single crochet, 2 Double Crochet - This will be called a stitch combo. The single crochet will be skipped with the exception of joining on each round. The work will be done in the first and second double crochet for increase rounds. The second double crochet for rounds with no increases. Work a chain 5, join. Round 1: Work a chain 1, *1 single crochet, 2 Double Crochet through the chain, work 6 times through the chain, join with the beginning stitch. Slip stitch to the next double crochet. (6 set of stitches total) Increase Round: The stitch combo will be worked in the first and second double crochet. Round 2: Work a chain 1, *1 single crochet, 2 Double Crochet through the double crochet, 1 single crochet, 2 Double Crochet through the next double crochet double crochet. Continue around from *. join with the beginning single crochet. Slip stitch to the second double crochet. (12 set of stitches total) Yarn Marker: you can use a yarn marker to mark the first and last stitch for reference. You will want to change the yarn marker with each round. This is optional if you have trouble finding the beginning of the round. I use yarn markers and find they save time in keeping the project accurate. VOL 3 ISSUE 1 | WWW.CRAFTZINERS.COM | CZSMAGAZINE | 17
Round 3: Chain 1, work a stitch combo(1SC, 2DC) in the second double crochet of each set around, join with a slip stitch to the beginning single crochet. slip stitch to the second double crochet (12 stitch combo total) This will be an increase round with 6 stitch combo increases. Round 4: Chain 1, *work the stitch combo in the second double crochet, work the stitch combo in the first and second double crochet(increase), continue around from *. join with a slip stitch to the beginning single crochet. slip stitch to the second double crochet (18stitch combo total)
Round 5: Chain 1, work a stitch combo(1SC, 2DC) in the second double crochet of each set around, join with a slip stitch to the beginning single crochet. slip stitch to the second double crochet (18 stitch combo total) Round 6-12: Chain 1, work a stitch combo(1SC, 2DC) in the second double crochet of each set around, join with a slip stitch to the beginning single crochet. slip stitch to the second double crochet (18 stitch combo total)
Baby Bunny Booties Chain 4 Slip stitch to join Chain 1 make 14 single crochet in the ring, slip stitch to join. Pull an close, so it becomes the toe. For the remainder of the front of the bootie, each row will be Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join. Continue until the toe end of the booties measure 2 inches. Make the sides of the bootie: Chain 1 and turn. single crochet in each stitch, Do not Slip Stitch to join. Once both sides done.Hold the heel end together and slip stitch to join and fasten off. Weave it to the finish. The toe of the slipper thread the yarn in to a needle pull tightly to close the end and weave. Now turn the bootie right side out.
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To make the ears Chain 2, 2 single crochet in the second chain from the hook.Chain 1 and turn Single crochet in twon stitches across the row, chain 1 and turn single crochet in the two stiches across the row. Continue until the rectangle measures close to 4 inches. To end the ear sections, Single crochet in the last stitch of the row and fasten off. Weave the yarn to the stitch. Repeat with the other side. Tie piece of yarn to the ear intersection.Attach the ears to the front of the bootie. Pass the yarn in to the finished cord. With another color yarn make eyes and nose. Make a bow. Make a pom pom and add in to the back of the bootie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAgmlkYK4e4
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DIY PROJECT - ARTIFICIAL FLOWER SERIES
How to make Solawood Flowers?
Sola wood is Tapioca peel,. It is treated for craft purpose with which variety of things can be made. It is available in the shops where craft materials are sold.
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Materials Required Solawood Rolls - Color Crepe Paper Petal Shape Glue Thread Green Tape
How to do? Cut the sola wood in the shape of petals. Roll it and tie it at the bottom with the flower making thread. Arrange 5-7 petals around it and again tie with the thread. Now the flower is ready. Since the solawood is fragile, care should be taken while tying with the thread. First arrange the flowers and leaves on the flat surface (frame base). Once you are satisfied with the arrangement, paste them onto the positions using glue (fevicol). For the Stem use wire stem and first, poke a hole in the bottom base of your flower. This will make for easier gluing. Then, dab some hot glue into the hole and attach your stem. Hold for 20-30s to set. Repeat for each flower until all flowers have stems. Using a wire cutter, trim your stems to whatever length youâ€™d like.
