Quilling Lowercase Letter i - How to Outline Tutorial for a Monogram

quilling lowercase letter i - how to outline monogram tutorial and pattern


Quilling Lowercase Letter i - How to Outline


Sure, the bottom part of the lowercase letter i is easy enough for quilling, but how do you tackle the oval dot? I'll show you how in my step-by-step tutorial, and explain why I start where I do, how to make a seamless join, and how to make crisp, sharp, corners.

Find out in my latest tutorial video.






Book Review: Papercut Landscapes by Sarah King



Book Review: Papercut Landscapes by Sarah King


I'm giving the book, Papercut Landscapes, a huge thumbs up! I was not paid to do this review, nor did I receive a free copy of this book. I first heard about it from Ann Martin’s blog, All Things Paper, and then I requested at my local library. So if you want to support an author or artist, this is a great way to do that.

I was so inspired by Sarah's joy, which is evident throughout her examples, that I had to make a birthday card in her style. I was worried I didn’t have enough patience because I normally cut things with a machine, but I kept getting drawn by the warmth of images that were obviously handmade, so I just had to do it.


papercut landscapes drawing


My friend and I love to garden, and she loves bunny rabbits, so I drew a pair here, longing to pilfer. 


papercut landscapes pencil


Sarah uses pencil to draw her sketches, and thickens up the lines, so I started like that but then I used a Sharpie to get a consistent line thickness. 


papercut landscapes strathmore paper


Then she cuts out her template out of white card stock. I used this Strathmore Cream with deckled edge. It’s probably a little too thin, but since it’s a greeting card, I figured it’s ok.


papercut landscapes tracing


Sarah cuts her colours out of card stock, but I’m using Daiso paper. I didn’t have any transfer paper, so I just used a pencil and cut along the lines. Then I glued it with my fine tip glue bottle or sometimes I’d reach for a glue stick.


papercut landscapes birthday card


Sarah explains how to layer each section at a time, and you don’t have to cut every detail because you can overlap.


 Papercut Landscapes Book

Sarah gives a great explanation about how to transfer your image, tips on hand cutting, how to add highlights and shadows, colours, sketching, adapting photos, and includes templates for you to follow. As a fan of paper, I hope you’re as inspired by Sarah King's book, Papercut Landscapes, as I was! Let me know in the comments below!

Quilling Fringed Flower #3: How to Make Gerbera Tutorial and Pattern

quilling fringed flowers gerbera tutorial pattern



Quilling Fringed Flower #3: How to Make Gerbera Tutorial and Pattern


Learn how to make fringed gerbera flowers using a slotted quilling tool. Quickly add highlights of color, without needing to add another colored strip to your fringed petals. Subtley color your blossoms beyond the color you've cut. Then add them all to a blank greeting card, protected by a pillow box card.

Quilling Lowercase Letter h - How to Outline Tutorial for a Monogram

quilling lowercase letter h - how to outline monogram tutorial and pattern

Quilling Lowercase Letter h - How to Outline


When you make the curves in the lowercase letter h, where do you hold the strip to rub the curve in the right place while protecting the straight areas? How do you match up two ends of a corner so they meet up perfectly? Why I am talking about fudging in my quilling? No, I'm not eating a tasty snack.

Find out in my latest tutorial video.





Quilling Curve Challenge - Day 7

7 Day Quilling Curve Challenge


Quilling Curve Challenge – Day 7

How have you improved your quilling in the past 7 days? 

Did you practice curving these 6 shapes using my 3 simple techniques? Did you see improvement? Were you able to achieve the smooth arcs more quickly?

In this video, I'm going to show you how to tackle the challenge using conventional quilling strips and a standard needle tool, just so you know you can do it regardless of type of paper or tools. Heck, you can even make shapes with a toothpick and ruled paper!

Download the 7 Day Quilling Curve Challenge PDF, watch the video tutorial, then tag me #7dayquillingchallenge and/or @paperzen_cecelialouie – I'd love to see what you make!



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