by Lydia Fiedler
Learn the basic techniques of paper quilling.
- Quilling tool (Quilled Creations tool used here)
- 1/4" x 11" strips of quilling paper or copy paper
- Mini glue dots
- Liquid glue
- Cardstock and embellishments
Insert one end of the copy paper or quilling paper into the slot in the quilling tool.
Slide the tool as close to the end of the paper strip as possible and begin rolling the paper around the tool.
Keep pressure on the coil of paper while rolling it to keep the coil tight and even.
When you come to the end of the paper strip, keep pressure on the coil.
Gently slide the coil off the quilling tool, keeping pressure on the paper.
Relax your grip a bit to let the coil expand to the size you want.
Where the cut tail of the paper is, pinch the shape to form a point. Adjust the "eye" of the coil to the desired position before crimping a point into the paper. Be sure the tail lines up with the point.
This is what your quilled petal will look like before you glue the tail down.
Add a little liquid glue to the tail and glue it to the quilled shape, lining up the edges carefully.
Pick up a mini glue dot with the "eye" portion of the the quilled shape.
Adhere the quilled shape to cardstock.
Use the quilled shape on a completed card.