Quilling with Ribbon
Today we have a very special guest on the May Arts Ribbon Blog! Being the Ribbon Lady, it's not very often I see something new being done with ribbon. Trust me when I say I've seen enough ribbon flowers to fill my yard with a garden. heehee! 😉 So when I saw former Ribbonista Marie Otake quilling with ribbon, I knew we had to feature it here on the blog! Please help me welcome the very fabulous Marie Otake:
I have recently picked up a new craft, Quilling! I love this craft because I can come up with images in my mind and bring it to life! I also love it because it is inexpensive!! Since I've started Quilling, I've only purchased one thing for it, the circle template. Here is a tutorial for your basics in Quilling (ribbon or paper)
My tools consist of a toothpick, a wooden skewer,a chopstick, a tool I got with one of my rub on embellishments, my DIY Quilling tool (a larger sewing needle mounted on a cork), scissors, and bone folder.
I have been crafting with paper, but when the Ribbon Lady wanted me to try quilling with some May Arts Ribbon, how could I say no?
I trimmed the ribbon to the length that I needed (for this first piece, my ribbon was 12"). I started of by trying to flatten the ribbon the best that I could. I then chose the tool best for the size I wanted my shape. I wrapped my ribbon around the skewer, starting off tight, but wrapping it loosely as I go (If you continuously wrap it tightly, it will stay tight. Keeping it loose allows it to unravel to the size you want it to be using our circle template). Remove your ribbon from the tool, make sure all edges are even, and place it in your circle template. Let the ribbon unwind in the template.
Remove the ribbon from the template and glue the loose end down. Mold your ribbon to the shape you desire. I found the follow site helpful with the basic quill shapes: Inna's Creations.
Repeat the steps, and create your image! For the card below, I made sure to stamp my sentiment before I glued by quilling shapes onto the cardstock!
Here are a couple more projects I created with ribbon quilling. Quilling is great way to add some embellishments to pop any project! The only thing that will limit you is your imagination!