|Snowflake #2 - Only four different kinds|
of shapes are needed to create this
colorful snowflake - detailed pattern for
this flake to be posted soon on Craftsy.
Snowflake #1 - You will need:
- Paper Strips – 12 strips of paper, each 8 inches long.
- White craft glue.
- Wax paper is good to have, but not necessary.
- A toothpick can help apply tiny dabs of glue.
- A quilling tool or toothpick if that’s how you like to roll up your paper quills.
Step One: Get Ready
Work on a flat surface where you can leave your quilling overnight to dry. If you have it, put a piece of wax paper over the pattern (Snowflake #1 - Pattern, below). As you make your quills, you can arrange them right over the pattern. Put your paper strips and glue nearby.
|Loose coil shape. Diamond shape. Teardrop shape.|
Snowflake #1 pattern requires:
- Six (6) Diamond Shapes, any color you like.
- Six (6) Teardrop Shapes, any color you like.
To begin, check out the paper quilling tutorial on Craftsy to learn how to start quilling. It shows the initial steps, and then how to make basic shapes. You will want to start by making a loose coil shape, and then pinching it to create one of the two other shapes shown here. Practice making these shapes until you like what you see. Then to create Snowflake #1, make six diamond shapes and six teardrop shapes.
|Snowflake #1 - Pattern|
Step Three: Arrange and Glue Quills:
Following the pattern, take the six diamond shapes and glue them together to form what looks like a six pointed star. Give this a few minutes to dry. Then take the six teardrop shapes and glue them to the star with the points facing outwards.
Step Four: Finish
Let the snowflake dry overnight. Remove it carefully from the background, since if you used a bit too much glue, it may stick. Then use some string or ribbon to hang!
Image Credits: Snowflakes, my pix of my own snowflakes. Close-up of loos coil, diamond, and teardrop shapes used from http://www.naqg.org/accreditation/NAQGshapeChartFinal2010.pdf
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