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Quilling For Beginners. Basic Quilling Shapes.

  1. About Quilling
  2. Basic Quilling shapes
  3. Quilling scrolls

About Quilling

Quilling is a unique hobby that teaches you attention, spatial thinking, improves motor skills, develops your taste and imagination, allows you to create stunning masterpieces from the most accessible material – paper, and simply gives pleasant minutes of creativity and relaxation.

There are no boundaries for creativity. And for creativity from paper – even more so. After all, paper is an easily accessible and cheap material, which, moreover, has excellent decorative properties. The main advantage of quilling is its simplicity and accessibility of materials.

The modern industry of creativity has created hundreds of types of paper, different colors and textures.
Every year they produce a huge variety of new products for quilling, ranging from templates to a variety of cutting machines. For beginners, the initial set is enough for making rolls – spirals from which you can create real pictures.

For beginners, we will give tips on basic elements having mastered that you can make beautiful cards, paintings, decor items.

When creating the simplest quilling crafts for beginners, you need the following:

• Paper Quilling Strips
• Slotted Tools
• Paper Quilling Template Board
• Scissors
• Tweezers
• Glue

Basic Quilling Shapes.

The quilling technique for beginners involves folding patterns and pictures from simple basic elements.

Tight Circle – Roll the entire length of the paper strip with the tool. Do not let the roll expand, open and glue the end to the roll.

quilling for beginnersLoose Circle – Roll the entire length of the paper strip with the tool. Let the roll expand. Glue the end to the roll.
quilling for beginners
quilling for beginners

Teardrop -Roll a loose circle. Pinch a point on the circle. Curved teardrop – make a teardrop and curve point.

quilling for beginners

Marquise -pinch two points at the same time.  Curved Marquise – Make a marquise and curve the points.

Triangle – Make a teardrop. Push curved part to make a flat side.

Rectangle – make a marquise. Turn it slightly, push the points in toward the center and pinch two more points.

Square, Diamond – make a marquise. Turn it 90 degrees, push the points in towards the center and pinch two more points.

Half Circle – Make a teardrop. Pinch a second close to the first point. The distance between the two points will determine the height of the half circle.

Quilling Scrolls

Scroll – roll a paper strip. Do not glue the end to the coil. Unroll part of the coil and shape.

Heart Scroll – fold the paper strip in half. Roll the end inward towards the fold. You can use a dab of glue to keep the scrolls together.

“C” Scroll – roll half of the paper strip. Then roll the other end of the paper.

“S” Scroll – roll half of the paper strip. Then roll the other end of the paper in the other direction.

“V” Scroll – Fold the paper strip in half. Then roll each end outward.

“Y” Scroll – Fold the paper strip in half and roll each end outward. Place glue near the fold and press together.

quilling for beginners. quilling scrolls

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