A couple months ago I was in Joann’s craft store and I picked up a little quilling kit and I thought it might be fun to give it a try.
So I started making stuff. These are my first attempts and I promise the glue marks don’t look as bad as they look in these pictures. Sometimes my camera is TOO good at picking up details:
Then, I was reading this post: http://teamknk.com/engraving-knk-mtc/ and I thought to myself, hmm. I think I could apply that to quilling. The set I bought only came with 5 colors and I have a million colors in my stash. The thought of trying to cut 1/8″ strips with my paper trimmer scared me. Immensely.
I followed Michele’s steps, except I changed the distance to .125″, since that is the size of the quilling strips.
Notice how I didn’t have it cut out the sides. With strips that thin, it’s easy for them to get messed up. I don’t want to pick them individually off the mat either, so I left the sides in tact, because it’s also easy to store them as flat strips. When I want to use a color, I just tear the piece off and cut the ends so they are neat.
Here’s the file, if you want to see what I did. It’s pretty easy to make a set any size and amount you want using MTC.
Machine used: Zing; 10/10; 115, one pass
Materials used: paper.