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Extract from Quilling Art • By Sena Runa • Published by GMC Publications

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Quilling Art
Most of the projects in this book involve creating a card outline drawn from a template, which is then filled with a variety of coiled or curved shapes. Below is how to set up the outline using a heart shape as an example.

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  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 1
    Step 1

    Place the template over a blank sheet of 90lb (250gsm) cardstock paper. Take a quilling needle or compass and use it to trace around the outside outline. Remove the template. You should be able to see the tracing on the base paper.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 2
    Step 2

    To create the outline, take a piece of 90lb (250gsm) cardstock paper and cut a strip that is 3⁄8in (1cm) wide. Take your quilling needle and bend the strip around it to create a curve.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the strip on top of the heart template and shape it to the curve of the left side of the heart outline.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a pair of tweezers to mark the bottom point of the outline on the strip.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the strip where you have made the mark to form the bottom point and the right side of the heart.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 6
    Step 6

    Since the heart is a symmetrical shape, keep the strip folded together. Then, at the end of the right side, fold over the excess and trim to make both sides even in length.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 7
    Step 7

    You should have a shape like this after cutting.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take the quilling needle and bend the cardstock strip around it to create a curve to the right side.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 9
    Step 9

    After creating the curve, you should have a heart-shaped outline.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 10
    Step 10

    Apply glue to the edge that will touch the base paper.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 11
    Step 11

    Place it over the traced outline and press gently until it sticks.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Quilled Outline - Step 12
    Step 12

    Your outline is complete!

    Tips
    Do not press too hard while you are tracing, as you risk damaging the base paper. Also do not apply too much glue on the edges of the outline when sticking it to the base paper, as it may be visible once dry.

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