I've read about quilling and even tried a very simple quilling piece before, but the other day, I saw this amazing quilled monogram on Craftastical and decided I had to make it my weekend project. The bonus: I already had everything I needed! Score! I love free projects.
(For a more in-depth tutorial, visit Craftastical!)
|I cut way more 1/4" strips of paper than I needed. I have more than enough for two more blue and pink monograms!|
|I started by outlining the letter in a darker shade of blue. I used my bone folder to make the corner folds really sharp.|
|Letters with curves are wayy harder than letters without, but I managed to do it without too much difficulty.|
|I rolled all of my curls by hand as I went. I really would like to have a quilling tool at some point. I can imagine that makes it much easier, but it's not too hard to roll them up manually. I found that the easiest way to create the design was to do the strips that I wanted to extend outside of the letter first, and then go back and fill in the blanks. I pretty much glued them down as I went, trusting that I wouldn't make a mistake. It was just easier this way because then they would stay where I wanted them instead of going all over the place.|