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Art & Crafts of India - Mughal Miniature Painting Mughal miniature painting originated in the work of the 16th century in the Mughal Empire which spanned what are now India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan. This art form is marked by cautious attention of tiny detail, lush jewel tones, epic subject matter, and miniature scale.
WHAT IS MINIATURE PAINTING? Miniature paintings are handmade paintings. They are colorful & small in size. The highlight of these paintings is their fine brush work. The colors of these paintings are natural i.e. obtained from minerals, vegetables, flowers,stones, pure gold & silver. The common theme of these paintings is comprised of â€œRagasâ€? i.e. the Indian classical musical codes.
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Art & Crafts of India - Mughal Miniature Painting
HISTORY OF MINIATURE PAINTING Manuscripts are very small in size thus the paintingsdone on it are also smaller in size. Miniature paintings were done on paper, ivory panels, wooden tables, marbles, clothes & walls. Themes include scenes from Mahabharata, BhagvatPurana, Ramayana, Ragas. Jodhpur school of miniature paintings depicts love scenes of lovers called “Dholu & Maru”. Mughal School of miniature paintings depict love scenes,Royal courts & battle fields in gold & stone colours.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RAJPUT & MUGHAL PAINTING The difference between the Rajput and the Mughal miniature paintings is :• The use of colours. • The Mughal school features muted colours,giving it a shadow and depth • The Rajasthan School uses bold primary colours which give the painting an abstract look.
ORIGIN OF MUGHAL PAINTING The Mughal Painting started in the period in 16 th & 18 th century. The Mughal paintings were introduced by the mughal emperor “Humayun” when he returned to India.He invited two persian artist “Mir Sayyed Ali” & “Abu -us- Samad” to return with him. The mughal paintings reached high during the region of Akbar, Jahangir as well as Shah Jahan. VOL 3 ISSUE 1 | WWW.CRAFTZINERS.COM | CZSMAGAZINE | 23
Art & Crafts of India - Mughal Miniature Painting The most popular themes with the Mughal artists were portraits, court scenes,hunting events and depictions of battle. Most of the painting was in the form of miniatures, and book illustrations. During Akbar’s rule , painters created beautiful paintings that depicted scenesfrom Hindu epics, and animal fables as well as portraits. A few famous paintings of this time are the Kalilah-wa-Dimnah and Anwar-e-Suhayli During Jahangir’s time, the brushwork became finer and the colors were nolonger as dark as those of Akbar’s rule. The paintings of the time depicted events from Jahangir’s life and scenes of nature, as well as individual portraits. During Shah Jahan’s reign , the themes included scenes of lovers meeting , musical parties. Shah Jahan’s successor, Aurangzeb was not an art patron. By the time of Shah Alam II (1759-1806), Mughal painting ceased to retain itsformer glory. It was soon to be overtaken by the Rajput school of painting.
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Art & Crafts of India - Mughal Miniature Painting
Mughal Miniature Paintings The first art comes on miniature painting inindia due to Mughals. Mughal painting developed and flourished during the reigns of Jahangir, Akbar and Shah Jahan. During jahangir era, the brushwork became finer & they were inspire on europeanpaintings. The art of mughal miniature painting was introduced in India by mughal emperor â€œHumayunâ€?. His son, Emperor Akbar, encouraged various Indian styles,creating a distinct IndoIslamic style of painting. In the time of Akbar, the paintings are developed on cotton.
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Art & Crafts of India - Mughal Miniature Painting The themes were related to war & hunting scenes, bright colours were mainly used like red, blue, green & yellow. They also include images from animals & plants kindom& the colors were obtained from natural materials like vegetables etc. They develop the initial sketches on burnt wood. During the region Shah Jahan, Architectural design began to flourish along with mughal paintings. They create the themes of music & parties like lovers on terrace, garden &gathered around the fire.
