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13 Things that you should know about Quilling

Colo Alonso, Industrial Designer + Wife + Mother

13 Things that you should know about Quilling

Colo Alonso, Industrial Designer + Wife + Mother

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15 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Presentation

    • 2. Project Assignment

    • 3. Paper strips to buy

    • 4. Paper strips to make

    • 5. Quilling Needles

    • 6. Quilling Coach

    • 7. Quilling Glue

    • 8. Quilling Stencils

    • 9. Quilling Crimper

    • 10. Quilling Template

    • 11. Quilling Comb

    • 12. Tweezers

    • 13. Scissors

    • 14. Varnish

    • 15. Bye bye

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About This Class

This class is going to be about Quilling tools and How to Use them, in the past 2 years I bought many of them and It was always a surprise, how to use them, if it was a great help, if I was able to use it with the paper I have, etc.

I think that if I share all the information: prices (everything I bought is from ebay.com except varnish from Amazon - what can you do with the tool - how to use it - if it is easy to use - etc... I can save to quilling fans a lot of money and time!

I will divide the tools in little videos in order to make it easy to follow and to repeat any part you need.


Music: Beyond Dreams by Scott Holmes

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Colo Alonso

Industrial Designer + Wife + Mother


My name is Daniela Alonso, but my friends call me Colo because of my hair color.

My studies of Industrial Design allow me to work in Argentina, Italy and Spain in technical design. But in my spare time I develop my artistic flair, creating my own candles, restouring furniture with decoupage, making origami, knitying, sewing, backing muffins etc...most of these activities I make them with my two kids (10 and 7 years old). They just love to make craft-work as much us me.

Everything I make has my personal touch and a piece of my essence. Thats the way I take care of my family and people around, why not to share it with the rest of the world?

I have actually two classes published about QUILLING and one about DECOUPAGE, TORTILLA DE PATATA and wha... See full profile

