Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Quilling Basics

I'm excited that quite a few readers have expressed interest in giving quilling a try! Be on the lookout for a Valentine Quilling 101 tutorial that will be available soon at Craftzine, but until then, here's an abridged version of the Quilling Basics article I wrote for CardMaker Magazine a couple of years ago, as shown this month in the publisher's online newsletter.One of the patterns, a whimsical little bird, can be found here. Also, you might want to check out the right sidebar on this page where you'll find quite a few tutorials for simpler projects, perfect for beginners. And as always, if you have specific questions, don't hesitate to ask in the comments section and I'll do my best to answer.

8 comments:

Meg said...

This is great Ann, thanks! I'll be checking these out and I'll be on the lookout for the Valentines tutorial for sure.

Meg said...

Wow is that spider in your right sidebar really a beginner project? It says in the tutorial that it's not that hard to make but it looks amazing! I can't believe it's made from paper.

Ann Martin said...

Yes, it really isn't hard, once you know how to roll and shape the tight coils (body, head, and eyes). Just follow the step by step directions for the legs and antennae. I know you can do it! Nothing about quilling is hard once you put in some time getting familiar with the basic shapes.

Meg said...

I'd love to link to this tutorial on my blog. I did a little practicing today- Nothing great and I improved on the materials. I definitely want to work my way up to that spider!

Ann Martin said...

Sure thing, Meg, a link would be great. I'm positive you'll be able to make the spider before long. Have fun!

Meg said...

Hi Ann, Can you let me know if it's ok to use one of the picture from this post? I'll of course link to you and the artist.

Thanks,
Meg

Molly Smith said...

Too cute Ann! I love the fiber on the edge also. Great birdy card. Congrats on getting the online newsletter spot .. that's always a double whammy! Yay! ~ Molly xo

Melissa said...

Thanks for this! It's been a while since I've been back here for a vist, but your blog and quilling are very much on my mind for this year! Now if only I could get a break in my work so that I can have more time to play...

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