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Art & Crafts of India - Mughal Miniature Painting
Material required - Tracing paper and carbon paper - Colours- You can use either • Oil colours- These tend to be a bit thicker than acrylics and require thinner for washing, thinning, and brush cleaning .They also dry late • Acrylic paint- They are water-base and are smoother, though on drying it may become grainy. But mostly acrylics are artist’s choice posters. • Metallic colours • Brushes-A variety of brushes are required 000 and 5/0 for smaller areas, and from a 10/0 to a 20/0 for fine detail • Paper • Rough cloth
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Art & Crafts of India - Mughal Miniature Painting Step 1: Choose a design Step 2: First draw the required pattern on the trace paper and copy the design into the cloth/paper using carbon sheet
Step 3: Now first paint the human figures. Then animals and other components of the picture. The background is painted last. This is to set each area's base colour
Step 4: This step need fine brushes to beautify the Floors, carpets, human figure with intricate detailing. This also includes techniques like shading, highlighting, washing,
Step 5: Outlines the figures with a darker colour and highlight the jewellery and other parts using metallic paints to give an appearance of richness.
Step 6: Burnishing is the last stage. The miniature art painting is laid face down on a hard surface, and an agate stone is used to stroke it firmly. This gives the painting a uniform texture.
Miniature Art Painting Techniques Shading and highlighting: These give a brilliant light effect. While shading is used to
detail shadows, highlighting emphasizes the brighter areas.
Outlining: This technique is used to separate various parts of the painting Dry-brushing . This miniature Art painting technique involves accentuating certain
parts of the painting with a brush that has barely any color on it. The color used for drybrushing is lighter than the base color.
Blending: Blending is an advanced miniature Art painting technique that is used to
merge colors in one area with surrounding areas, to give the impression of a smooth and natural movement.
Washing: This is a miniature art painting technique wherein extremely diluted paint is
put in the folds and low points of the painting.
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Volume 1 Issue 1 All about Tanjore Painting
Volume 2 Issue 1 All about Kalmkari
Volume 1 Issue 2 All about Kerala Mural
Volume 1 Issue 3
All about Madhubani
Volume 2 Issue 2
Volume 2 Issue 3
All about Patachitra
All about Warli
Volume 1 Issue 4 All about Thangka
Volume 2 Issue 4 All about Kalighat
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DIY PROJECT - LORD GANESHJI ON CANVAS IN MIX MEDIA Dr.Jyoti gupta visit her online at http://sculpturemagic.blogspot.in/
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We have seen so many paintings and murals of lord Ganeshji,but this time,we will use various mediums to develop a nice painting on canvas.Very attractive and very easy to make.
We will use : 1.Clay work 2.Cone work. 3.Stain glass colours. 4 Acrylic colours. 5.kundan work. 6.Epoxy solution.
MATERIAL REQUIRED Canvas : size Canvas stretched on hardboard with a hook to hang. Acrylic colours Golden 3d cone liner Stain glass colours. Papermache clay Coloured stones. Fevicol,fevicol cone. Epoxy soloution. Trace the drawing of Ganeshji on the canvas.
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Make neat outline using a gold 3d outliner. Let dry for a day.
Make a thin roll(roti) of papermache clay. Make Banana Leaves.
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Make a long uniform roll of clay.paste it as the border of board on 3 sides. Make round circles using a hollow pen. this gives textured effect to clay. These will form boarder of the canvas. Let dry for another day.
Cut 6 banana leaves of different sizes. Paste them on the bottom boundry of canvas.
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Coat the leaves with plastic paint,or,white acrylic colour. After drying,make the back ground shading using water and cerulean acrylic colours.Pour some water,and mix white and cerulean colour in it.It will form a marbel effect.Add green and yellow colours in leaves.This will give a nice shaded effect. Let dry for 2 hours. Next day,add desired stain glass colours to Ganeshji. After drying,paste kundan in appropriate colours in dress and jewelry. To paste kundan,use gold outliner,pick a stone using long needle.Dip the point of needle in fevicol,touch the
stone with it.the Stone will easily be picked up. Paste some shells and corels along with banana leaves at the bottom with fevicol.
