Get Your Twirl On: Paper Quilling - Wheatear, Alternate Side Loop, Husking | Lisa Palmer | Skillshare

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Get Your Twirl On: Paper Quilling - Wheatear, Alternate Side Loop, Husking

teacher avatar Lisa Palmer, Spreading the joy of paper filigree.

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11 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. GYTO Intro Comb and Husking

    • 2. GYTO Comb Options

    • 3. GYTO How to wrap a wheatear & make a leaf

    • 4. GYTO Create a Wheatear Petal

    • 5. GYTO How to alternate colors

    • 6. GYTO Double wheatear into a wing shape

    • 7. GYTO Double Wheatear Petal

    • 8. GYTO Alternate Side Loop wrapped petals

    • 9. GYTO Design Grid Wheatear & ASL

    • 10. GYTO Design Grid Husking

    • 11. GYTO Project directions & conclusion

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About This Class

The art of paper filigree, also known as paper quilling, is an age old art dating back almost 500 years to the French nuns and monasteries. 

Are you new to paper quilling? Check out my intro class: Get Your Twirl On: Intro to Paper Quilling - 12 Basic Shapes, Tools, and Tips

In Get Your Twirl on: Paper Quilling - Wheater, ASL, and Husking, you will learn how to create 3 quilling techniques that can stand alone in a design or enhance your other work. 

Directions are given for using a quilling comb (even a pet grooming comb!) and for using a husking design grid.

Below are the shapes taught.


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Lisa Palmer

Spreading the joy of paper filigree.


As a craft-o-holic I became bored with everything I knew how to do, so a search in 2011 re-introduced me to paper filigree/quilling. Since January, 2015, I'm been a Best of Missouri Hands/Missouri Artisan juried member, having juried in both 2D Mix Media and Jewelry. In 2016 I received my accreditation with the North American Quilling Guild. I'm also juried into the Early American Life Directory of Traditional Craftsman. I'm honored to have been an artisan at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, for its annual Fall Festival during September and October.

I run and own my quilling business, Never Bored Creations, full-time. I write my own patterns, teach adult classes, and work with Girl Scout and 4-H groups. Add to that my hubby of over 30 years, 3 lovely, adult daughters, a p... See full profile

