Do note that I do not endorse any particular supplier. I'm happy to buy what I need from whomever has quality items at a good price. I will buy glue from one dealer, paper from another, and tools from another. And then books from anywhere at all. I have a list on my toolbar of several different dealers and suppliers of quilling materials (and if you see someone missing, I'd be happy to add them!).
Note also, that this is not a comprehensive review of all the paper products from Quilled Creations, either. All widths here are the standard 1/8 of an inch. I didn't try any of the wider or more narrow paper. Also, I haven't included things like their metallic or corrugated paper, either.
Still, using similar colors in the same widths from five different types of paper was certainly enlightening. Here we go.
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The purple petal that I made from this paper (in the approximately 7 to 8 o'clock position on my flower, there) is the only one not made from a single strip. I used two on this one because the strips are so short. Normally, I have a strong bias towards longer strips of paper, but in this case it is a sampler pack and short strips are expected.
A few things that didn't work for me - the color saturation at the 'dark' end of the paper just does not seem that dark. Some of the colors are rather pastel, actually, which might be what you need in some cases, but limits the drama of the effect. Also, the 'core' of the paper seems to be white, so you can see it on the torn/glued end, and you can also see white on the edge of the entire petal. I have no idea how you'd go about creating graduated edge color, but that would really be pretty amazing (and see number 4 below about the 'Color Blends' Vellum). As it is, this just didn't have the punch I was looking for. I think I'll still be using two kinds of colors (white and then dark) and gluing them together end to end when I'm looking for this effect.
However, the paper does produce a very interesting effect. The paper transitions evenly from one color to another as the strip goes end to end. There is no white 'core' to the paper, so the color you see on edge is the color of the strip at that point on the flat surface (which differs from number 3 above, the 'Graduated Paper'). A feature of dying vellum vs. paper? It is just not easy to get this nice effect even with rolling strips together or doing end to end gluing. So if you just have to have this blended effect, there really isn't any other way to get it.
Image Credit: All my own pictures of my own quilling supplies.