Not QUILT but QUILL - Paper Quilling? Today's project features the fun and festive technique of Paper Quilling and a Paper Quilling Tutorial.
Now, I have to say that this is my very first attempt at Paper Quilling. The technique has been around for years (some say it began in China in 105 AD others say Egypt) but, it has always looked a little intimidating to me.
But I now have to say - YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS TECHNIQUE! With the correct tools and a little imagination, you will create some very cool projects! How is it done?
Paper Quilling Instructions:
- Choose a Designer Series Paper pattern and cut it into 1/8" wide strips.
- Slightly curl the strips with a Bone Folder to soften the paper (you are breaking the paper fibers).
- Wrap the end of the paper strip around the Paper-Piercing Tool and begin twisting.
- Curl the strip of paper into the desired shape, and loosen if necessary.
- When you have created the shape you want, dab a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the edges of the curled paper and adhere it to a piece of card stock.
Paper Quilling Tips:
- For a looser curl, use just the Bone Folder to curl your paper.
- Use Paper-Piercing Tool to manipulate your curled strips when creating and adhering your design.
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue is your best glue for Paper Quilling as it can be applied in very small amounts, it's super sticky and it dries clear!
I hope my creation looks like a pumpkin to you. It does to me but, I KNOW what it is supposed to be.
Thanks for checking in today. Let me know if you give this technique a try!
PS - I used Clean and Simple's Fall To Sketch 158 for my card:
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