Friday, March 7, 2008

Scrapbooking 201: Quilling

Quilling - Step by Step

Supplies needed:

Quilling paper strips
Quilling tool
Quill cork board
Liquid adhesive

Step 1. Roll thin pieces of quill paper on Quilling tool. You could use real thin cut strips of paper and a needle in the end of a pencil (i.e. poked into the eraser), it is not nearly as convenient, but doable. Now you will need a pattern board and have a good eye to determine the size of quilled circles you will need. The quill board is like a cork board with circles of all different sizes that you compare your circle too and let it open up to fit the size circle you are going for. Once you have this figured out, go to step 2.

Step 2. Glue end of flap to the circle. Hold for a couple of seconds while glue starts to dry and will hold. Let dry completely before proceeding to next step. I did all the quilling and all the gluing in one setting, then the next day proceeded with the next step.

Step 3. Hold the glued quilled piece in between your fingers and with the other hand, use thumb and fore finger to pinch the end making a point. I did this on all the pieces. Depending on your project you may need to pinch one time for say a round leaf, twice for a pointed leave, say 5 times for a poinsettia flower petal, and so on.

Step 4. Organize into desired design and adhere to background paper. There is a few quilling books out there on the market to find cute patterns for creating great little elements on a layout.

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