Monday, December 15, 2008

Quilling S-Scroll Shape Instructions

quilling s-scroll shape
The S-Scroll gets its name from the shape it takes when completed, as can be seen from the picture, it looks like an "S"

Instructions for making the S-Scroll shape are as follows (note: These instructions can be used no matter what length or width paper you are using):

  • Begin by conditioning the quilling strip. This is done by running your fingernail or needle tool along the end of the strip. The paper will begin to curl as the fibers in the paper are broken down.

  • Note that when conditioning the strip, do so on both ends so that one end is curved one direction and the other end is curved in the other direction (creating a slight "S" curved shape)

  • Place the quilling paper in the slot at the very top of your slotted tool or at the top of your needle tool or pin.

  • Holding the loose end of the paper in one hand and your tool in the other hand, begin turning the your tool, gently pulling the paper, toward the center of the strip.

  • The paper will begin turning as the tool grabs the paper.

  • Repeat with the other end of the strip, turning or curling the strip in the opposite direction.
  • In the picture, both ends are approximately the same size, they do not have to be. One end can be smaller than the other. This is a personal choice and may also depend on how the shape will be used.

With these Scroll shapes, since you are not gluing the ends, it is not necessary that you tear the end. Often times, if it is a shape where the end is visible, cut the end at an angle so that it tapers. Otherwise, tearing or cutting produce similar effects as the end is in the center of the shape and is generally not visible.



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