What is this blog?

This blog is about my crafts as I'm sure it's obvious, but rather specifically I post about my quilling. I suppose I didn't include quilling in the title simply because that would limit what I could put in this blog. In other words, 99% of this is in fact quilling.

There ARE periods where I don't post anything for a long time, but that doesn't mean I'm done with quilling! I'll post again. Eventually.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pattern for 3-D fish


















10 strips for the body, 1/4 inch, 5 strips for each half of the body

A part of a strip 1/4 inch wide to wrap around the 2 parts of the glued body, and a 3 mm one to put over that, to make the fish more colorful.

2 8 inch strips for middle fin

2 8 inch strips for bottom fins

a 4 inch strip for the top fin in the back, and a 6 inch one for the front

Eyes are a 2 inch strip and 1 inch strip glued together

For back fins, the upper most and lower most part consists of a 2 inch strip, and the middle two 1 inch strip

Lips are 2 1 inch strips. Don't be afraid to leave holes on them!

My recomendations:

If you want your fish to be multi-colored like mine, use 1 1/2 strips for each color, and glue each color every other one in 3 inch sections, then make a long chain and roll.

Also, my fish are made using pearlized strips, which I suggest!

If you want a girl fish like I made, then take a very short black strip and use small scissors to cut 4 slits on it, and glue behind the eyes, cut as necessary.


Do you not understand a part of the directions or how to make a part of the fish? Then just ask me!

6 comments:

  1. Great fish, Rachelle! Welcome to the blogosphere!

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  2. Hi, Rachelle. You may be young, but you are quite talented. These kissing fish are just adorable. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Charlotte
    www.theartofquilling.com

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  3. Keep the passion for quilling going!

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  4. Thanks so much you guys!

    And Charlotte, that means a lot to me, thank you very much :D. I've also checked out your site before through searching for quilling-I love seeing quilling sites and blogs :D.

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  5. Sweet fish, Rachelle! Love the tiny eyelashes. Keep up the great work.

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  6. these fish are well done...they even look like they are swimming.
    I am glad I have found your blog.

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