Quilling for Beginners

Tips for Using Metallic Quilling Paper ~ Sparkly and shiny, metallic paper can add some wow to your quilling! www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Tips for Using Metallic Quilling Paper

Those of us who have been quilling for a while are quite familiar with the fact that different paper companies produce vastly different products. Some quilling paper is thicker than others. Sometimes a color can vary greatly from brand to brand. But one type of paper requires another set of quilling tricks all together, and that is metallic paper. This week, I’m sharing a few tips for using metallic quilling paper for your crafts. This post contains affiliate links. If…

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How to Use a Quilling Paper Mold for 3D Domes - Start making mini domes and bowls with a mold -- www.thepaperycraftery.com

Using a Quilling Paper Mold

I’ve come to a realization recently. I figured out that as much as I enjoy coming up with quilling paper tutorials for my blog, I’m pretty sure that writing about and reviewing quilling tools comes in a real close second. I love finding new and efficient ways to create my quilling designs, and there are so many available out there! While there are some fun gizmos that can be really useful to your quilling, there are also be a bunch that…

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Do you need a battery operated quilling tool? ~ Pros and cons of using an automatic quilling tool for your designs || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Do you need a battery operated quilling tool?

About a month ago, I stumbled across a selection of craft tools on a discount website. Now, this is in no way going to be a recommendation of that site (since I’ve read many mixed reviews), but the fact that they were selling quilling supplies really caught my eye. I scrolled through for a bit and found a battery operated quilling tool. The price was absolutely unbelievable, so I took the plunge and ordered one. After trying it out for…

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Beehive Quilling ~ Add some lightness and dimension to your quilling projects with this simple, but impressive technique! || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Beehive Quilling Technique

When I first started sharing my quilling tutorials online, one of the first emails I received was asking if I could demonstrate how to do beehive quilling. But not only did I not know how to roll beehive coils, I have never even heard of them! Now I’m starting to see it more and more. And, after some research and practice, I’m finally ready to share a quick introduction to the beehive quilling technique! This post contains affiliate links. If you…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Swirls for leaves and filigree details || www.thepaperycraftery.com

How to Make Quilling Paper Swirls

  So, some real talk about my quilling paper journey. When I first started studying and practicing quilling, I was super intimidated by swirls. Those beautiful, swoopy designs formed from multiple strips of quilling paper. I didn’t understand how they were made and I thought I never would. But, I watched a few videos, and one day…click. I got it. And, of course, they were much easier than I was making them out to be. So now its time to…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Scrolls || www.thepaperycraftery.com

How to Make Quilling Paper Scrolls

So you’ve practiced your quilling coils, made tons of teardrops and paper squares… and you’re ready to learn something new! Let’s continue on this quilling paper journey and talk about how to make quilling paper scrolls! Most often, quilling paper scrolls is simply a matter of rolling a coil, but leaving a little unrolled tail on the end. Take the scroll off your quilling tool, and that’s it! Easy as pie! But that’s not all! Of course, there are a…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Squares

So far, in this quilling for beginners series, we’ve tackled basic coils and curvy shapes, such as teardrops and marquise. Let’s now move on to another part of quilling: how to make paper squares and other angular shapes. But first, grab your copy of my quilling paper shapes printable so you can follow along! Now, to be perfectly honest, these shapes are not something I use in my quilling work very often. I don’t have a real reason. I’ve just…

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Learn quilling basics How to make paper teardrops and other shapes || www.thepaperycraftery.com

How to Make Paper Teardrops and Other Shapes

When I last left off, I was explaining the ways to roll quilling paper into coils.  Once you’ve mastered the art of making even coils, it’s time to take your quilling practice to the next level! While the circles formed from paper coils are perfectly lovely shapes on their own, the majority of quilling art comes from what you make of those coils. And so, for the next post in this series for quilling beginners, I’m focusing on how to…

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Quilling Basics: How to Make Simple Paper Coils

How to Make Simple Quilling Paper Coils

I have to start out today with an apology. I have been so focused these last couple years in creating fun quilling tutorials, that I’ve never sat down and written about basic techniques! That ends now! I’m happy to say that I’m finally taking the time to photograph some posts detailing some simple how-tos for the beginner quiller. Starting off, how to make simple quilling paper coils! First thing’s first: to make quilling coils you need paper, a little glue…

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My Most Used Quilling Tools

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a small compensation to help me finance this site and keep coming up with awesome tutorials and tips! I only ever include links to companies and products that I trust and work with on a regular basis.  Paper quilling is one of the easiest and least expensive crafts for beginners. The rolling itself may take some practice, the basic tools are incredibly…

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