Now a days i am very facinated with Paper Quilling techq. In market these kind of papers are avaible or for practise you can start with any normal but thin paper. In market these papers are already cut in thin size bt if you are doing it 1st time then just cut your thing paper into 3mm or 5mm width like a long stip below. Quilling isn't a difficult craft, but it can take a little practice to get the tension right.
I cut normal A4 size paper in to3mm strips. Now for quilling we need a quilling tool like below;
I have done my practise with toothpick, i just give a slit to toothpick by paper cutter and started to quill. I took strip of paper and gently put the end into the slot of the tool. Make sure that only the tiniest bit of paper protrudes through to the other side of the slot. Then, holding the tool in right hand and the paper between other hand, slowly turned the quilling tool so that the paper winds evenly around the tip. Keep some tension on the paper while turning the tool, but if we tug too hard it may tear it! so we should be careful about it. By turn the tool upside down, & allowing the quilled coil to fall on any platform. The paper will begin to uncoil a little, then when it stops uncoiling use a toothpick to stick the glue on the end of the paper. Hold the paper together for a moment or two until the glue dries. Here are some basic shapes and samples;
these shape i found on net so just posting for information. Now soon i will post my quilling flowers, cards, photo frames etc. Well i have found very interesting info on this basic shapes, hope u all find it easy too.
Pick up your coil and with the thumb and index finger pinch it together forming a shape with a point at one end and leaving the other end rounded. This is a useful shape for flower petals.
Taking your teardrop shape, gently press your pointed end to one side to curve it over.
The marquise or eye shape
Take another coil and this time hold it between the thumb and index fingers of both hands. Pinch tightly with both hands to form points at each end. The marquise is one of the most useful shapes in quilling.
Make another marquise but this time after pinching the ends move them in opposite directions creating a twist in the shape.
The half moon or crescent
You will need your quilling tool again for this shape. Take one of your coils and push the handle of the tool into the circle, squeezing the two ends to form points.
A slightly tricky one this time. Holding the circle between your index fingers of each hand, push the bottom of the circle up with your thumbs to create a triangle. Pinch the three corners to sharpen them up.
Start by making the teardrop shape but before letting go of the pinched end push it back into the main part of the circle to form an indentation. Sharpen up the two outside points if required but they can be left rounded.
Bunny ear or shield
Similar in appearance to the crescent, this shape is made without using the quilling tool as a former. Holding the coil in one hand use the index finger on the other hand to push an indentation into the circle. Then pinch the two resulting points to sharpen up the shape and make the ears.
First make a teardrop by pinching one end. Then, holding the pinched end, use your finger to push the other end towards your other hand forming an indentation. Pinch the points to sharpen up the shape.
Make a marquise as before, then turn the shape 90 degrees and repeat, pinching two more points to make a star. Press hard at each point to sharpen up the shape.
This one needs both thumbs and both index fingers! Hold the circle between all four digits and gently press into a square shape. Squeeze each corner to transform your circle into a square.
The holly leaf
A pair of pointed craft tweezers are useful when making this shape which is, of course, great for quilled Christmas cards.
Squeeze your circle together in the center using your tweezers. Using your fingers pinch one end and push it towards the center, repeat at other end to form a holly leaf shape.
Paper quilling instructions - Open coil
Open coils or scrollwork can add a delicate touch to a quilled item. This time we do not glue the end of the paper strip once it is coiled.
Easy one! Just coil as normal but after leaving it to relax do not glue the end.Open coils or scroll work can add a delicate touch to a quilled item. This time we do not glue the end of the paper strip once it is coiled.
Easy one! Just coil as normal but after leaving it to relax do not glue the end.
Take your length of quilling paper and fold it in half. Roll from one end in towards the fold line until a small section of paper is left preceding the fold. Do the same for the other end. Try to leave the same amount of free paper on each side of the heart so that it lines up nicely when finished.
Worked in the same manner as the heart above, but roll away from the fold line creating the coils on the outside so that the finished result looks like a letter V with outward facing curls on the open ends.