Quilling Paper Types
Quilling is an ancient art in the history of human society. We see different definitions regarding the concept of 'quilling.' To put it in the simplest terms, we have defined it as:
“Quilling is the art of creating decorative designs from thin strips of curled paper.”
Quilling paper is available on the consumer market in over 250 colors and dimensions. It can be divided into various categories, like solid colored Quilling paper, graduated Quilling paper, two-tone Quilling paper, acid free Quilling paper and other assorted parcels of Quilling paper. It is available in various dimensions, such as 1/8”, ¼” and 3/8 broad paper parcels.
Two-Tone Quilling Papers:
This is another important type of quilling paper. It is quite similar to the graduated quilling paper in its use. The look consists of a concrete color on one side and comparatively lighter color on the other side. Although, with two-tone paper, the color remains same, however, the intensity of color is different. The main use of this quilling paper is to provide a desired level of softness to the quilled subject. It possesses the capacity to quill many papers in a single spiral.
For an in-depth look at the concept of quilling, make sure that you possess some important quilling tools. First, you need a quilling tool, or a toothpick, in order to cover up your paper in a rounded mode. Obtain some tweezers and a paper cutter. You can use cardstock for the cutting paper.
Avoid using a thick paper in order to avoid wrinkling during the process of rolling.
Ensure the strips smoothness and uniformity in their width.
making white flowers quilling, follow the instructions below
Just before you affix them to the page, it is best to create a tiny pond of gum, or glue, on a piece of wide cardstock. With the help of tweezers, set it on the page without touching the bottom of the spiraled figure to the glue.
Place it vigilantly without leaving any paste marks on the quilling paper.
While creating larger figures, always employ a 12” strip, rolled tight. After that, take off the pressure and let it relax a little bit. In case of a 'sun' figure, rays must be roughly 6” strips. Roll them in a firm manner in contrasting directions on each side, nearly 1 inch. You can twist the middle area with your hands.
If you'd liked to make heart flowers, use 4” strip or larger, depending upon the specifications you choose. These strips must be in a half-twisted mode and spiraled in the interior to the core point on each surface. Now, free the spiral from pressure until they become the size you want.
Usually, leaves and stems are rounded by hand. Pull them gently, calmly by the glue and put it in the proper position.
that you use equally rolled spirals. If possible, place your finger at
the peak point of the spiral during the rolling process.
If you trim the strips yourself, there is a chance of having uneven dimensions. Avoid doing that. Make sure that you have the same width so that you get the same sized flowers.
Paste the glue over the coils carefully. It will save you from unrolling the coil and pasting the glue again.
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