Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Quilling the line

I had an un-quilled printed card left over from my earlier experiments with shadow borders, so I decided to add some quilling to it over the holiday weekend.  This is the result:

I wanted to try the technique of intersecting a 'straight line' strip with open curls as I have seen other quillers do to great effect - notably Yulia Brodskaya, who is surely an inspiration to us all! I decided to glue down the straight strips first, and found this was not too difficult to do with the short lengths I used here. But I would imagine that doing it with longer strips would be much more challenging. Does anyone have any tips for this? And has anyone succeeded in gluing down a large circle outline made from a single strip? I'm sure that keeping a perfect circle shape must be very tricky!


  1. Philippa,
    This is also a beautiful type of quilling and never tried to do it. Your card is already above what you can do.

  2. That is so pretty. But then all your cards are.

  3. Love the simplicity of the design. Although of course it's not so simple to achieve simplicity when it comes to quilling! A circle of regular quilling paper would be very difficult to do perfectly. Cardstock weight would make it easier or use regular quilling paper to make a ring coil of several thicknesses.

  4. Thanks everyone, and for your suggestion Ann. Going to have to experiment with this one ...

  5. I always wondering on how put up the straight strips i.e alphabets ; tried actually but to no avail. Guess i am not that good LOL



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