Sunday, August 9, 2015

Handmade Photo Frame with Quilled Flowers

Hello friends,

      Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Here I'm to tell you how I made a beautiful photo frame and what made me to do this. Well, first of all I would like to thank two teams, 'Indian Quilling Challenge' and 'Create Something Catchy'. They have given a very good opportunity for me to boost up and show out my talents in arts and craft. I was bit sad that I couldn't participate in August first week challenge of create something catchy but I'm happy that my photo frame project is applicable for both Indian quilling challenge and Create something catchy.

    Yeah! I made this photo frame as a project to submit in both the contest. Okay, let me tell you how did I get this idea to make this photo frame. Well, when I heard of the theme create or decorate a photo frame using paper quilling. I was confused whether to just decorate a glass frame which I already have at home or create a new one. But the thing is I haven't created a photo frame or decorated a frame before. So I decided to get idea from google the boss I just search 'paper quilling photo frame' and just had a look at all the results in the images. Was looking into the models for two days but I'm not that much impressed about samples which I saw in the search. Then at last came the weekend and decided to create and decorate the frame with paper quilling peacock since the contest was dedicated to one of our nation leader. So I want to use our national bird to honor our national leader.

   But there came the twist after seeing the August 2nd week challenge from Create Something Catchy team. And the topic was to make flowers. So I made up my mind to decorate the frame with beautiful and colorful flowers. After deciding to create a frame I jus had a rough idea like I make some base using cardboard box then some flower or heart shape frame on it then decorate it with quilling flower. Then I started to search all over my room to get a cardboard box and I wanted it to be not too small and not too big. Later I ended up choosing some old sunscreen lotion box. Then I started to cover it with white chart paper and let it aside to dry. Then now again another confusion. Yeah! Whether to make a frame in flower shape or heart shape. Okay. Already I'm gonna decorate using flower so will make frame in heart shape. Searched and found a wedding card and cut it in the shape of heart.

   Now all the basic thing for the frame is done. Made small rose flower using white color 5mm paper quilling strip and pasted it in the corner of the heart. Later I wanted to give some different impression to the frame base. So I pasted bits of tissue paper all over the cardboard box then let it dry. After the rose flowers are well set on the heart, started to color it using acrylic color and let it dry. When the cardboard dried started coloring it with my very old lipstick. Yeah made a small bag using old cloth, applied the lipstick over the bag and just pressed and dragged over the cardboard box and it came out well. Then started making paper quilling flowers in three colors blue, yellow and pink. Each flower gas 6 petals and petals of yellow and blue flower is made of 1 full 2mm paper strip and pink petal made of half 2mm paper strip. After done with all the flowers, photo frame and base. Started to stick it using white glue. Felt the base was plain so just wrote 'Smile' using green color 2mm paper strip. Then when everything got dried, applied varnish over it. And here is the outcome and hope you all liked it.