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Saturday, March 13, 2010
More Quilled Shapes
Ok, Here are more shapes I have done!
The pictures aren't the best quality, but this was also my first attempt at taking a picture of something so tiny! I am enjoying this new found craft of mine. I am interested in making some miniatures eventually, but for now I need more practice. I've made a few flowers too but not anything quite ready to show yet. I also found that Elmer's Glue works better. The tacky glue I was using was, well, um, too tacky. You can kind of see it in the pics but those are practice and not going on anything for Etsy. The card has some quilled leaves on but those were made with bigger strips of paper and it was easier to not make a big mess! :)
I took a trip to visit my mom and stepdad about 6 years ago. I had lots of memorabilia from that trip and decided to make a scrapbook. I enjoyed making those first pages, and since then my style has changed so much. I never knew how much joy I get out of making things out of paper. It also is very relaxing for me when I am under stress.
I found the Etsy site through another website I frequent that is for scrapbookers.
I decided that, in addition to making my own albums, and gifts for friends and families that I could make some money doing it too, and that's how www.paperika.etsy.com was born!