This is probably the craziest thing I have ever made. Except maybe for the hundreds for feet of paper chain I had made for my wedding. Remind me to tell you about it some time. Anyway so I made this circle art. Its 4 feet long by 2 feet high. This involves using lots of paper, glue and time. Lots and lots of time, and some times your friends time too. Instructions after the jump!
You will need Quilling Paper in a multitude of colours in 3/8" width. Your favourite liquid craft glue (I like a gel), a wooden skewer, a canvas of desired size, paint to cover said canvas. A large amount of white craft glue (mod podge).
Start by taking one piece of quilling paper and curling one end along a straight hard edge (I used the skewer). Similar to curling ribbon for a present. Then start to curl the ribbon tightly. keeps as most tentinos on it as you can with out breatking paper.
contine to roll untill entire piece is done.
Then glue one your next piece and roll. And roll and roll..... do this many many times adding different colours. It takes quite a bit of that time I was talking about earlier.
However the result is pretty. I like to do colour waves - like here orange to yellow to green etc - or fades - light blue to dark blue say.
The next step I didn't take photos of because as discussed previously there is something wrong with me, but simply dip the wheel into white craft glue (podge) and let it set. This stiffens the back and makes it one solid piece that can be pilled up with the dozens of other ones you will need. Also it will prevent it from slipping apart which can be disastrous.
FANTASTIC on of a kind art that you made!
It really is stunning and fills one with a sense of pride in an accomplishment. mine sits over my bed. See:
No I dont do pristine sheets. I like scrunchy and lived in.
Also this pieces will be an attraction for tiny fingers so watch out for that!