FINISHING THE PAINTING When the entire work is dried,we will finish the painting using epoxy solution.This gives glass effect to the painting. Mix resin and hardner,in 1: 0.5 proportion respectively in a clean bowl.Mix until a clear solution is visible. Pour it gently on the frame inside the boundry made by banana leaves and textured clay rolls. Apply the solution using any rough brush on the banana leaves.The brush becomes useless after being dipped in epoxy solution so you have to throw it. Let it set for a day. Your mix media painting is ready. You donâ€™t need to get it framed because we have already framed it using banana leaves. You dont need to have a glass frame also because epoxy solution gives a glass effect. If you want,you can add 3 hooks at the bottom line to make it useful as key holder. 34 | CZS MAGAZINE | WWW.CRAFTZINERS.COM | VOL 3 ISSUE 1
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DIY PROJECT - SEWING SERIES HOW TO MAKE JABLA OR BABY DRESS
MEASURUMENTS REQUIRED Length - 16cm Fabric Required - 75cms or 3/4m
DRAFTING PROCEDURE AC = Lenght of the Jabla ( full length ) = 16 inches AB = Quarter (1/4) width of the fabric = 8 inches BD = AC CD= AB AE = 5 inches EO = 2 inches OO = AE OX = 1/2 Join EX with a curve. Seam allowances are inclued in the draft.
PROCEDURE Draw a vertical line AC = Length of the Jabla (16”) Draw another line AB (8”) at right angle to AC Draw another line parallel to AC = BD = 16”
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DIY PROJECT - QUILLING SERIES BY Sathya Kala VISIT HER ONLINE AT : http://sathyapapercrafts.blogspot.com Hope you learnt the Basic quilling shapes and Termitaria flower, now we will see a Simple Quilled flower. Step wise tutorial with pictures follows here for you to learn.
Requirements: Light shade purple strips (3mm) : 6 (5 strips for wrapping around to make petal and 1 for center piece) Dark shade purple strips (3mm) : 16 (15 strips for tear drop shapes, 1 for center piece) PVA glue Quilling tool (Slotted, Needle tool or toothpick) Circle template
Roll the dark colored purple strip one by one in the slotted tool to make loose coils.
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Release the coil in the circle template and slowly the coil unwinds, to get the desired size. Here i have kept in 15, you can keep in any size of your interest. It depends on how big you want the flower to be. Smaller the number, smaller the coil and so, the smaller flower.
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Take coil out of the circle template, glue it and pinch at one end to make tear drop shape. Repeat the same steps to make 15 tear drop shapes.
Take 3 tear drops to make one petal.
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Glue the 3 tear drop shapes together like shown here, to form a single set. Repeat these steps for forming five such sets.
Take a light colored purple strip and wrap around the glued tear drop shapes to form a single petal.
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Repeat all these to make 5 petals and pinch.
Take 1 light colored purple strip and glue the end to the another dark colored purple strip and start rolling from light colored strip to form a single tight coil for flower centre.
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Glue all the five petals and place the tight coil at the centre to form a single flower. Voila! Simple quilled flower is ready!
Make several flowers like these in varying sizes of strips and make a Quilled bouquet or Embellish any card with a single flower or Make small sized flowers and to it add earring hooks to make Ear rings. Possibilities are endless! Happy Quilling :) Tips for Beginners: - Always have control over glue usage. - Roll the strips with same tension/pressure while rolling. - Release the coil in the circle template immediately after rolling else, unwinding will not be uniform.
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DIY PROJECT - Recycled Paper Bag
VISIT HER ONLINE AT http://timelesscreazion.blogspot.in/
1. You will need a magazine. Fashion magazines are the best as they come in a rainbow of colors.
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2. Flip through the magazine and see which color pages catch your fancy. You can pick pages with words or just pictures. 3. Score and remove as many pages. Those pages will determine the colour scheme of your bag. 4.
Fold the A4 size page in half.
5. You will be left with 4 quarters from the magazine page. Flip to the side of the paper with your preferred color.
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Continue weaving and securing the ends until you have a large squares.
Congratulations on weaving your 1st magazine bag. After this it is upto your imagination to make a bag and add lining with a matching material One of the bags I made using the same technique.
