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)
*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.
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.
Make two 2 inch squares for the windows. Paste two pieces of paper together and let them dry, these will be the window panes.
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.
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.
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).
Make lots and lots of blue shapes. Use med blue along with TARDIS blue for a bit of variation.
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.
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!
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