Monday, February 25, 2008


My newest favorite finds are swarovski crystals and Mrs. Grossman's lace stickers. has a "no minimum order" and "no shipping" policy. I love the flat back rhinestones size 12 to add fire and dazzle to my quilling. There are many colors to choose from.

You can find the stickers on the Custom Quilling link. There are several patterns and colors to choose from.

Paper Arts Retreat

Scrap Happy in Longview Wa put on a paper arts retreat. 60 retreaters enjoyed workshops, classes, make and takes, drawings and a catered dinner with time to work on their own projects too. Stay tuned for upcoming retreats.

Classes and Mini Meet

Paper Moon had its first of the year beginning quilling class and first quilling mini-meet in February. Check out their link for up coming classes and mini-meets.

Chocolates and Wine

The Broadway Gallery had a chocolates and wine tasting party during their First Thursday Art Open. Hand quilled valentines and chocolate boxes were the featured art. The Wine tasting was done by Capstone Cellars Winery Longview Wa

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

gold and silver edged quilling strips

New favorite product:
I have discovered two types of edged papers:
Touch of gold or silver edged quilling strips
Gilded and silvered edged quilling strips.
The touch of gold or silver papers give a frosted look and the gilded and silvered papers have a shiny solid line of metal. Depending on the look you want, both products have their place in my stash. Check out all the colors and edgings at Custom Quilling and Whimsiquills. If you want to add that touch of color to your existing stash, try tapping the edges of your coils and folded roses on a raised sponge ink pad. A friend of mine used a metallic pen and edged an entire pack of paper strips by standing the strips on edge, clipping and pulling the papers tight ,and ran the pen down the edge. I have found that doing a pack of papers is soooo much easier than doing one or two strips. I also found that giving the ink, whether pen or pad, a shot of heat from my heat gun will set the color. Edging your papers gives an added depth and interest for a rich looking project.