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One Day Paper Quilling

For my one day project me and Audrey make a paper quilled peacock. We had a problem with the peacock not sticking to the paper so we decided to add more glue to the paper so it can stick better.

A Colorful Year

In only a single day of paper quilling, I have not only finished two projects, but also learned the importance of patience. Paper quilling is a craft that takes great perseverance, because it can be really frustrating  when the pieces of paper that were glued fall over again and again. What is important isn’t the ending product, but the process of you getting there. A piece of artwork can be made with only a plate of glue and pieces of paper.

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Throughout one day, time management was an essential element. The time spent of everything has to be planned. I found the last hour really stressful, because I thought that I couldn’t finish it. One other challenge that I had faced was figuring out where each color and shape should be placed. As you can see, the head of the dog is based on red, the tail is green, the front leg is purple and the hind leg is blue. A mix of these colors can be seen in the body. I tried to vary the shape and size of each coil to make it more interesting.

All in all, one day was a great experience.

 

 

Paper Quilling

For my OneDay project, I decided to join paper quilling for Chinese New Year group. I chose paper quilling because I like doing paper quilling and I wanted to challenge myself to try to make something big with simple techniques. Me and my partner (Cara) had the idea of a peacock

Here is the picture of when we started to plan our idea onto paper:

After we planned our idea onto paper, we started to paper quill our idea. This is the picture of when we just finished the border of flowers and the frame where 福 would come later:

Then we wrote 福 upside down and started to work on the peacock. The peacock was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be. This is our finished product:

 

I learned a lot during OneDay. I learned about different techniques and styles paper quilling. There were many problems during the process when the paper wasn’t sticking to the glue,  when the shape we made was too small or too big, or when our originally planned idea wasn’t working.  I also learned that paper quilling requires time and patience because paper quilling needs a long time, like a big picture like ours. If we had a chance to do this again, I would choose an easier idea and not rush though because it would ruin the picture.

Paper Quilling

For my one day project I chose to join paper quilling. The reason I chose to do paper quilling is because I want to challenge myself to use something different to make art.  I made a peacock by using the techniques I learned from paper quilling.

This is a picture of me designing our artwork.

My partner (Audrey) and I went through something tough situations like the paper wasn’t sticking to the paper. Then we figured out that we weren’t letting the glue dry.

paper quilling

In this one day program, I decided to make something using paper quilling.

I borrowed  it from enrichment paper quilling so It was easy to prepare things l needed.

At first, I thought it would be easy to make things such as snowflakes,  clovers, and some of leaves, but it wasn’t.

The hardest thing was I had to make all things the same which took a lot of time.

So, unexpectedly  l couldn’t make  a lot of things I had planned to make  and it was kind of challenging.

Though l had made things l hadn’t planned to make at the end of the day, I was pleased at making something cool.

I made bookmarks with bees and hearts as you can see in this picture  and some flowers.

At next time, I will plan to make after thinking  if l’m  able to make these things.

l think it was very cool experience and it was a very very happy day.

 

My Chinese New Year Hanging decoration

New year is coming! I wanted to make a hanging for my house. So on ONEday, I created this great project: A Chinese hanging for new year. This hanging has great meanings. It means each year you have something left.

I used a total of 6 hours to do it! It was a tough and hard project. For the biggest fish I used nearly a hour to create it, for the 3 smaller fishes I each used around half of an hour. I used the morning to created all the fishes and the others in the afternoon. Although it took me so much time but I think it’s worth it.

I followed the procedure to do it:

1. First I made this fish. It took me nearly a hour to do it! But it looks so great and so cute, isn’t it adorable? I made it’s body first, then I glued it’s pattern, eyes, and decoration on. Afterwards I sewed the whole thing together: with the tail, mouth, and the side.

2. Secondly I sewed these 3 fishes. I sewed the blue one first, then the pink one, then the orange one. I sewed the pattern of the fish, and then sewed the body pieces together, and added cotton into it. These fishes took me a lot of hours to do!

3. In the afternoon I made these 3 lanterns. It took me pretty long too! I sewed the patterns on the lanterns first, and then I sewed it together, while putting cotton inside. Afterwards I glued the top and the bottom decoration on to make it more realistic.

     

4. I glued all these on the big round background. After adding some decoration and strings, my project was nearly done!

From this project, I learned a lot of things. I learned that sometimes take time to work on a huge project is also important, you can achieve lots of things. And you need to be patient on these kinds of big project. If I didn’t kept on working, I may couldn’t achieve this.

Next time, I would want to make it better. This hanging looks great but if you actually look closely there’s all kinds of mistake: glue spreading out: threads dangling around, some places not perfect… Next time I will make it more carefully and leave no mistake or problems.

Fortune in the Forest (Paper Quilling)

Personal Reflection

I got my idea from this picture online.

This picture inspired me to make something related to family and friends because that’s what Chinese New Year is all about, celebrating the New Year.

Challenges: One of the biggest challenges was that it tested my patience. It took a long time to coil the head and the body, and I was really frustrated that the head would not stay on the body.

Successes: My successes were that in the end, I plucked up the patience to finish making the mom in the family portrait, and I was really proud of myself.

Process:

First I drew my plan.

Then I started working on the first person

I added the background

I made the mom and finished

In the future, I plan to do something else that requires less patience but is also related to art.

Paper Quilling 2018 One Day

For One Day this year, I decided  to do paper quilling. This would test my patience and how i can work with small amounts of resources.

First, I found the design that I wanted to do  on Pinterest.

Second, I found the papers and glue that I would need.

This is my final product.

I had extra time so I decided to make a flamingo.

and I had more time so this is my last piece called the Rainbow Sushi.

Fortune in the Forest (Paper Quilling)

Personal Reflection

I got my idea from this picture online.

This picture inspired me to make something related to family and friends because that’s what Chinese New Year is all about, celebrating the New Year.

Challenges: One of the biggest challenges was that it tested my patience. It took a long time to coil the head and the body, and I was really frustrated that the head would not stay on the body.

 

Successes: My successes were that in the end, I plucked up the patience to finish making the mom in the family portrait, and I was really proud of myself.

Process:

First I drew my plan.

 

Mystic Blue

 

My inspiration for my paper quilling project.

 

 

I first traced the horse with paper so I could get my boundaries.

 

 

Then after that I started to fill in the horse with paper.

 

 

I ran into a problem, I ran out of the color I needed so I used different colors, I used purple for the hoofs and light blue for the tail.

 

And then I used the same light blue for the head and then I finished it.

 

What I learned from this project is how to paper quill because before I didn’t know how to before this and how to make your passion into a reality.

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