Again, I started off with printing the flipped version of the word and tiling it.
When I finally started paper quilling, there were few tool that really aided the process:
Glue: I found white glue to be very helpful because once it dried it did not show at all.
DIY Quilling stick: I found this really really helpful in applying glue to the board in thin lines especially since it had a handle too that would give support while placing the paper.
Scissors and xacto knife – to cut quilling paper
Tweezers – to adjust the pair and place the rolls inside the letters
Quilling stick – to quill paper
When I initially began quilling I tried with the stick the professor gave, but then when I went to buy more quilling paper, I found the quilling stick. I bought it because I found it to be more easier than the DIY stick.
When I was almost halfway done with the word, I heard that one of my friends had a quilling machine which would make it even easier for me. I thought it would be great but when I tried it, I realised I needed quite some practice before being able to use it without destroying the paper. After a few ruined quilling paper rolls, I realised I had lot more work to do and that I was running out of quilling paper. So I stopped using the tool and went back to the quilling stick.
Experimenting with the placement of the quills and the paper strips.
Using an off-white and white shade of quilling paper to make it look more interesting.
So for the second critique, I presented this in class. I was really proud of it and felt like I have come a long way from the previous paper weaving technique.
I loved how the quills looked together and the closeup shot gave me a new home screen for my phone!
Work in process
Closeup of the quilling technique in process