Oh Deer! One Year Paper Quilling Project

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Introduction: Oh Deer! One Year Paper Quilling Project

Talking about unfinished projects, I think I got a box of unfinished projects. Whether it's because I stuck on the idea, running out of supplies, or maybe just not in the right mood :p. But now I really want to finish this Deer-Tree paper quilling that I started in 2019. In 2016 I made a design for a tote bag, and then I thought that it would be interesting if I made the paper quilling version of it.

I remember that I was unable to finish this project because I wasn't confident with the deer's face. Look at that poorly drawn deer face, I was afraid that the project wouldn't turn out well because the face looked like some weird creature instead of a deer :( Drowning in insecurity, I put my project in my box, and it got forgotten because of assignments, examinations, and other activities since I was in my master degree. Now that I don't have much activity and I see the Instructables contest, I have strong motivation to get this project finished and then hang it on my room wall. Let's get started!

Supplies

  • Motivation :D
  • A4 white paper
  • Paper strips (0.5 cm)
  • Colored paper
  • Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • PVAc glue
  • Glue applicator
  • Cylindrical tool (I used a plastic straw)
  • Painting brush
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

Step 1: Removing the Dust

First thing first, I have to remove the dust on the project. All this time I stored it in a 3D frame, but it turned out that the frame didn't repel the dust :( I always remove the dust on a paper quilling project using painting brush, no. 2 (not too big, not too small) just the right size to remove the dust between paper strips. I gently blow on it to help removing the dust.

Step 2: Finishing the Tree

The tree was mostly done, I just needed to add some branches and leaves.

To make the leaves I used two forms of leaves. The first one I used a straw to make a cylindrical paper strip and then pinched the paper strip to make a 3D leave-shaped paper strip. In the other form, I cut the colored paper into a simple leave form.

Step 3: Finishing the Deer

As I mentioned before, I wasn't confident with the deer's face. I decided to resketch the deer's face, hoping it would turn out well.

After that, I started to do the paper quilling from the easiest part, the eyes. Then the nose and ears, and then the overall face. Until now, I usually made flowers, popsicles, or typography paper quilling. I have never made a face using paper quilling. So this is kind of new for me. The technique was quite simple. I just glued the paper strips in a certain pattern/direction. It's quite simple but needs a lot of patience :) Please see the video to see how I arranged the paper strips.

Step 4: Pat Myself on the Back

I think I really need to praise myself. Really. After all this time finally, I get to finish this dream project. Remembering how I decided to pause this project because I wasn't confident with my drawing, one year later I got this project finished in three days :D

Thank you so much for reading this instructable until the end. I hope you can find this Ible useful to you. See you next time :)

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    17 Comments

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    dancingnymph
    dancingnymph

    1 year ago

    I love the deer, quilling has never appealed to me before but now I'm being tempted! Please can you add some more instructions about how the gluing works and what order to do things in to get the structure and the infill. x

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    quinzyvarira
    quinzyvarira

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much for you feedback :) maybe I was too focused on finishing the project, I forgot to mention how I started 😅. I will make an update step to explain the initial process, and I'll notify you when I added the update. Thank you :D

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    thediylife
    thediylife

    1 year ago

    Amazing design, it came out looking great!

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    quinzyvarira
    quinzyvarira

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks a lot :D

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    doing2much
    doing2much

    1 year ago

    You sure got my vote, this is GORGEOUS!

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    quinzyvarira
    quinzyvarira

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much :D

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    quinzyvarira
    quinzyvarira

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you 😄

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    1 year ago

    Gorgeous!

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    quinzyvarira
    quinzyvarira

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks! :D

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    rocket radhi
    rocket radhi

    1 year ago

    Fabulous 👌

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    quinzyvarira
    quinzyvarira

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you 😄

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    Relliott715
    Relliott715

    1 year ago on Step 4

    Beautiful, I love your design. It's very organic.

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    quinzyvarira
    quinzyvarira

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you 😁

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    3LRusS1T0
    3LRusS1T0

    1 year ago

    Nicely done! You've got my vote!

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    quinzyvarira
    quinzyvarira

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you, that's very kind of you :)