The next letter I'm quilling is the capital letter E. Although I try to form my letter as accurately to the final setting as possible, there's no way I can simply glue the letter E without it being misshapen. Fighting the letter is like herding cats, so rather than do that, I'm going to glue it in stages.
First I lay down a bead of glue about the length of the long vertical piece of the letter E.
After dipping in the glue, I will turn it over and check for missing spots – like the area near the right. So I will re-dip in glue until the entire length is coated (the glue shown on this letter is a bit heavy, but I left it like this so it shows up better in the photos for you).
I glued the left side down first because it seemed to give the most leeway in dealing with the rest of the letter.
Don't pick it up like I'm showing here! I'm exaggerating it so you can see how much flexibility there is in dealing with the unglued parts.
Next, place glue on a scrap strip and slide it under the letter portion you'd like to glue. Using tweezers to pick up the unglued letter portions here is very handy. Dab the letter onto the glue and set the letter in place. Repeat this, gluing section, by section. You are in control every step of the way and have time to loosen your shoulders too!
When I reached the end and had to glue the corner, I pushed the left strip aside using my tweezers.
Dab glue along the end and bring the two corners together.
Note: apply less glue than I've shown here so you're not transferring a soggy blob. When I'm taking photos in my light tent, my back is tired from hunching over shot after shot, so I have less patience with my techniques than I show here.
Finally I slide a straight edge against the corner to ensure the seams are lined up.
The paper shown here is Canson Mi-Tientes, #507 Violet, 160 gsm, 1/4" wide.
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