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1. Presentation: Hi, everyone. My name is Carlo. This class is going to be about materials, tools and advises fork willing since my first class introduction to Quill ink will your name from beginning to end? I had bought many tools and learned a lot after certain in a lot of blocks pay interest YouTube but mainly experimented. I would like to share all this information with you. I don't know if it happens to you, but sometimes new things make me feel that I don't know where to start on. I have to start a lot in Internet on until I decide if I want to buy something or where to start. If I found a video that contains all this information I need, I feel very grateful. And this is the reason why I make this class for you. I will tell you everything I know about materials, tools and techniques in order to let you decide the material usual by you're not. If it's worth it, if you may use it or it is easy to use it etcetera some off. These materials are the ones that you have at home like beans, Caesar's form etcetera. But others are totally new and specific broke, willing Also I want to share with you a serious flowers leaves that I created while I was experimenting. All these flowers and lives are made with these mutuals. Meanwhile, I was preparing this class. I also created a poster for a contest in Midtown. This poster won the contest and became the festival magazine Kovar. But amazing thing is how many people told me that they like it a lot and that's how we make it on told me how happy and colorful it is. What I explained to them is that Quillin is not a car. You can complicate it as much as you want. Any piece of Quillin alone doesn't say much, but the combination off simple forms and colors is what it makes this great results. I hope you like it so far and see you in next video. Thanks 2. Project Assignment: for the president. Simon, I would like to ask you to make a flower. I think a flower could be a very good exercise. To show what you have learned to use any kind of tool, you can make a flower that exist like an arcade like passion flower, some flour or any. Or you can just invent want I relate those ones that come directly from your imagination. Well, this is the brutal assignment and see you in next video. 3. Paper strips to buy: paper strips how to buy them. I always buy mine in a way. A box like these cost $10 has six different packs on each pack, has six different radiance. This paper is always low weight on the wits. Measures can be 357 or 10 millimeters. In this case, three millimeters with they are 54 centimeters long. All the information is in the back off the books. The good thing is that all the corners combined with each other on their ready to use The stuff that you make with this is trips that they're very, very thing looks really dedicated. Also, you can buy just 1/4 played thes black strips, 10 units, Ghost, 99 cents. Another way to base trips. It's ladies with the strips brain mode. He's had 260 units, and they cost almost $4. Their 38 centimeters loan on 10 millimeters quits something completely different are disease strips that worked perfect as a flower center. They have different models on different colors. - The important thing to take care because you have to roll it from the back side in order to show the good side When you open the flower with your fingers at the end. Well, this is all about paper strips to Bye. See you in next class that we're going to talk about how to make the paper strips. 4. Paper strips to make: paper strips on how to make them. One option is to use a paper shredder that goes around $25. It is very easy to use, and you can make in a fast way a lot of strips. Any kind of paper can work. The only thing is that it leaves a funny it on. The wits is always the same. They want the house, your machine. Are you going to change it? Another way to make paper strips is to use a paper guillotine. You can cut any kind of paper on any measure, but it is very slow to make a lot of his trips. The cheapest way to make a strips is to cut them with a cutter, any kind of paper. Our measure will work, but it is also a very slow method. The new invention I had seen in Internet and I had tried and I really like it. It is to cut the paper with a pastor cutter. It is a very fast way to make this trips, but it has only one measure in my case is fine. Millimeters with any kind of paper will work. Not closely. Well, this is all about paper strips. See you in next medium. Bye. Bye. 5. Quilling Needles: about grilling needles. The most common needle is the one that has one cut in the middle like the silver green on the little blue. Then you have different one like this other two blue ones that has just one cut. They are for different uses. The battery one has to battery inside double A on they lost a lot on Only has one button that you have to press very, very lightly in order to use it. Because if you press it very hard, the paper goes wrong. You this a pistol is only for low weight paper on The perfect use for this tool is to make stuff like I'm show when a A lot of rules like design Lee. This one with this tool is faster to do it well, Thistle about needles. Thank you. See you in next graph 6. Quilling Coach: green coat. It goes just $1.29. This girl is an accessory for a Quillin needle. But you have to be careful. Not all willing Neil's Canfield inside the hole. And for what? Can you use this? Well, for example, when you need to do a role very, very, very big, it will help you not to fall the paper. Or maybe you need to the many roles all the same measure so you can use the marks that you have in the coach to remember where to stop role in the paper. - Then you just need to glue the road and take it. You can help yourself with coach to take the role outside of the legal, and also you can use this tool to make your old very flood. 7. Quilling Glue: about blue and how to blue your stuff. I think the best clue is colorless premium Latics. You can find it in big stores on the painting areas. Remember that Look, if it is water based because this is very important, it is a big can. So I put this plastic in order to protect it. Better from there. Also, I like to have some in a little jar too easily. Use it any time. The best thing I discover it is this'll. It'll bottle with a needle. It is very cheap, and it's very great to use it. I really recommend it. - The only thing is that when you try to fill it, you need something like a syringe because it is a very little hole and I didn't find a better way to do it. - When you glue a paper strip, it is great to use the little bottle. Then you need to can't until four seconds, and it's going to be ready and right. But when you need to place a surface, ladies, it is better to use a paper with glue like I'm sure winning the video this time you have to take if it is all blue. Or if it isn't some extra butte And remember to take out all the extra glue before it dries - well for three grilling, I recommend the Silicon Blue Gan. All these examples are glowing With this gun, you just need to follow the order. I tried not to make many blue hairs because then you have to take it away in order to finish your work. 8. Quilling Stencils: Quillin moles. This circle stencil is from school equal work, but it's better something with more tape that this Corkum plastic stencil or this three D printed stencil, - for example, when I wanted to make these flowers the best way to make all the peoples the same size is to use. One of these also has a second news like to replace it. Lisa's form. Pippin's worked perfect in this cork. - Then we have this pink will Ingrid that helps you to make a lotus forms, but it isn't as free as the corpse. The valley border. I really didn't use it that much. I think the better use is if you want to make earrings or something kind of squealing jury . So these are just forms that you can feel inside. It's a mother queen. I recommend to put numbers in each step in order to remember easily which one you had. News The queen in three D heart bold, more to cost $1.99 and is very useful. If you want to give a three D effect to your creations, for example, to make icons or center flowers, it is very easy to use you just need to make a role on push over the moulder role became from the little one until the final. Make sure you want dental play the blue. You have to decide which one is the good sigh or the bad side on. According to your design, you have to apply the glue in the side of you want. It will take longer to dry because of the mountain. It will take longer to dry because of the amount of the blue that you have to apply. See you next class. 9. Quilling Crimper: paper cream for it cost $1.50. Mine has two measures that exists. Also sums with one measure. I really didn't use it that much. Some examples off what you can do. What? These are this lives or the detail in the petals Flower, Do you see? It is very simple. I'm nice. My kids loves to use it. Be careful when you apply it to the form. Not so. Smash it in order to keep the wave. That's all about paper cream, okay? 10. Quilling Template: templates are very useful to make repeated the signs. You can buy one like these, it cause 76 cents. Or you can draw one or prince the one you like, You said it is very simple. First, you have to attach it with beans over a cork form Shit. Make all your forms on a start, for with the shape always with beans spelled. Also, you can add some more glue. And, of course, wait until it dries before you gonna touch it. And that's old. 11. Quilling Comb: squealing Come. I had bean using and fighting with a regular come from my house and finally bought one specific for grilling. It cause numbers to guide you. And also the come teeth length allow you to work many forms at the same time before you take it out from the comb. Become cost $2.13 on the uses are many and the results are really great. But I consider that used to come is kind of complicated. I will show you to completed different designs. I like to blew it in order to make it stronger on doesn't fall off when I take it out from the calm okay and exist many other designs and more complicated. Also, you can search more about it in interment. On that so about will come 12. Tweezers: researchers they come to in the back. The one I like the most is the one that is Kirk. The cost is 76 cents. They're great to hold little pieces on glue them not getting your fingers 30. Okay, Sometimes it is very difficult to reach in the center of something to place something a specific, so they are perfect for that, and that's all about tweezers. 13. Scissors: Caesar. Some beans. They are very useful. My Ceasar is a nail one. But what I think is great about it is that is very sharp. Little on easy to handle it. I use it to cat and also to curve the strips. Beans are very useful to keep the science over a template or when you just need to keep everything together in place to blow it. And that's all about Caesar. Some things. 14. Varnish: varnishes. I really didn't experimented that match with varnish. I just bought two types. Most of my works don't need to be waterproof on. This is maybe the reason why they didn't go deeper with Baroness. The 1st 1 I bought and used the most is the micro place. And this is like to put the shoe polish more or less. This way, the brother you have is protected from water. For example, in case you want to make a pair of hearings because off me Crowe plays is $9.86 on I bought it in Amazon. The 2nd 1 is clear, glossy finish. And I don't like it at all because I am more a made person on also because to apply it is very difficult not to live your fingerprint. The cost of this one is $4.94 sense and I bought it also in Amazon 15. Bye bye: Well, I just want to thank you. For what? In the videos. If you have any doubt, please don't hesitate to ask me if you want to share your approach it in the gallery. I will love to see it. All the tools I bought are for me obey their very cheap. But it takes longer to receive them. I said the vanishing that I bought from Amazon and the glued everybody in literally Merlene . I wanted to share the complete process of making a flower, but it is more than an hour. So I think I will have to do it in a different class or a different way. Well, but I see you.