Quilling is a very exciting form of artistic expression
The colored strips are rolled up with a special pen, the elements glued together, and thus create various decorations and even everyday objects as well. The rolls can add up various shapes, flowers, leaves, exotic insects and beautiful landscapes. During the Renaissance, the french and italian nuns and monks have been decorated book covers and other items with Quilling technique. After painting and gilding the impact was amazing, like an original wrought-iron decoration. The Quilling has become really popular in the 18th
I often get questions, how to print on textile with laser printer? Now I share you the tricks.
You’ll need a dense woven, but not too thick linen sheets, or patchwork material, cutting it a bit larger than an A4 paper size, leave 1-1 cm on both sides. Next step is ironing carefully.
You’ll need a good quality glue stick (Pritt) and an A4 printing paper. I apply the glue on one side, particularly focusing on the edges and corners. You have to place the textil carefully on the paper, and smooth
Interestingly, I’d like to show you where I met first time he technique of decoupage as a creative activity.
I used to sew only my own wardrobe, and a few clothes to my family. Thus, sewing was the only creative activity, which I ran beside work. I bought regularly and the magazine, called “Burda”, of which I took out the patterns. Since 1987 I collected a lot number of the magazine. Even today It take place in one big shelf, the fashion is changing, but the cut lines come back over
I’d like to introduce a good friend of mine, Barbara Nyíri. She will tell her own words, how she started to deal with glass painting. How became this nice hobby to someone’s passion.
I started painting in 2012, accurately painting lamps from glass. The idea came from a very neat-handed colleague, Andrea, who gave me a handmade gift few years ago. I wanted to give something special for one of my best friends for her 30th birthday, therefore without any previous experience, i jumped deep into painting.
Nowadays, it’s trending to decorate our home in style of Provence. But what does that mean exactly? The name came from a South French region, which is famous from it’s wonderful landscape, fine dining, spices, the best wines, turquoise blue sea and the beautiful weather. Who wouldn’t love this? The Provencal – style has an age-old tradition, preserves certain elements, keep and further develop some others, uses it today outside and interior design as well.
The interior designers use to apply the nature-inspired motives, and drawings.
Strawberry is the first beloved fruit of spring. Not only, because it’s fragrant, juicy and luscious, but it gives a large amount of vitamin C, after the long and dark winter months.
In our family, strawberry has a tradition. My son was born in the middle of May, and the birthday party is unthinkable without a strawberry cake. Talented women has been inspired by this fruit, decorating their homes, kitchen with strawberry motifs…
Let’s decorate items with decoupage technique & strawberry!
Matt Tommey spent his youth is South Georgia, where he started to create handmade baskets.
He combines the traditional basketry with rustic elements. In his works he uses natural materials, such as grapes and wistaria. His art is not just about baskets, but also a sculpture, and a kind of self-expression. Before starting the work he goes out for a walk in the nearby forest, where he collects the raw materials. He also uses different metals in addition.