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Autumn Craft: Make This Paper Perfect Quilled Firework!

Autumn Craft: Make This Paper Perfect Quilled Firework!

During the Autumn there are certain events that are the ideal inspiration for crafting projects. This multi-coloured “firework” shows you can use your quilling papers in different ways, not just by rolling them up! The different colours create a startling contrast against the black background and capture a moment in the sky perfectly. If you are fairly new to quilling this is a good exercise in precise gluing and positioning.

Skill level: Intermediate

Time To Make: 2 hours

You Will Need:

Step 1:

Trim black card 20cm square then apply white ink in a circular motion in the centre.

Step 2:

Trim scrap paper 20cm square then die-cut a 9cm circle through it. Lay on top of the black card then mark the centre with a pencil.

Step 3:

Colour the centre of the black card in a circular motion with a white pencil.

Step 4:

Trim different colours of quilling paper 7.5cm long then trim one end into a curve. Gently curve the papers slightly by rubbing down them between your finger and thumb.

Step 5:

Pick up a paper with tweezers, apply a small amount of glue to the bottom then attach to the black card so the blunt end is in the centre and the curved end is near the edge of the circle. Repeat all the way around the circle.

Step 6:

Trim more papers 5.5cm, trim and curve them, then adhere in between the other papers.

Step 7:

Once the papers are completely dry, remove the scrap paper then place in a frame.

Helping Hand:

Apply a thin layer of PVA glue to a square of acetate and use this to dip the edge of the quilling paper into so only a very small amount of glue is applied.

 



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