Quilling is great for all ages thanks to the simplicity of the techniques and how relaxing it is.
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Play around with different placements and pressure to create lots of marquis versions. It was one of the few things ladies could do that was thought not too taxing for their minds or gentle dispositions. It's also pretty addicting — which is why we're giving you the deets on how to make dozens of different shapes. If you want to continue on to making a square, gently open up the shape between your fingers. For an open coil: Finish the coil, then remove it from the tool and allow it to expand. Once it has fully expanded, add a dab of glue and press the strip down carefully to secure. If you'd like the crimp to be more visible, allow the paper to hang slightly over the edge. Save We're way into the new craze called quilling. Slug Start with a marquis, then wrap one end around the tip of your finger or a quilling tool. Teardrop Make an open coil, then place it between the thumb and forefinger of your non-dominant hand. You don't want it to expand after you remove it from the tool. Teardrop Variations Basic shapes can be manipulated to create even more shapes. Tweezers[ edit ] Tweezer Tweezers are used to make delicate coils to prevent warping and unraveling. From here, you can easily create a paisley shape. The final shape will be determined by how much you pinch or press the the coil together and where you place its center.
For younger children, it is recommended that a Curling Coach be used with the slotted tool. Circle sizer ruler[ edit ] The circle sizer ruler is not essential in making coils into a desired size after curling.
It makes curling the strips much faster and easier than if they were curled with just the slotted tool. Curling coach[ edit ] Curling coaches make a great compliment tool for slotted tools and are recommended for younger kids and for people who like to quill 3D miniatures.
If you want to continue on to making a square, gently open up the shape between your fingers. If you'd like the crimp to be more visible, allow the paper to hang slightly over the edge.
Marquis First make a teardrop shape, then pinch the opposite end as well. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day. Needle tool[ edit ] The needle tool plays a supporting role in the craft.
Quilling also spread to the Americas and there are a few examples from Colonial times. Save We're way into the new craze called quilling. Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met.
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