More Quilling Adventures

As I mentioned in my Quilling post last week, I did a bit more experimenting.  I made all the shapes on the instruction leaflet that came with the kit I used.

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And then I made as many other shapes as I could find instructions for, gluing them to a piece of card (wonkily) to keep as a reference.

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While doing these I realised that of the three slotted tools I have, there were a couple of very different sizes.

So I made a reference chart for those too – using different lengths of paper.

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Then I spent a good couple of hours just messing around.  I made a bunch of shapes and put them together in a circle defined by a stencil.

I made a pretty swirl thing – the cat hair is a design choice, honest.

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And remember this bunny from the last post?  It’s an inspiration piece I found on Pinterest.  I made a half-hearted attempt at doing him, with scraps of loose paper so there’s no real colour scheme.

I plan on doing more quilling.  I enjoy seeing things come together from seemingly random pieces.  I have some ideas I want to try next, when I get a chance.

In preparation I’ve bought a pack of paper strips – lots of colours in 4 different widths.

And I’ve also ordered one of these – mine hasn’t arrived yet so this is a picture from Pinterest.

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It’s a grid guide for something called the husking technique.  Should be interesting 🙂

 

Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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