Make a loose roll and glue it. After it dries, pinch opposite sides.
Roll one end of the strip towards center. Turn and roll the other end also towards center.
Fold the quilling strip in half. Roll each end towards center.
Fold the quilling strip in half. Roll each end towards outside.
‘ C ’ Scroll
Mark the center of the quilling sheet using a pencil. Don’t fold. Roll both the ends to the center.
First make a loose basic roll. After sticking the end of the coil, let it dry. Now, apply glue in the other ring and using the needle, push the other inner rings to the point. Keep applying glue to each ring at the same place till the last but one and stick the inner ring.
Make a loose basic roll. Like in marquise, pinch two opposite ends. Also pinch the other opposite ends to shape it as a diamond.
Make a loose basic roll and pinch opposite sides to make a square pattern.
Make a loose basic roll and instead of pinching four sides for a square, punch just three angles to make a triangle. Ensure that the sides are equal.
Make a loose basic roll. Pinch it get a ‘s’ like design for making a leaf.
Make a teardrop and bend it lightly so as to look like a petal.
After making a loose basic roll, just shape the same to give it an oval appearance. Ensure that there are no folds.
Make a loose basic roll and apply force to one side with the help of the needle and press the two ends to get the half moon shape.
Once you are good at these, you can proceed to make your first paper quilling project.
You can make flowers, small ducks, birds, fishes, bees and just anything using your imagination and creativity.
But the best would be to start with a simple one. Once the design is decided, arrive at the number of pieces you require for it and make them first.
Finally assemble them in a contrast colour paper by gluing them to it.
It’s a simple process once you are familiar with the shapes.
Apart from making wall hangings of it, you can even stick simple and small designs on photo frames, gift envelopes and make greeting cards too.
For this, you should not glue up the end of the basic roll until you stick it on the design. It is left open, instead of being curled up and glued.