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I folded it in half added lining and used an old buckle from a belt and made a crochet belt for Closure. You can find my work on my online stores
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Crafty Reads for the month Kids’ Crafternoon Sewing: 25 Projects for a Crafty Afternoon by Kathreen Ricketson A delightful beginner craft book for kids with twenty-five projects which can be completed with minimum fuss and maximum fun in an afternoon. With the help of the Crafternoon series of crafting books, children need only their imaginations, a few simple materials, and an afternoon to make incredible projects. And while they’re having fun, they’re also learning important skills like how to understand and follow instructions,
Origami to Astonish and Amuse by Jeremy Shafer Imagine folding a piece of paper into nail clippers that really work, or a Swiss Army knife that actually opens, or a surfer on a wave that crashes when the surfer is slid forward...There’s no need to imagine-this is for real!
The Crochet Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden More than 200 crochet stitches are each clearly explained with a photographed sample, row-by-row instructions, easy-tofollow symbol charts, and comprehensive descriptions of all the associated techniques. Whether novice or expert, this book provides clear guidance for all skill levels with additional chapters on basic techniques and materials, a stitch identifier, and a how-to-use section. VOL 3 ISSUE 1 | WWW.CRAFTZINERS.COM | CZSMAGAZINE | 49
Goldwork Embroidery To get a good result in metal embroidery it is better you add some extra tools to your sewing kit.
Awl or Stiletto This is a pointed tool used for making holes in the fabric.
Beeswax The thread used for couching the metal threads and sewing on beads and purls should always be passed over a oiece of beeswax. The wax smoothes the fibres and stiffens the thread.
Bobbin A spool or reel that holds thread or yarn for spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, or making lace.
Chalk and Charcoal These are both used in powder form called Pounce, for transferring using the prick and pounce method.
Clamps It is important to have both hands free to manipulate the metal threads when working metal thread embroidery. Small clamps can be used to secure the hoop or frame to the table.
Couching Threads Use light grey or white when couching silver threads and an ochre colot for copper threads.
Frames and hoops It is important to keep the fabric taut when working with metal thread embroidery to avoid puckering. Ideally, the fabric must be stretched on to a square or rectangular frame, but embroidery hoops can be used for smaller projects.
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Mellor A mellor is a tool used for arranging the metal threads. One end is tapered to a blunt tip and is used when turning the threads. The other end is flat and like a spatula.
Needles Different types of needles are used. You need to have a crewel and chenille needle.
Crewel Needle Identical to sharps but have a longer eye to enable easier threading of multiple embroidery threads and thicker yarns.
Chenille Needle These are similar to tapestry needles but with large, long eyes and a very sharp point to penetrate closely woven fabrics. Useful for ribbon embroidery.
The Following types of Needles are also useful Beading Needles These needles are very fine, with a narrow eye to enable them to fit through the centre of beads and sequins along with a long shaft to thread and hold a number of beads at a time.
Curved Needles Curved Needles can be helpful when securing the metal thread tails on the back of the work.
Millinerâ€™s or Straw Needles A class of needles generally longer than sharps, useful for basting and pleating, normally used in millinery work.
Sharps Sharp Needles used for general hand sewing; built with a sharp point, a round eye, and are of medium length. Those with a double-eyes are able to carry two strands of thread while minimizing fabric friction.
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How to do Kids friendly Batik? by Lalita Solomon
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Donâ€™t you all love recycled products. These are some of the things that you can make using buttons at home. A very cute way to make a wall hanger using buttons.
Its not a painting but a 3d mural wall art using buttons. Donâ€™t you find it inspiring. Do try.
Another easy greeting card that you can make using buttons
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Check - http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.in/2009/09/how-to-button-bib-necklace.html on how to make bib necklace using buttons.
One of the best ways to use buttons is to create button monograms here is such an idea.
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Art Gallery of Craftziners Members
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In this issue we are showcasing the work of Priya Nanthakumar. She is a housewife.She loves all kinds of arts and crafts. She is mainly into clay flowers, hand embroide ry,aari,amigurumi,sewin g,glass painting....... Ishe has also tried her hand at quilling too.. You can see more of her works at http://www.clayflowerart. blogspot.in/
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Published on Dec 15, 2012
Published on Dec 15, 2012
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