Introduction: Quill a TARDIS!

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I recently discovered the wonders of quilling! I also have a relatively unhealthy obsession with science fiction. What could be better than to combine the two? I'm quite a Doctor Who fan, so I decided to use the TARDIS as my inspiration because a girl can never have too many pieces of Doctor Who paraphernalia decorating her house. Here is what I used:

black paper cards stock (8 1.5 in sheets)
TARDIS blue card stock (12 x 12 in sheets)
medium blue card stock ( 12 x 12 in sheets)
light blue card stock (12 x 12 in sheets)
cream colored card stock 12 x12 in sheets)
quilling tools
*I use a straight cut paper shredder to cut my paper. So I tend to do a lot of my cutting as I go along. With the exception of the TARDIS blue, which I used a LOT of, I think I started with 3 sheets of each of the others, pre-shredded.

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I wanted some different lengths to work with, so I sorted that of before I started. Its not optimal, but occasionally I'll paste pieces together to get longer pieces. That's where pre-cut, manufactured, quilling paper is always better, those long, beautiful pieces....sigh....too bad I'm too cheap to buy it! I also traced the basic outline of the TARDIS on a piece of the cream card stock.

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Make two 2 inch squares for the windows. Paste two pieces of paper together and let them dry, these will be the window panes.

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Glue the windows and doors in place. Very carefully attach windowpanes. Make another square, about 1.5 inch, for the small sign below the windows. I decided I wanted my TARDIS to look like it had two doors, so I pasted two pieces of black paper together, like I did with the windowpanes, and glued that down the center.

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Make bunch of half inch triangles to begin building the black police box sign. If it has really obvious gaps, fill them in with small circles.

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Fill in the windows and smaller square below the windows. Using the same technique that was used on the windowpanes, add some definition to the police box sign ( square it up a bit, give it corners).

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Make lots and lots of blue shapes. Use med blue along with TARDIS blue for a bit of variation.

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Take all those blue shapes and start filling in the TARDIS. I used a lot of heart shapes for this because The Doctor does have two after all! Once the inside is filled in, fill in the outside. I shredded 3 sheets of cream card stock and had leftovers. I think the nice cream color contrasts nicely with all the various shades of blue used in the TARDIS.

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And here it it! A unique, geeky, piece of art that any Doctor Who fan would be happy to have! Now I have to make a shadowbox of some sort to display it! Please consider voting for me in the paper craft contest!


burningsuntech (author)2017-09-24

Say now... This is really interesting. Thanks for the intro to quilling. I wouldn't have known about it if I hadn't seen your instructable. Thanks much!

Bands-are-life (author)2015-06-02

I LOVE this, thanks so much for the instructable!

alilshock (author)2015-03-30

OMG a craft for us whovians!!!!

BigRed1973 (author)2014-03-20

Love it!! I know a young man who will enjoy this!!! Nicely done!

If you make one, post pics! id love to see it!

kretzlord (author)2014-03-17

does anyone know the pantone for tardis blue

anguevuberwald (author)kretzlord2014-03-19

2955c I believe. I used my phone screensaver and picked the closest match :)

sunshinejudy63 (author)2014-03-17


Thanks it was fun to make!

bsayers-garcia (author)2014-03-17

Super cool :)


NetWt4Lbs (author)2014-03-17

And I just thought of something that would be totally awesome and holy crap pain in the butt to do...
The exploding TARDIS or starry night

anguevuberwald (author)NetWt4Lbs2014-03-19

I considered the exploding tardis! I need more practice before i attempt something that intricate. Thanks for your kind words!

NetWt4Lbs (author)2014-03-17

EEEK!! This is awesome! :)

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