Most things can be made through quilling, you just need to be able to visualise the shapes that things are made up out of, e.g. circles, teardrops, squares etc. A simple piece to make using these shapes is a duckling.
- 1 and a half strips of yellow paper.
- One short (approx 5-6mm) length of orange strip
- A background to stick the duckling onto.
Take the full length of the yellow strip, roll up, release, and glue end to make loose roll.
Pinch point of loose roll to create teardrop shape.
Roll the half-length strip and glue to create a circle.
Put the larger teardrop shape with the point pointing to the right, with the large, bulging part to the left.
Put a small amount of glue on one small section the outer edge of the head, if possible at the point where the edge is glued to the roll, and press it against the outer edge of the teardrop shape at the top. This should give you a round head sitting on top of a teardrop body.
Take the little bit of orange and fold it in half.
Glue this half to the side of the head, using the fold as the point to secure it.
Youve got a duckling!
by Jennifer Findlay