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Recent Items I made or transformed

I have been going through my items to sell for the next craft show and re-gluing items, taking apart items and creating new parts to them which are labeled below with the before and after photos, and adding photos of items I never took pictures of. All of these updates/creations happened in 2013.

The bird above was not selling and I thought he looked messy. So I took off his back tail feathers. The below picture is the makeover of the new bird. The body of the bird is made from recycled manila file folders.


The picture below was the old bird that was not selling so I re-worked
 his back tail feathers. You can click on the image to see the pictures much bigger.

The picture below is the makeover of the fancy bird. Almost similar
 to the other bird re-made bird above. The body of the bird is made from 
recycled manila file folders.

The mini cupcake below took possibly 3 or 4 hours to make. It is very tiny and is hollow inside.

I made this flower while teaching a class. I had it sitting around so I cut it down to size the white card portion then I added two paper background colors to the card that were close to the flower colors. I think it helps the card stand out. Pink checkered scrapbooking paper on top of red colored scrapbooking paper and then the the white paper with the flower on top of that.


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June 16, 2012 Teaching a Quilling Class

Saturday June 16, 2012
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Ages: 12 to Adult

Paper Crafters Unlimited Store
Location: 568 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY 12061
Phone number: (518) 512-5088
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Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quilling tool to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.

Children age 12 and older, teens and adults are welcome to attend. If your a beginner or at a higher level I can provide teaching and have the time to work on projects that are simple or that can challenge you.

PLEASE RSVP and there is a $5.00 reservation fee to sign up to reserve your seat.  You can call, email (staceysmile@gmail dot com), or stop by the store to reserve …

Quilling and Zentangle 3d Purple Doll

The 3d doll took me 11 hours to create her. I started first with the skirt and zentangled with a Bic purple pen and created the pattern from ideas online. I sketched it out first in pencil then erased the pencil marks and went over it in pen. The zentangle part took three hours just for the Bic pen part. Then I built the body around the skirt. The arms took the longest and struggled with them. I never add faces to the dolls because I am afraid I will mess it up and have to start it over. Quilling paper was used for the body. I used manila file folders and shredded my own strips for the skin tone. I had feathers at home so I cut some pieces off and added to the hat. The doll was finished on July 30, 2013.

Quilled guitar

I finally stopped procrastinating and followed through with a clients project she asked me to do a month ago. I used quilling paper to create a guitar. It is a 8 by 10 frame and fits the frame. It took 4 hours to create. Created 9/4/16

The second image is is what inspired me to create the guitar with the tulips. It is not my design it is a vector I found on the web.  I liked it and it helped motivate me to create.