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How to Make Cute Owls

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Paper Quilling Tutorial – How to Make Cute Owls

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Paper Quilled Fringed Flowers With Multi Coloured Fringes

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In a previous tutorial, I made paper quilled fringed flowers with plain fringes.

Quilled Fringed Flowers

For full instructions on how to make fringed flowers from the previous tutorial, follow this link.

 

In this paper quilling tutorial, I am going to add colours to the fringes.

Take a strip of quilling paper with a width of 10 mm. DSCN3606 (2300x1733)

 

Draw a straight line along one edge of the quilling paper with a texta pen or highlighter pen of any colour of your choice. The line does not have to be perfect, it can be a thin line or thick line. Using another colour or shade, draw another line next to the first line. Again, the line can be of different thickness.

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While I am at it, I made more lines and colours on different strips of quilling paper.

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Next, fringe the quilling paper by making small and even cuts about three quarters across the width of the strip (and on the side where the coloured lines are). The cuts should be at right angles to the edge of the paper.

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I am going to make fringed flowers with small coloured centres, so I glued a strip of thin quilling paper about 10cm long to the other side of each strip of fringed paper.

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To make a flower, insert the thin paper strip into the quilling tool and start turning the tool to make a tight coil.

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Keep turning the quilling tool until the whole strip of quilling paper is rolled up. Apply a little glue at the end of the fringed paper to finish off. Repeat the same with the other strips of fringed paper.

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Press the fringes down and you will get beautiful quilled flowers with lovely multi-coloured fringes.

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Paper Quilling Comb Patterns & Designs

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Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

Beautiful paper quilling patterns and designs can be created with the quilling comb technique. Basic step-by-step instructions on how to use a comb to create paper quilling patterns are available in the tutorial: Paper Quilling With A Comb.

The materials required in this paper quilling tutorial are different coloured quilling paper, a comb and glue. The comb used for quilling can be any of these items: a quilling comb, an afro comb, an onion holder or a normal comb. A small baby comb is used in this tutorial!

Join two strips of quilling paper to make a longer strip of paper. I have used a green strip of paper and a blue strip of quilling paper.

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

 

Start somewhere in the middle of the comb. Insert the quilling paper around a prong, at one end of the green paper that is joined to the blue paper.

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

 

Start wrapping the green paper around a prong on the left of the starting point, then on the right and so forth.  The full instructions are available in my previous tutorial: Paper Quilling With A Comb.

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

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Continue wrapping the strip of green paper until it becomes very short. Trim off any excess and apply a little glue to stick the end of the paper to the pattern.

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

 

Now, take the strip of blue paper that is on top of the pattern and wrap it in a similar way around the prongs of the comb, but in the opposite direction with the paper layering on the top side of the comb.

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

 

Continue making the pattern until the blue strip of quilling paper becomes very short. Glue the end of the paper to the pattern. The pattern should look like this, blue layers of paper on top and green layers of paper at the bottom:

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

 

Carefully remove the pattern from the comb. Notice how the loops of different colours are facing each other.

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

 

Fold the pattern so that the green part of the pattern are enclosed by the blue paper.

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

 

Take another strip of blue quilling paper and use it to wrap around the pattern.

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

 

Finish making the pattern by applying glue at the end of the strip and trim off any excess paper.

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

 

The same quilling comb technique can also be used to create another awesome quilling pattern. After removing the pattern from the comb, just bend the pattern in the opposite direction. The green colour will be on the outside and the blue colour in the centre.

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

 

Wrap the pattern with another strip of quilling paper and you’ll get another beautiful paper quilling design!

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

Paper Quilling Comb Patterns

 

 

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How To Make Honeycomb Coils in Paper Quilling

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Honeycomb Coils

This is my own technique for making small loops inside a coil in paper quilling. The loops are made on a strip of quilling paper and then wrapped together to create a honeycomb pattern inside a coil.

Here are the instructions on how to make a honeycomb coil in paper quilling designs. Join two strips of quilling paper to make a longer strip. For this tutorial, I have used two strips of quilling paper of different colours to indicate where the strips are joined.

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Insert one end of the quilling paper into a slotted quilling tool. Make a few turns on the quilling tool  and roll the paper  to make a small coil.

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Remove the coil from the quilling tool. Insert the paper into the quilling tool again at about 1-2 cm from the coil.

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Start turning the quilling tool towards the first coil and make another small coil next to the first one. For me, it does not really matter whether I turn the quilling tool clockwise or anti-clockwise as long as the small coils start to clump next to one another. You should see two small coils on the paper now.

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Repeat the process and make several more coils.

Honeycomb Coil

 

Continue making the small coils until you reach the second strip of quilling paper.

Honeycomb Coil

 

Wrap the strip of paper around all the small coils so that they are arranged neatly next to each other. Apply a little glue at the end of the paper to finish close the coil. You should get one big round coil that looks like a honeycomb with the small coils inside.

Honeycomb Coil

 

The honeycomb coils can be pressed or pinched into different shapes as required for your paper quilling projects.

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Paper Quilled Flower Pot

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Miniature Flower Pots

Miniature paper quilling designs are so lovely to look at. This paper quilling tutorial shows you how to make a miniature flower pot with a bunch of tiny flowers. The materials for this  quilling project are strips of quilling paper, a slotted quilling tool, a toothpick and a small amount of glue.

To make the miniature flower pot, join 7 strips of purple colour quilling paper and 1 strip of white colour quilling paper to form a very long strip of paper. With a quilling tool, start rolling from the purple end of the long strip of paper to make a tight coil.

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Gently push the centre of the coil so that it extrudes outward to form the shape of a flower pot.

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Apply a generous amount of glue on the inside of the pot to hold the shape. Let the glue dry.

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Fringe a strip of green quilling paper to make the leaves of the miniature plant.

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Twirl the fringed quilling paper around a toothpick coated with glue.

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Take a strip of quilling paper with a smaller width and wrap it around the top rim of the pot to give the pot a more ecstatic look.

Miniature Flower Pot

 

Make about 8-10 small yellow fringed flowers. The instructions for making quilled fringed flowers can be found in one of my previous posts.

Miniature Flower Pot

 

Push one end of the toothpick into the centre of the pot. Trim off the other end of the toothpick not covered with leaves. Stick the fringed yellow flowers onto the toothpick. Stuff the bottom of the pot with more green fringed quilling paper and use glue to hold them in place.

Miniature Flower Pot

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