Quilling Letters 102 - Part 2

quilling paper letter word monogram

When confronted with a letter like "y", I like to pause for a second and study where the most challenging part of the letter is, and tackle that part first. 





quilling paper letter word monogram

In this case, I want to solidly glue the inner angle first, allowing the sides and bottom to fall into place around it.


quilling paper letter word monogram

Yep. Very happy I'm dealing with the tail AFTER most of the other bits are down {whew!}.

quilling paper letter word monogram

Oops, the curve isn't quite where I want it to be. No prob. I'll just do selective curving.


quilling paper letter word monogram

Ok, just a bit more...


quilling paper letter word monogram

Now to dab glue to the end of the "y" so it can be glued against the other end.


quilling paper letter word monogram

Here I'm using my tweezers to help align the ends so the join looks clean and I'm saved the hassle of having to trim any excess.


quilling paper letter word monogram

Similar to the "w", I secured the top edges of the "u" first, then worked my way down. Since I anticipated this one to be tricky, again I skipped the prior letter.


quilling paper letter word monogram

What would I do without my tweezers?


quilling paper letter word monogram

At this point, I feel like a snake handler, wrestling with the lowercase "r".

quilling paper letter word monogram

Can anyone guess the third and final word? There will be a PDF prize given to the first person who guesses correctly!

26 comments:

  1. The last word would be dreams ! It's a great message too ;)

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  2. Great guess Calista, but it's not the final word! :D Keep trying!
    Cecelia

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  3. Perhaps "Heart" is the final word? Also a great message!

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    1. Heart is indeed a great message and would invoke so many thoughts of hearts and red strips - tempting to make, but not the final word that I finished with here. Keep guessing to win!

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  4. welcome could be the final word. It fits here.

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    1. It does fit, but unfortunately not the final word. :D
      Cecelia

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    1. Hi April, that would have been a good one too!

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    1. hahhahahaha, nope - just one word left.

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    1. Oh that's a good guess too, but nope.

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    1. Oh I love that one, but unfortunately not the word I finally quilled. Great guesses April! You earned top marks for number of guesses! Keep commenting if you think of anything new. I promise you the prize will be worth it!
      Cecelia

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  9. Great stuff here! Follow your arrow?

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    1. So sweet of you to say Suvi! Thanks for making my day! Ah, sorry that's a good guess, but no, it's not the final word. Keep trying! :D

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    1. I was just waiting for someone to guess that phrase from Toucan Sam! Thanks for guessing that Alice, but it's not the final word! I had no idea I was going to enjoy this game as much as I am! LOL!
      Cecelia

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    1. oooooh! That was a very good guess and closer to the final word than any so far, but it's not the final word! Thanks for guessing and believe me, the prize will be worth this effort Suvi!
      Cecelia

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  12. Passion? Is there a limit to these guesses? I am just starting quilling and little intimidated about the lettering. However these posts are giving me the courage to try! Fun and helpful! Happy Friday everyone! :)

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    1. You are close, but it's not the final word. There is no limit to guessing, so keep trying!
      Welcome to the world of quilling! Lettering is not easy, but it sure is rewarding. I'm so happy to hear you're inspired by my posts. Happy Friday!

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    1. Hi Jamie, thanks for giving a great guess! The final word was "curiosity". It's a quote by Elizabeth Gilbert. Here's the follow up blog post: http://paperzen.blogspot.ca/2017/11/quilling-letters-102-part-3.html

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