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Surprise it's me. Yeah, I know I told you that someone familiar would be filling in for me for the next two Mondays, but I'm filling in for the filling in person - Beth (showmestamper). Beth had planned to be here today to bring you this fun TLC, however; she had a family emergency that required her to be out of town, so here I am - posting her project for her...as I grab my bags and head to the airport to catch my plane to CHA! I won't be around to answer questions you may have, and I feel bad that I'm leaving you with no guidance, but I'm confident that you all can participate together and work out any questions you may have between yourselves. I bet there are a few quillers out there already who will have all the answers. So are you ready? Beth has outlined today's challenge below:
Quilling is the art of paper filigree: creating coils and swirls from strips of paper and arranging them in a beautiful way. Here are just a FEW of the quilled items already in the gallery to give you some inspiration and get your creative juices going…..
As you can see, you can create many different looks from the same technique. So how do we do it?? You can run to your local craft store and get some precut strips of paper and a quilling tool OR you can just run to your craft table. We can cut our own strips (any size really, but I would start with 1/8” or ¼” strips) using our paper cutter. Note that thinner cardstock works best for quilling and this is a great opportunity to use up some of that not-s-wonderful cardstock that you may have in your stash. Instead of a quilling tool, you can just use a round toothpick, a needle or a hat pin.
We have our tools and supplies, so let’s get started. Place the toothpick near the end of the paper strip and start winding the paper around the toothpick. You want the paper to wrap over itself so you have a stacked coil. When you reached the end of your paper, add a SMALL amount of paper glue to the end and adhere the end to the coil. This will make a tight coil. If you want a looser coil, simply release the tension on the coil a little before you glue it. A little practice goes a long way in creating coils. The hardest part of making coils is making many coils that are the same size; however, there are very inexpensive size guide tools available that make that easier too.
If you want to make shapes such a teardrop, simple pinch one side of the coil. A triangle is three pinches. You get the idea!
To glue the shapes to the card, again use a small amount of any paper glue.
So now that you have the basic idea, off you go! For even more inspiration, check out all the creations in the gallery already.
Oh, goodness! It's been years since I've done this. I know I still have a big plastic big full of supplies in the basement. Guess I'll have to find my way through the cobwebs (eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww!) and pull it out.
Melody ~ Isaiah 40:31 ~ Fan Club Member ~ gallery
My GOD can do amazing things. Ephesians 3:20
Thanks Marilynn...for your info and your links. I really liked how this technique came out...even though it was a little more time consuming then I had anticipated. The first one I did was a dragonfly...but then I kept looking at that fish and wanted to try it. I used a little bit of stickles to glitterfy the fishy.
Let's just say....after this challenge, I am going to confession Saturday night!!!!! Lynn, I hope you have a wonderful trip. This was a heck of a challenge for me, but thanks for challenging me to do it. Ladies, you girls rocked this challenge and my hat is off to you if you still have an unharmed bottom lip. I chewed the heck out of mine. lol Here is my card
Here is my Quilling Sampler Card. It didn't take me that long to make. Only took me about 1 hour. I have had a terrible time getting onto Splitcoast to upload it. It has taken me almost 3 times as long to upload than to make. Oh well it is here now.
I have never posted anything before ever but I could not resist. I have been quilling for the past two weeks having finally found the time to practice the skills I learned at a quilling class a few months ago. These are ATCs that I am hoping to be able to trade next month- if I can force myself to give them away. I also have some cards but my digital camera died yesterday as I was trying to take pics of them. Is there a time limit to post quilling?