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