In the previous blog, how to do paper quilling (Part 1), we explored the basic techniques of paper quilling which is around making coils and giving them shapes. Once you have a got a grip on this, you are ready to try out different shapes and designs which can be made using some of the other quilling tools. This blog will take you through 3 of the other commonly used tools: Border Buddy, Quilling Mould and Quilling Comb.
Border Buddy: This tool is used to make borders or coils that are hollow from the centre. Using this tool you can create coils in triangular, square and circular shapes of different sizes. The hollow spaces can be either filled with other coils, nested among other border buddy coils or can be used individually as depicted below. The process of giving it shape is same as we have learnt in the previous blog ( i.e. by pinching it from different points to get the desired shape)
To begin with you have to select the size of the circle, triangle or square you want to create from the towers. Start rolling the strip around the tower and glue it after you have completed one full round, so that the coil does not open, then continue rolling it till the time you have achieved the desired thickness of the coil. Once you have completed rolling the strips, glue the outer edge and gently remove the coil from the tower - and you are done!
Quilling Mould: This is an extremely handy tool for 3D Quilling- a technique, that involves making coils of multiple strips to get a big tight coil and then expanding it from the centre of the coil, using the quilling mould to get different type of dome shapes. These shapes are then joined together to create different 3D objects (sample project made using 3D quilling).
Start by making a tight coil of multiple strips using your Super Quiller. Begin with coils of 5-6 strips for practice and then you can keep increasing the number of strips depending upon the usage. With Super Quiller you can easily coil up to 10 Strips of 5 mm, with fresh batteries. Once you have made the coil and sealed it, place the coil on one of the domes of the mould and gently press down on the outer edge of the coil, so that it starts taking the shape of the dome. You can then combine these domes or decorate them to make a lot of exciting projects such as quilled earrings, finger puppets, 3D models of different animals and so on.
Quilling Comb: This tool uses the looping technique to create different shapes and patterns. It helps in creating different shapes and forms and is extremely popular among the advanced Quillers.
The below video will give you an idea of how to use the Quilling Comb.
The key to mastering these tools is practice, practice and more practice! While Border Buddy and Quilling Mould are very easy to use, sometimes using the Comb can be a bit tricky, and hence we recommend it only for slightly experienced Quillers.
With the help of Super Quiller and these tools, you can create almost any design and form in Quilling. You can also browse through our projects section and project supplies selection to help you further inspires your creativity.
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