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1. GYTO Intro Comb and Husking: Hey, Quil, Buddies Lisa here, paper filigree artist and owner of never bored creations. In this video class, we're going to be learning how to create a technique refer to as a wheat here. A wait here can be created by using a cooling comb. It can also be done on a design grid, So check your PDS because I do have a design heard there for you. If you don't have a cooling comb, I'll also be discussing different cones and how you can use them. Here is an example of the shapes that will be creating in this class, and I'll also have a project at the end that you can take these shapes and then create yourself a beautiful piece of art. I'm always excited to get started. So come on, Lawn Quill buddies, Let's go get our Taurel on 2. GYTO Comb Options: when using a comb to make the various shapes that will be learning. In this video, Siri's The first thing you generally will do is run out and buy a very inexpensive plastic home from any of your stores. Now, I do want to caution you if you choose to do that, because these being plastic times they do bend. And sometimes in the wrapping process that we will be learning. Your times will come closer together and your shapes will not be nice and even like you see in these here. So what I recommend you do is one of two things. Go ahead and check out York willing Resource is where you can get these metal kind. Quelling Combs this one you can see from quilt creations is also numbered. That's very helpful when I'm making multiple loops because I can write down which loop I start on and how many of those numbers and times I go up on this one. It is the super looper from quote creations. The large size is approximately the same as the single comb. The nice thing about this is that we also have a second side to it, with additional links to make your loops with. So those are the two that you can get through quilt creations. Another thing that you can do. You can check out the pet section in any of your supply stores. This one I picked up this is a fleet home and grooming comb I got over in the cat section. The flea side is just a little bit small to really be making a good loop, but it is fun to play with. If you're going to do some really miniature type of things on this side, you've got a nice small loop that you can also use, which again is much smaller than this one. But I do keep multiple sizes handy all the time. This is actually a grooming comb from the dog section of a pet store, again making that smaller loop. 3. GYTO How to wrap a wheatear & make a leaf: This is the first shape that we're going to work on with the comb here. First thing we want to do is make a little hook at the end of your paper. This allows it to lay right against the beginning. Here, in the start of your shape, come down to about the third shave the third time here, bring it around. Add a dot of glue. This is another time when just a dot is so important. If you add to match, it will start squishing out along the sides and start making a mess down here. Now what we're gonna do is we're gonna come up to this next time and come back down and around glue wrap it around to the next time it gets off just a little bit. Your tweezers right along the edge will help even it out. We can see we have the center here where we started then we're wrapping every time after that. So I've gone up about 123456 times Here. I'm gonna break this off its biggest. I want it to be glue it down. Push again. Comes all that importance of not pulling on anything. Push your piece right off, and that's going to give you your shape. Lots of things we can do with this shape. We can put several of them together, make a flower. This is also a very nice shape for making grasses into different projects. To do the grass, you're going to hold it down the bottom. Might wanna kind of pinch it to just a little, Hold it down to the bottom here and just pinch and bend. 4. GYTO Create a Wheatear Petal: another very fun shape that I use a lot is when I take my piece notice. I'm going to pinch it a little bit here at the bottom. Okay, now I'm going to grab the top, and generally I'll grab the 1st 2 See the little point that's going on right there. Grab the 1st 2 and push down. Pull back up. This is another very fun shape that makes a wonderful flower petal. I don't have to put that sharp crease. You can also take it and then gently push down in this way, so that gives you more of a rounded look. There's really no limit to what you can do with this, just what your imagination flow on it. 5. GYTO How to alternate colors: one of my examples laying here is this grass or leaf shape. Whatever you prefer to use it for, you can take a look here and see that it's actually two colors. So I wanted to show you how to do a two color. I like to really use two colors whenever I'm doing flower petals, so I'll do like maybe a white, every other one and a red or maybe white just in the center and then read on the outer side . So I've picked my two colors of grain one on the inside, but just that little band again so that I can start it out. I'm gonna start just with the light green around next one going in with the darker green. Okay, so now I have my shape is bigas I want and you can see where I've done. Every other time is dark and every other time is like green. It's tear it off off your shape. Now we have alternating colors on the loops. I'm going to just kind of smooth it out lunch and do a little turn 6. GYTO Double wheatear into a wing shape: let's move on to some shapes that are just a little bit more complicated. We're still going to make our small crease in our paper. But this time I'm going to come inside and lay that down inside the times here, going to come up about fours. We got 1234 Fold it over at that little bit of glue. Now, we're going to come around this next one I'm gonna add right in the middle area, a little glue on both sides. I only have to pick my bottle up once, wrap around over, and we'll continue this until we have the size that we So I'm down to the end of where I want to be. I started out with these four. Then I wrapped an additional 1234 So I've got five total wrapped, a little bit of glue. Tear it off. And now that shows you what we've got going on here. Pull this off. That gives me the shape that you see. I'm going to fold the shape and make a little butterfly type of wing 7. GYTO Double Wheatear Petal: Now I'm gonna show you how I made this shape. I made the same shape on Mike willing Comb That you see laying here with the earlier one would have tourney the paper off. This time I'm not going to going to push the paper off my cone. Take my tweezers, fold it in half. You know I'm going to wrap the tale of the paper around the work. We've done rapid a couple of times this time. Glue and you have your shape makes a wonderful leaf flowers anything that you could think up in your designs. 