DIY 3D Butterfly

Hello peeps

So finally I present my first DIY project on the blog. This is a simple idea to decorate your wall, soft board or a piece of furniture. You don’t need to be a crafting genius to do this, its simple and quick and most importantly very pretty. I was inspired by Liana Marcle’s video on YouTube. I  loved what she has done, but I have added my own twists to it. Check the step by step instructions to make your own butterfly 🙂

This is what I did with these beauties. Made my Urban Ladder mirror look pretty and dressy. Now it’s your turn!

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The 3D butterfly

Supplies needed: Butterfly prints,scissors, black acrylic paint, paint brush, wire, pearls, double sided tape or glue drop and m-seal or black clay

Step 1:Google for butterfly images online. You could pick whatever attracts your attention the most 😉

Step 2:Print them, in a size you want. I had 2 butterflies on one A4 size sheet. Pick a size basis the place you will be using them

Step 3:Cut the butterflies along the border

Step 4: Then fold the butterfly along the center (3D effect)

Step 5: Take some m-seal, mix it well and make a small cylindrical shape out of it (This for the body). You could use clay to do the same thing as well. Stick it to the center of the butterfly and let it dry. Color the shape with black acrylic color

Step 6: Get regular wire from a hardware store. Something which can be easily cut with scissors. Cut small pieces for the antenna and insert them in the m-seal or clay shape while they are still wet.

Step 7: Use a small size pearl to create the head (Not a compulsory step)

Step 8: Turn the butterfly after the m-seal/clay has dried and stick either a double sided tape or glue drop to it

Step 9:The 3D butterfly is ready for decoration!

Here is the collage of the steps. Do try it out and share your picture with me 🙂

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Celebrating togetherness

Celebrating togetherness

A special engagement gift for a couple with their initials.
The initials and the design was created by a friend. I took a print out of the design on white card stock and started quilling on it. I have used reverse colors on the alphabets to signify love and how important it is to compliment each other in a relationship. I wanted to keep the design simple and minimalistic and I think it looks just that way. What do you think?

I framed it in a shadow box but forgot to click a picture of that 😦

However, the couple loved the personalized gift.

Do leave your feedback. Helps me work better 🙂

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C.A.R.N.I.V.A.L

C.A.R.N.I.V.A.L

My latest creation, a quilled carnival mask 🙂 This is my entry for the Handmade n Beyond Carnival contest.

Here I have tried my hand in paper cutting along with stone setting and of course quilling. I wanted the mask to look glamorous and thus crystals did the trick for me. I have also used feathers for embellishment.

So what do you think? It does justice to the theme?

Awaiting your comments 🙂

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CACTUS and COLORS

This post has been long over due as I was waiting for my friend to send over the pictures to me.

So this was a gift for Cactus, a company which is very close to my heart because I started my career there and also because I met my husband there 🙂

So this is a quilled typography of the brand logo which I decided to gift them at their annual party. Here I have used the company logo and used the colors of the 6 values (integrity, excellence, trust, fun, communication and innovation) to create the design. The idea was to show how the six values are an integral part of Cactus culture.

The 1st Draft - Typo of the company logo

The 1st Draft – Typo of the company logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed Typo

Completed Typo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenting the quilled frame at the party

Presenting the quilled frame at the party

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenting the frame to the owners of the company Mr. Anurag Goel and Mr. Abhishek Goel at the party. (That’s my husband and me on the right hand side)

@ Cactus Office, Mumbai

@ Cactus Office, Mumbai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The frame now resides in the Cactus Mumbai office 😀

Thank you so much for appreciating our gift and displaying it in your office, Cactus!

They loved the frame, what about you? Let me know 🙂

Tulips all the way!

My entry for the Welcome Spring – Handmade Floral Creations Contest by Creative Box.

I looked at this opportunity to quill some more 😉 I can never ever get tired of quilling 🙂

So this is what I did. I hand drew the tulips and then, painted them. (This is the 1st time I have painted my sketch before quilling) and I’m happy with the result. Post that I started using strips of paper to give the entire bloom a shading effect.

This is how it looked after the first flower was completed. 

 

After finishing the flowers, leaves and stems, I thought of adding another twist to the creation. I spray painted the entire creation in hues of red, pink and green to give it a colorful effect. 

This is how the piece looked before spray painting:

This is how the final piece looked after spray painting.

 

 

This is now on its way to get framed. What do you think about this creation?

Let me know 🙂

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Love you Owlways!

This is my first ever entry for a card making contest. And I’m super excited! 🙂

I’m new to card making and hence the only thing I had at home were some card stock, water colors and patterned paper and oh yes, loads of quilling strips. Basis the limited card making things I had, I decided to make a quilled card.

I made this card for my husband dear. There is a story behind this card though. We both are night owls and are really smart (at least we think that way ;)) so when I thought of making a card for him, all I could think of were owls. Hence, I used quilling and some painting to make this card.

So here is my entry for the Challenge #25 – Oh So LOVE-ly! and Challenge #30- Celebrate Love

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I have tried to add some fine details to the design by adding a cute flower on the female owl (that’s me) and a bow tie on the male owl (my husband). I have used ear buds to paint the heart by dabbing paint on it.

Here you could check the close-up o the card

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I gave this card to him today i.e. on Valentine’s day. Btw, he seems to be very happy with the result.

Hope you all like it too 🙂

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly

Butterflies have always inspired , delighted and astonished me. A sign of change, beauty and freedom. I just love them!

So when we moved into our new house I decided to have at least one wall-art dedicated to them. I came across many options online (paintings, decals, etc) but none of them made me go ‘WOW’! Hence I decided to do something myself. I saw some online reference and sketched the entire butterfly and decided to quill it. Post that was the mammoth task of mixing and matching colors. This entire piece took me around 20-25 hours to complete. It was exhausting, but am finally happy with the outcome.

Here are the pics! 🙂 Do let me know if you liked it.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Close up!

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Durga

My first post on the blog…and saying that am excited would be an understatement. I used to blog earlier then lost interest and deleted my account. However, I decided to come back again to showcase my work, to engage with fellow crafters and to encourage crafting as a hobby to people.

So here I proudly present my latest quilling project -> DURGA

Durga

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The invincible. Being a Bengali, she has been an integral part of my life. When I decided to do a series on India Gods/Goddesses she was the first to come to my mind.  I thought of her as she not only signifies power, but she also stands for victory of good over evil. A battle which we women are fighting every day…the fight to win, the fight to prove ourselves, the fight to be heard and the list goes on. Her presence gives me immense strength and hope and hence I decided to start the blog with a project on her.

About the project; Earlier, I had kept the eyes blank. See the image below. But basis the feedback I received from a lot of friends and fellow quillers, I gave her quilled and pearl eyes.

The coloring, embellishing and some quilling away from completion.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Do share your comments, suggestions, feedback with me, would love to hear from you.

Have a super creative day ahead!

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