Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong place, or if I'm doing things wrong - this site if huge and I get confuzzled!! Also, apologies for the crappy colour of the photos, but it's late at night and winter in Scotland, it was the best I could do!
Anyway, was trying to make this tonight from a design I made ages ago, so I thought I might as well write it down as I was working, so other peeps can make it. S'not quite right yet, but I hope someone can use it!
Quilled Elephant Head
Grey 3mm wide quilling strips
White 3mm wide quilling strips
PVA glue in a fine nozzle dispenser
Fine point tweezers
Reverse action tweezers
Head 3 strips
Chest 6 strips
Ear 4 strips
Trunk 2 thirds of a strip, decreasing lengths from that
Tusk 1 quarter strip, tight rolled, small length of grey to cover base
Jaw 1 sixteenth strip
Eye - 1 sixteenth strip
Roll the head, chest and ear sections and glue as loose coils. The ear should be slightly larger than the head section. Use reverse action tweezers to arrange and glue the coils against one side of the roll (see photos, they help make more sense!), glue on back to hold in place and let dry.
Once dry, carefully shape each part as shown in photo. Glue the tip of the chest to the side of the head, and the ear on top of the junction between them. The two bottom parts should support the ear.
Roll the trunk pieces into loose coils. Make the smallest two equivalently sized.
Using reverse action tweezers, squash the coils flat, keep flat by clamping between the tweezers, and cover the backs with glue. Let the glue dry thisll hold the coils in this flattened position.
Take the smallest two pieces and pinch into teardrop shapes. Glue to the end of the trunk.
Glue the trunk pieces together in order of size, angling them in a gentle upward curve. Glue to the lower edge of the point of the head.
Roll the white length into a tight roll. Push into a pointed shape and fill the inside with glue. This will make it strong and solid. Let it dry, and wrap a short length of grey around the top of the tusk, so it sticks out beyond the wide end of the tusk. Coat the inside of this grey extension with glue, and press against the lower side of the head to attach.
Roll a short length of grey into a loose coil, and pinch into a teardrop shape. Glue the wide edge of the teardrop to the underside of the head for the jaw.
Roll a tight white roll, and use a pen to draw on an eye. Slide into the coils of the head and glue in place.