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« on: October 10, 2007 11:21:32 AM »

Another topical quilling tutorial!  Cheesy



http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b34/jaffne/Quilling/Quilledbats.jpg

Body – 1 strip black

Wings – 1 strip black each

Head – 1 half strip black

Ears – small length of black, approx 1 eighth strip

Roll the body first. Roll entire strip, release coil and allow to relax. Glue the end of the strip to the body of the coil to create a loose circle. Gently squeeze the coil at one end to create a rounded ended-teardrop shape.

Roll the 2 strips for the wings up individually. Release coils and allow to relax. Glue the ends of the strips to the bodies of the coils to create two loose circles. Try to make these circles match in size, as this will help to create more symmetrical wings.

Pinch the circles into a teardrop shape.

Pinch off-centre from the opposite side to the point of the teardrop to create an unsymmetrical half-circle, ie the bulge of the circle isn’t in the centre of the half-circle, but off to one side.

Pinch at the height of the bulge in the half circle to create another point.

You should now have a triangle shape, with one long side, and two progressively smaller sides.

Push the shortest of the sides in toward the centre of the shape, so that it curves inwards..

Roll the half strip up, release coils and allow to relax. Hold against the body shape to judge whether it is the right size.

If too small, hold the centre of the coil loosely and unroll a few loops of the coil to loosen. Glue the end of the strip in the position that matches this size.

If it is too large, hold the centre of the coil loosely and gently pull the end of the strip to tighten the coils. Roll the excess length in the same way as before, and glue to body of coil,

Position the longest point of the wings on top of the body, with the inwardly curved section furthest away from the body, and glue in place. Glue the head on top of the wings.

When the glue has dried, fold the small length of black into an ‘M’ shape. Glue the lower tip of the ‘M’ to the centre of the top of the head. When the centre has dried securely, glue the ‘legs’ of the ‘M’ to the side of the head.

Thassit: a bat!! Cheesy


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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007 11:31:55 AM »

That's really cool! Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2007 11:35:07 AM »

That's really really cool Smiley Great for halloween.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2007 11:44:45 AM »

This are soooooo  coooooooooolll
I remember doing this in seventh grade  awesome teacher
May i ask where to find the paper, its not common here &
thanks for the tute
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2007 11:47:25 AM »

Whereabouts are you located?
I'm in the UK, and get the quilling paper from Australia...if you're in the US, as far as I know it's in most craft shops like Michaels?
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007 11:56:16 AM »

I would really like to make these for Halloween (they're just so cool!!!), but have never "quilled."  What kind of paper  would you use?  Would contruction paper work?
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2007 12:06:23 PM »

If you can't get a hold of 'proper' quilling paper, a paper that'll curl nicely, and hold a crease is best.
I'm not sure what construction paper is, but if it's sugar paper (as I think it might be) it might be slightly too stiff to roll properly, but the only way to know for sure is...give it a shot! Cheesy

A good GSM seems to be 100 - 120, to hold the rolls best.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2007 12:14:13 PM »

If you can't get a hold of 'proper' quilling paper, a paper that'll curl nicely, and hold a crease is best.
I'm not sure what construction paper is, but if it's sugar paper (as I think it might be) it might be slightly too stiff to roll properly, but the only way to know for sure is...give it a shot! Cheesy

A good GSM seems to be 100 - 120, to hold the rolls best.

(checked wikipedia) yes, that's what it is.  hmm, another reason to go to the craft store and play?  how delightful!  I'll have to sit on my hands 'til payday!
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2007 12:37:27 PM »

Why wait...go play!  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2007 04:51:31 PM »

2 things I just love BATS and the art of quilling... nice work! =)
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