Quilling is one of the most creative forms of art which can keep one hooked on to it for hours at length. It makes use of strips of paper, shaped or glued together to make decorative designs. The Quilling paper can be curled by hands or with something as simple as a toothpick.
Quilling tools are available too and the coil designs can be improved a great extent if one uses proper Quilling tools.
How to get started with Quilling?
To start Quilling, all one need is a piece of paper and a tool. Even a toothpick works, but one gets a tighter and clean coil if he has a proper tool. Then we need to include the paper into the slot of the tool and then hold the paper with even tension as we turn the tool with backwards or forwards depending on which one is easier to the individual. When we get to the end of the paper strip, we have to take it off. The integrity of the coil depends on if we want to make a tighter design out of it or we want it to be loose. Sometimes, tighter coils can be difficult for beginners to deal with. One way to ensure the coil, leaving the tool without unraveling is to press your thumbnail on the barrel of the tool tip as we take them off. Once the coiling is done, we can take the roll off the tool and glue it depending on the design pattern we want.
How many types of Quilling are there?
Quilling can be of two types:
- 2D Quilling:
- 3D Quilling :
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