Recently I have been greatly inspired by Yulia Brodskaya, an amazing paper quilling artist and I decided I would make some Monograms in her style of quilling. As I have never done quilling before, I didn't want to spend money on special quilling paper ( truth be told I couldn't find any at craft stores near me!) or a quilling tool. So I bought 10 different colours of card stock and cut them to size.
I had a couple pictures of Yulia's work, and I tried to make wavy patterns like she does on her stuff, but really It felt like doodling. Once I got how to work with the paper figured out, it took me half the time of the first one I did.
This is quite a fun relaxing craft and can feel quite zen like once you get the hang of it! I hope you enjoy my tutorial!
Step 1: Supplies
- Round Toothpicks, I used about a dozen
- 10 sheets of different coloured paper ( I used card stock because that is what I could find in interesting colours)
- Paper cutter, or a ruler and exacto blade
- Elmer's Glue ( or tacky glue would be better but I used what I had)
- Computer and working printer
- 6-7 small weight things ( I used some paint containers and apoxie containers, and a package of sweet chili thai sauce... it was what was on hand...)