At my downline meeting Mona taught us how to do paper quilling. Here's the project we all made.
It was so difficult to get a decent picture because my camera was going crazy with all of the shadows and spaces between the curled paper. It couldn't quite focus correctly (Yes, I need a new camera...I just need to get the money together first.). Here's a different angle.
All of the strips of cardstock are 1/8" wide and about 4" long. This is a very easy technique to do and the results are beautiful.
Tip: If you want to add paper quilling to a box like this one, glue all of the paper quilling to the box BEFORE you assemble the box together. It's much easier to glue in place when the box is flat.
In order to do this technique you need:
- Strips of cardstock (1/8" x 4")
- Bone Folder
- Glue (I used Tombow Mono Multi)
- Round Toothpick
Step 1: Take the strip of cardstock and run it across the bone folder to break up the fibers. You do this the same way you would curl ribbon with a pair of scissors.
Step 2: Take one end of the cardstock and wrap it around the toothpick. Continue wrapping the cardstock tightly around the toothpick until you reach the other end.
Step 3: Take the cardstock off of the toothpick. You can keep the cardstock tightly wound or let it uncurl a little for more space between curls. The end of the cardstock will uncurl the most and may stick out a little. Add a drop of glue to the end of the cardstock and glue it in place.
Step 4: Add a small amount of glue (you don't want it running up the sides of the curl) to the back of the curl and glue it in place. You may find it easier to make a small puddle of glue on a scrap of paper or a paper plate so that you can dip the curl in the glue.
Step 5: Adhere the curl to the project and hold it for a few seconds until it sticks firmly in place.
Like I said, it's very easy to do. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks for stopping by!