Oct 29, 2019

Quilling Uppercase Letter Z - Dragonfly Pattern and Tutorial

Quilling Uppercase Letter Z - Dragonfly Pattern and Tutorials



Quilling Uppercase Letter Z - Dragonfly Pattern and Tutorials


If I'm ever in a rush to fill a monogram, but still want it to look like I took a lot of time to make it, I fill it with C- and S-scrolls because they fill up the space quickly and easily. You don't even have to use a ruler because having a variety of small and large strips fill in corners or spaces naturally. 

In my latest tutorial video, I also share tips on the way I look at my pieces with fresh eyes, how to balance your quilling even when items have already been glued down, and what to do if the colors you used don't turn out the way you intended.

I want to give a huge THANK YOU for giving me your wonderful encouragement for the past 2 years, as I've created this series of tutorial videos. This idea had been in my head  for years, but I kept making excuses not to go through with it. Your kind comments gave me the momentum to keep going and growing with each video I made. Although the purpose was to teach you the techniques I use, I was just as much a student, learning how to improve myself with each lesson. I would never have reached this far without all of you!

With gratitude,
Cecelia


Oct 10, 2019

Quilling Letter Y – Mandala Tutorial

quilling letter y mandala pattern tutorial

Quilling Letter Y – Mandala Tutorial


I have been inspired by beautifully calming mandalas, and decided to apply it to the monogram letter Y. The letter Y is a great letter to try a mandala design with, because it's a somewhat symmetrical.


quilling letter y mandala pattern tutorial - how to enlarge pattern


I show two methods to enlarge your quilled letter patterns. At 200%, your quilled monogram will make a wonderful d├ęcor piece on a wall or mantel.

quilling letter y mandala pattern tutorial - how to trace pattern

In this tutorial, you'll see how easy it is to mirror your design to maintain consistency.


quilling letter y mandala pattern tutorial - how to estimate strip length

A viewer asked me to show to figure out a strip's length, so I show how to estimate it based on my drawings.


quilling letter y mandala pattern tutorial - excess cuts


Let me be clear about this – it's not a magical process! There is much trial and error with every strip! You just don't usually see this messy part.

quilling letter y mandala pattern tutorial - mark measurements


I prefer using centimetres to measure my strip lengths. I record the length on my drawing, and as I adjust, I erase and re-write the new measurement. I love using my Frixion (Amazon Affiliate link) erasable pens for this!


Quilling Letter Y Monogram - Mandala Tutorial




If you have any methods of mirroring drawings or determining strip lengths, I'd love to know about it!



Sep 25, 2019

Halloween Owl Treat Box - DIY Edit & Print PDF Pattern

halloween owl treat box printable PDF


Make a Quick and Easy Halloween Owl Treat Box with my Printable PDF Pattern


I've re-visited my fun Halloween Owl Treat Box, so you'll see how to make quick and easy they are to make with my new assembly video.

Sep 18, 2019

Halloween Ghost Treat Box - Free Printable Pattern

Halloween Ghost Treat Box - Free Printable PDF Pattern



Make a Quick and Easy Halloween Ghost Treat Box with my Free Printable PDF Pattern


I've re-visited my popular Halloween Ghost Treat Box, so you'll see how to make quick and easy they are to make with my new assembly video.

Sep 10, 2019

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

quilling lowercase letter y monogram outline tutorial pattern



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


Quilling the lowercase letter y is a cinch! The two curves in the tail are really easy to make, and as long as you glue the inner angle first, line up the top, then the rest will fall into place.