Quilling Technique?

Decorating By JenniSize Updated 25 Jun 2013 , 3:51am by JenniSize

Sassyzan Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 6:29pm
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AAre very lovely work! I hope she likes it. Let us know!

JenniSize Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 7:38pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 



wow you're brave--i never send out for approval --might not get it ;)

i'm a do it first get permission later type or maybe do it first screw permission ever icon_biggrin.gif


but good job


and question for you, please


what is it that your dummy is sitting on??? looks very efficient




Normally, I don't send out for approval. This is the first bride that has not displayed any sort of trust in my abilities. I wouldn't do it, but I'm afraid that if I don't and go ahead with it, and she hates it, she'd cause problems for me later on. My hope is that she appreciates my going above and beyond and will pass along raving reviews rather than bad mouthing us later on. I've heard too many horror stories on here.



The dummy is sitting on one of the Wilton wave formers. I needed something to keep the dummy steady while I worked and that was the only thing I could think of. It work fairly well. I'll have to think of something else though, when I'm making them for real. I'll have to use larger dummies for the larger tiers and I don't think those formers will be big enough. What's that saying? ... "necessity is the father of invention" ... or something like that. icon_smile.gif




Originally Posted by -K8memphis 



and remnant's post leads me to another thought


it's like some peeps can't tell from a swatch or a yard how the dress will look or the wallpaper or the paint kwim?


so i hope the bride can visualize this for you ;)


Yeah, my sister is the same way. She's the baker part of our little enterprise. I'll describe a design I have in mind for her and she can't picture it. She has to see it either in sketches or the real thing.


She can visualize food combinations like nobodies business though. She'll describe a new recipe she's thinking about trying, and I got no clue. Unless it's chocolate. Then it doesn't matter. It always sounds good. icon_biggrin.gif


I'm still waiting to hear from my bride. Hopefully the pic will be sufficient for her to picture. I seriously don't have time to do a full mock up. Not to mention the cost of the materials. So I wait, fingers crossed for the okay.

-K8memphis Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 7:42pm
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wow you and your sister make a great baking/caking pair!


hope this client & cake work out for you


i hope you can feel free to cut her loose if she gives you any flack


best of the best to you

JenniSize Posted 26 Mar 2013 , 4:48am
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We're a go on my technique. My bride was totally fine with the sample (pic) I sent her.


Thanks all, for the suggestions and support.


I'll be sure to post a pic of the finished cake.

-K8memphis Posted 26 Mar 2013 , 4:36pm
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she couldn't find anything better than yours!!! wonderfully done


guilligree for the win!!

-K8memphis Posted 26 Mar 2013 , 5:32pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 


she couldn't find anything better than yours!!! wonderfully done



 wait not that she was out comparing or anything nononononono


i meant yours is great ;)

TBDQuilling Posted 27 Mar 2013 , 8:23pm
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Because quilling is made with paper.. That's why it's also called Paper Filigree.

Quilling/Paper Filigree was created to replicate Metal Filigree because metal filigree was too expensive for small religious organizations so the nuns trimmed books and wound the paper strips on quills to create the filigree pattern. Some fo these objects survived and are seen in museums. Quilling has had a long road to be recognized as an art form and not a craft. We now have many professional guilds around the world.  

I believe this will also be true of Fondant Filigree.

Filigree is a technique used in a lot of art forms. I've been quilling for over 50 years and love that filigree work is done in so many mediums. I’ve seen it used in plastic, yarn, paint, fondant and other things.

And because of it’s unique beauty, Fondant Filigree deserves its own name.


TBDQuilling Posted 27 Mar 2013 , 8:26pm
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Quilling because it's made of paper has limitations that fondant filigree doesn't have. I think it's a beautiful art form and have watched it's birth and growth with interest.

JenniSize Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 3:51am
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I should have posted before now. Honestly, we've been so busy I forgot about it.


As it turns out, the groom got cold feet or something and called off the wedding the week before. The mother of the bride called to let me know. They were baffled about it. But she assured me we were fine and would be their first choice if the need arises again.


But, if I ever have a request, I'll be ready.

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