The New Paper Quilling
by Molly Smith Christensen
This book has a very thorough description of the basics:
- quilling tools: paper, slotted quilling tool, glue, crimper…
- basic shapes: circles, teardrops, crescent, scrolls,…
- techniques: crimping, fringing, chalking, embossing,…
Here are a few select projects from this book:
- Tulips: instructions on how to make the stem included (bonus!)
- Beautiful Bows: these are large enough to put on top of a gift box.
- Summer Candle Ring: these adorable watermelon slices are used to decorate the base of a pillar candle.
- Special Occasion Cards: Christensen’s ideas on how to make a unique card are noteworthy. Just looking at her work ignites my creative senses.
- Sunny Sunflower Wreath: this cool sunflower is used to decorate a wreath that hangs on your door.
- Funky Faux Flowers: a little more work intensive, but results are absolutely fantastic. These chrysanthemums are made in a manner similar to a fringed flower except that the fringes are curled inwards.
- Versatile ABC’s: includes two ways to make quilled alphabet: “Filliped” or “Circle” alphabets. Templates are included to guide you to perfect ABC’s.
- Ladybug Garden Hat: these little ladybugs are big enough to use as a trim around a summer hat. Ideas on how to make leaves included.
- Carmen Miranda Magnets: a delightful way to make your refrigerator door useful and beautiful. Quilled fruits like this pear are made into magnets.
- Dazzling Paisley Mobile: are these paisleys not amazing? Even more so when they are strung up into a mobile. Easy to make yet stunning to the eye.
This is just a fraction of the projects in the New Paper Quilling. You will just have to buy the book and see the rest for yourself – believe me, it’s worth it! Definitely one of the better quilling books on the market: great to thumb through and great to learn from.