From here, you can easily create a paisley shape. You can curl the shape from the point to the base by rolling it between your fingers. So many shapes!
Marquis First make a teardrop shape, then pinch the opposite end as well. The final shape will be determined by how much you pinch or press the the coil together and where you place its center.
Play around with different placements and pressure to create lots of marquis versions. Slug Start with a marquis, then wrap one end around the tip of your finger or a quilling tool. Do the same to the other end but in the opposite direction. Looks pretty for a slug, doesn't it! Square or Diamond Create a marquis shape, then rotate it 90 degrees and pinch both sides again.
This will create a diamond shape. If you want to continue on to making a square, gently open up the shape between your fingers. C Scroll: Roll both ends of a strip toward the center. To make open hearts, fold a strip in half, and crease. Roll each end toward center and glue to card. Swipe here for next slide Photography: Gentl and Hyers 6 of 13 Step 4: Tight Circle Tight circles are one of the most basic quilled shapes, and are used to make the quilled frame cards.
To make a tight circle, slip paper into the slot on the quilling tool, placing paper's end flush with edge of slot. Photography: Gentl and Hyers 7 of 13 Step 5: Complete the Tight Circle To complete the tight circle, turn tool until strip is rolled into a firm cylinder. Remove paper from tool, and glue closed to complete your tight circle.
Photography: Gentl and Hyers 8 of 13 Step 6: Teardrop Another common shape is the teardrop, which is also used in the quilled frame cards. To make a teardrop, create and glue a loose circle; pinch one end to form a point. Photography: Gentl and Hyers 9 of 13 Step 7: Frame If you want to design a frame or border for your card, create a freehand pattern that incorporates several of the basic shapes you've learned.
Alternatively, you can purchase a published pattern, many of which are available in clip-art books. Here, we arranged a series of fleurs-de-lis, each made from three V scrolls of graduated sizes, and one teardrop. Form and glue individual shapes, using the pattern as a guide.
Then use a ruler to draw a rectangle on the card. Dab points of glue on undersides of quilled shapes and position them, standing on edge, along the pencil line. Hold in place for 15 seconds to allow glue to set.
To see quilling used in the classroom, you can contact your child's school district. Slotted tool[ edit ] Slotted Tool The slotted tool is the most important quilling tool as it makes curling coils much easier and faster. The quality of the coil is noticeably higher compared to a coil that was curled with a toothpick or hand. For younger children, it is recommended that a Curling Coach be used with the slotted tool. Needle tool[ edit ] The needle tool plays a supporting role in the craft. It is used primarily to apply glue to hard-to-reach areas of the coil or quilling design.
Tweezers[ edit ] Tweezer Tweezers are used to make delicate coils to prevent warping and unraveling. They keep the coils the same size which is important when making something with duplicate coils, like flower petals. Tweezers are also helpful in inserting paper in tight spaces. Circle sizer ruler[ edit ] The circle sizer ruler is not essential in making coils into a desired size after curling.
To see quilling used in the classroom, you can contact your child's school district.
This will create a diamond shape. To see quilling used in the classroom, you can contact your child's school district. Play around with different placements and pressure to create lots of marquis versions.
To make a fringed flower such as a daisy or a zinnia, scallop the top of a strip of paper, and then cut fringe. If you want to continue on to making a square, gently open up the shape between your fingers. Or spread glue inside to hide the glued area. The teardrop is an excellent example of this. Slug Start with a marquis, then wrap one end around the tip of your finger or a quilling tool.
You can write a message in your own hand, adapt one from a calligraphy book, or create one on a computer. Teardrop Variations Basic shapes can be manipulated to create even more shapes.
Slug Start with a marquis, then wrap one end around the tip of your finger or a quilling tool.