Tutorial - From Etsu Johnson
First and Foremost after printing and cutting out any coloured strip to be used in a quilled shape, fold it in half lengthwise – that is: so it is half it’s original width, but the same length. White sides to the inside, coloured sides to the outside. As shown below:
Where I have provided you with very thin strips for spiralling/wrapping around your base object, then unless stated on the sheet, you do not need to fold these in half. Do take extra care when cutting out the thin strips, and make sure the white side is out of sight as you roll/wrap. When you place your work on your card/project you will be placing it with the creased/folded edge uppermost – so the colours show. The open edges will be to the bottom of your work. Specific instructions for each project are provided on the sheets / in the kits – using these basic shapes/methods. To Begin: If you do not have a quilling tool, a cocktail stick and a dab of glue will suffice. Simply substitute the “slotting into tool” instruction with “attach with a small dab of pva glue to the end of the cocktail stick” (NB: take care that you can remove the coil from the stick when you are finished rolling!). A Basic Coil: The secret of good quilling is to maintain an even tension as you roll the paper strip. This will produce a more regular evenly spaced coil to work with. The finished product looks much neater,
Line up the end of the paper in the slot on the quilling tool.
Turn the tool so the paper winds tightly around it.
Release the coil.
and the centre and twist tap the peg on hard surface to even out the layers
A finished Peg
A Solid Coil:
. or a cocktail stick
These all take practice to get right. but are really pretty simple to get the hang of.
TEARDROP Pich the coil into a point using your thumb and forefinger
EYE SHAPE Pinch the coil at both ends
OVAL Gently squeeze the coil with the join on one side
SQUARE Make an eye shape. To help keep your shapes more uniform.
A finished basic coil. Use as little as possible. then pull the point over to 1 side
HEART SHAPE Make a teardrop.
Roll a tight coil but don’t let it go
Glue the end down.
Seal the coil by pressing down firmly onto a cocktail stick. To smooth the centre keeping the coil tight.Put a small dab of pva glue on the end of the strip. place a cocktail stick Remove the tool. or if you prefer a ruler is a good enough rough guide. then pinch the other two sides to form a squre
RECTANGLE Make in the same way as a square but with 2 long and 2 short sides
LEAF SHAPE Make an eye shape then gently press 2 opposite edges together
PETAL SHAPE Pinch the coil into a teardrop. using your thumbnail. try using a measured grid base. Peg: As the Peg is made from solid paper. it is worth the trouble of smoothing the layers and tidying the centre for a neater finish. then put a dent in the rounded end.
Basic Shapes: All of the shapes show below are used in my projects/sheets.
This is not as long as a strip of florist wire.
Paper Sticks The important thing to remember when rolling paper sticks. Spirals Spiralling takes practice – as with coils the secret is in keeping the tension as you roll – keep the paper taut as you roll the wire.5 mm paper strips.Turn in end of strip as tightly as possible
Roll by hand into a tight coil
Keeping coil tight.
When you have wound the whole strip. dampen the end and wrap round the wire at a 45 degree angle. push with your finger or use the head of a round headed pin. carefully push the paper off the end of the wire. but I have found it works well in all of the projects I have made for CUP sheets/kits. The solid coil is also used as the base shape for making a dome – see below: (The dome is one of the shapes used in my “box of
chocolates” shadow box card/project kit.
To make the dome – gently
Spirals and Paper Sticks: The following shapes involve the use of florist’s wire. is to roll the paper round the wire tightly and keep it centrally aligned – keeping the ends even. With this kind of crafting I find I can let my imagination run free! The paper sticks cope well if you use a cocktail stick to wrap them around.
tighten the spiral by pulling and twisting it at the same time. 3
. if you do not have any then do what I did and get hold of a medium sized paper clip and unroll it.
Using 1/1. Hold the paper and twist the wire. apply a dab of PVA glue
A finished coil
This is difficult to get the hang of but well worth the effort. Also a fine knitting needle will work very well here too.
My aim on the sheets is to give you the colours and strips you need to make the items. Lastly. Push over sharpened end of a pencil or small round pin head. Method 2: Make a tight roll. If any white does show try and keep this to the inside of your coil as you roll. Roll the paper tightly round the wire. adding a spot of glue to secure. make sure the coloured edge of the folded/creased side is facing uppermost. when you glue the finished sheet to your card/project. have fun! To Conclude: Take care when cutting out the colour strips not to leave any white edges showing. and to be neat and straight. so grey and yellow are used instead. Continue rolling. Fold the corner of a thin sheet of paper over the wire and glue it down using PVA glue.
2. gradually moving the paper further up the tool to achieve a bell shape.
3. together with instructions – as ever with CUP kits/sheets – be creative in your card making! Most importantly of all.1. Use whichever method works best for you. Add a little glue every few turns to keep secure. glue off loose end. and turn 2 – 3 times.
The bell shape (as used on my motorbike sheet. or special tool to give bell shape. Glue the end of the paper in place and remove the wire. When folding down the length of the strip again try to fold evenly down the centre.
You will see on some of my sheets I have used greys and yellows where gold and silver would look great (for example the bike bell/tank/wheel inners and handles all would look stunning in silver).
. Feel free when working to use your own strips of gold or silver paper cut to the sizes I have given you on the sheet if you wish. with the raw edges facing downwards onto your work. Thank you for looking. Smear glue inside bell – allow to dry. 2. This is due to the fact that most domestic (home) printers cannot well reproduce these colours. 3. 1. as well as others) is made as follows : Method 1: Slip end of paper into tool.