Sunday, 30 August 2015

Quilled Circular frame

Hi everyone,
Glad to give you all a  new post which is a quilled circular frame. As I have already stated many a times, I am a great fan of Indian Quilling challenge and love participating no matter how busy the days keep me and never miss to give my submission for the challenge every month.

This month we have been invited to showcase our creativity on Quilled frames and I have taken it again. Please find the challenge details here.

Observation is a key to catch the method in which any craft/work is being carried on step wise, which in turn makes you a good implementer when it is tried on your own. This is applicable everywhere and anywhere and I applied it here by observing the ready to use rectangle shaped frames which is available in any normal craft shops. So how it is done?? I tried to bring my own frame from the scratch using papers on which I can quill and give a beautiful handmade circular quilled frame.

The materials I used for creating the circular frame:
1)plain A4 executive bond sheets(as they r much thicker than normal ones) 20 in nos.
5)White glue
6)OHP sheet
7)eye pin/head pin
8)A needle tool
9) a small red seed bead
10) flat nose plier
11) a frame hanging ring

Materials I used for Quilling work:
1)5 mm Quilling strips in shades of light green , dark green , aqua blue , dark blue and shades of pink
2)7 mm Graduated Quilling strips in shades of orange and lavender
3)Quilling comb for leaves
4)Crimping tool for flowers
5)Quilling needle
6)Quilling board
7)White glue.

So here are the steps that I carried one by one.
Taking my first plain white executive bond paper, I drew a circle with 5cm radius and 8 cm radius using  a compass and a pencil.

I repeated the above step for 20 sheets and using the sissor I cut the inner circle and created a 5cm radius circlular space for the photo space inside the frame.

After repeating the process for all 20 sheets I glued them one by one using a white glue and glued a thick black paper behind them as a base. I then glued a patterned thick paper in the front just to hide the plain white sheets and give a patterned look. 

so you will get a frame like the one above with a black base behind. I created some space to insert the OHP sheet and the photo while gluing the black base, and inserted a plain 5.5 cm radius white circular cut paper and an 5.5 cm OHP(transparent) sheet above it to secure the photo inserted. Then I started to quill my work as below.
I gave an inner circlar border using 5mm strips in shades of pink and started crimping the 7 mm graduated strips in two alternate colours and created 10 flowers . Then I created two colour leaves using combing technique in 5mm green strips and inserted between the flowers with a teardrop piece in light and dark colours of blue over it. 

With this I completed the quilling part and moved on to create a stand for it so that It can be placed anywhere with an object lying at home supporting it behind, and also a hook to hang it on the wall as a wall decor/frame. I managed to provide both the features in it by the below steps
I created two rectangular shaped card stack/paper stack using 15 to 16 paper pieces and glued them as shown above. I allowed it to dry completely so that it becomes secure and strong enough to hold the frame in position when placed anywhere. 

Then a hook was created in the top center of the frame by creating a hole using a needle tool through which the eye pin was inserted. A loop was created in the eye pin using a flat nose plier and a wall hanging ring was attached to it.
The back view of the frame having both the stand for placement and a ring for hanging it on the wall.
 and here is the final piece that I achieved.
A Circluar Quilled frame for a photo size 5cm in radius.

The frame when placed with a supporting object behind.

The frame when hanged on the wall.

Hope you found the post interesting by going through the steps of the circular quilled frame created by me. I hereby link this to the IQC frame it up for the month of august.
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Thank u so much shylaa for bringing out my creative thoughts to this craft world one more time.

Happy Quilling,
Cheers - Aparna Balakrishnan.