One Day Paper Quilling Project for Chinese New Year
Step 1. We have drawn the basic patterns and ideas for the Chinese New Year, so that we can place the quillings in the right place.
Step 2. We have used the basic patterns and different colours to represent the happiness of the Chinese New Year, and we used the bright sun and some blossoms that just got bloomed, to show the new morning of 2018. In addition, we used the dog paws because its the year of dog, so we drew it and filled it with some quillings.
Step 3. We have glued the paper quillings to the paper, but we thought that we had to fill the white parts to make it more colourful, so we made some of the swirls to make it more creative.
Step 4. We have presented it to the class and we made a name for this art; it is called “The Secret Garden.” We chose this name because we used many flowers to make it look light, and it was like a garden filled with flowers. After that, we had time to make other things, so we made a card to celebrate Chinese New Year by including paper quilling to decorate the card.
Making the paper quilling was fun and stimulating, but there were some challenges because we thought that it will have an exact shape. However, it was different because we could only make easy kinds of paper quilling shapes, and it didn’t show the particular shape of the object. On the other hand, we thought about some solutions, which helped us solve the problem; we have cut a thin paper and put it around the quillings to show the exact shape of the object.
If I could try this One Day Project one more time, then I could change some of the variables to make it look better. First, I can try a different idea and get inspired from the animal of the year and draw or create the specific piece. Second, I could represent the basic topic without just using different ideas and just use one idea. It was an exciting project, however it also took some patience and hard work to make a beautiful art work and present to other people.
Paper Quilling helped us learn a new way to create art without only using drawing or painting and we could use the thin papers to make and create ideas of many different topics. In addition, it helped us learn another skill of art and I think we could try it out again as a hobby, when we want to use different kinds of art.