My Latest passions : Quilling & Nail Art

With New year , I have found new passions to indulge in .

For long I was thinking to get a nail art kit , but the obscenely high cost of them , kept me from buying them.

Then this  January , I bought a nail art kit  from Amazon as it was on quite a discounted price ,and after it arrived and I tried , I was HOOKED.

The same day I ordered more image plate( round discs with engravings or designs etched into them ) , more special nail paints ( thick and quite opaque nail paints )  costing almost 2 K . 😐

There are endless designs you can create using the kit , Imagination is the limit.

Hence , perfect for a person like me , who can easily get bored with a hobby .( My Cross stitch panel is still lying somewhere in 80% completion stage )Image

The second one is Quilling ,  which I accidentally discovered while waiting for the attention of a super busy elderly shopkeeper in neighborhood stationery shop . While waiting I was checking out the items  on display behind the cash counter , and the pretty pink flowers on a cardboard box caught my attention.

As I was already in search mode for ideas on how to make a handmade card for my husband on Valentine’s day , I thought to try them .

And when at home , I made my first quill , I was totally smitten by the beauty of the quilled roll in my hand  and the endless possibilities it held.

I searched some designs on internet and started making my card .

Over the period of 2 days , I learnt that there are many techniques within quilling to give different results ( all of them are breathtakingly beautiful) .

I ordered some more supplies from CraftGully.com , mainly consisting of  quilling strips ( long thin strips of paper is different colors , ranging from 1mm to 1 cm ).

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4 thoughts on “My Latest passions : Quilling & Nail Art

  1. I keep seeing quilling in the craft magazines I buy! I’ve not been tempted to try it yet. It reminds me of like the 90’s when old folk used to do that so I think it’s putting me off! I like your flower though, cute. Keep going with the nail art, it’s super fun and absolutely addictive!

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    1. Ha ha. Yes, doing things which does not involve digital devices seems old age .
      But it reminds me of my childhood and also a tangible thing in your hand has its own charm .

      I will surely experiment more with the nail art.
      My nails are quite soft so most of the time they chip off 😦
      I do this nail art with stamping kit as I am not good with the tools , which is a disadvantage too .
      Will keep checking your blog for new ideas , for sure.

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