you can read part 1 here, where i gathered the materials needed to create a quilled card:
- long thin strips of coloured paper
- bamboo skewers in place of quilling tool
i coiled the long strips of paper by tightly winding it around a bamboo stick. my daughter helped here…
this creates a fairly tightly wound coil…
we made a bunch of these, then shaped them and placed glue along the edges. technically, i think i was supposed to glue the loose ends of the strip down as well. oh well, live, craft and learn :-)
we created different designs by gluing these coils and shapes onto cardstock.
i made it:
my daughter made it (a red winged black bird):
really fiddly but so much fun too! there is a texture and delicacy to them that can’t really be captured by photos.
this was our first attempt and we started with a couple of relatively simple designs. as with most things, there’s so much more we can learn. i will share some more intricate designs from a quilling enthusiast, to show how it is really done, next time. she also has some great tutorials. stay tuned for that in part 3…
what do you think of it? is quilling something you might try one day?© imadeitso, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to ana at imadeitso.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.