8. GYTO Alternate Side Loop wrapped petals: We're going to work on these shapes that you see here, laying before me Now, just like with the butterfly wing and flower here, we're going to start in the center area. This one I'm going to do. 12345 Now, earlier we wrapped around. We're not going to do that. Here's the tricky part. Are you watching? You see where you came through on these times? Here. Now we're going to loop over first time. Uh, okay. Not taking it to the back. You can see that we're just coming around front again. Blue will do you down to the center. Over. Okay, so with this fun a little off. So I'm gonna use my tweezers by the glue is still wet. Kind of squeeze those pieces together. So even that's going to give you was looped shape that you can see here. Wrap it in the same color. So I've pulled this off. I now have this almost bow looking shape. And so what a cute little bow for the top of a package that would make this case to fold it up, Wrap it around. And that is how I made this one only with this one. I used two different colors. So when I got finished with my pink eye toward off, I added my darker marine color and wrapped it around. Now that we have our boat ready, I'm bending it to where the long ones are together versus going to the inside where the short ones were together. There's our shape that you see in this one my paper around a couple of times. There you have it. 9. GYTO Design Grid Wheatear & ASL : As you can see, I've gathered the items necessary to work on the next step of learning how to make different shapes. In your willing, we're going to be doing the A S l, which is short for alternate side looping. We're going to make a weed here, and we're going to learn about husking. As you can see, I'm going to slide my grid underneath my waxed paper. Get out some straight pans. We're going to start with the week here first, so let's go ahead and just put your pins into your grid. Now we want to take our paper. If you put a little fold into your paper like we've done previously, create a small loop in the end of your paper that gives you a good foundation for you to put your pin through when you start creating your loops. Now we're just going to come up around next pin, have a glue. Just continue working on this grid. We just have the five pins, but you can make this as big as you want. The grid itself is set on 1/4 of an inch. You could do it on an eighth of an inch you could do it on 1/2 inch. Size is all up to you on that ground. Come to the end, cut or tear off your paper with these small head pins. I only have to remove that bottom pin, and then I can lift my piece off of the rest of the pins. And there had there you have your first shape known as a weed. Here. I've already added the loop to the end of my strip of paper, and I've put it on my based straight pin. The first thing we'll do is come up through the center and wrap around your first pin right up in the middle. Then we're going to come back up. But we're going to come around one of the pins. So we've come up. The middle were coming around now, and we're starting our alternate looping. I've been around terror cat. Her shape. Remove as many pins as you feel necessary to be comfortable getting your product off. There is our alternate side, looping shake. This is great for grass for flower leaves. There's just endless waves that you could use this shape 10. GYTO Design Grid Husking: to now move on to asking. I have already added my loop to my strip of paper. I've put it onto my pin. Husking is a combination of a wheat ear and the alternate side looping with a banding around it, which is also known as the Husky. So let's go ahead and start with our wheat here. It's a little fun to work around the pin sometimes. Also, if you're going to be placing this item down on a card or any type of surface, you don't always have to glue the points down here. Just learn how much you need to glue to keep your shape together a little blue before I start the alternate side looping. Remember, we come up the site again, but we're going to wrap around this way. Wrap around up, wraparound around. Now we have our we'd hear completed up the center and we have our alternate side looping along the outer edge. Now we're gonna start adding the husking, and we're going to do a little drop of glue along each point. Our previous work wrap it around. Do you like to wrap it around twice gives it a good quality outside to the end and my glue cut or tear. Remove a couple extra pins. It's time to give me a little bit more comfort and removing my work. There is your weed here, coming up the centre with your alternate side looping and the wraparound on this one. I didn't actually add the glue to the corners to make this look because I thought I might pull it up a little more. Add just a little glue in the middle here, create a different look so that complete your lessons for using the grid that I have for your SL, your wheat ear and your husky. 11. GYTO Project directions & conclusion: after all your hard work of learning the technique of wheat, ears, alternate side, looping and husking. It's time to put all of that together so that you can make a beautiful design when starting my design. Quite often I will go ahead and place the pieces down on the background. What I've done here is I started out with these two pieces. As you can see, they're not glued down yet. And when I put them where I wanted them on my background on them able to take my peace from the middle and place it down, that gives me a good marking for where everything else is going to go. Now that I have it where I want it going to pick up my center, the first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to get my non porous surface. What I'm going to do is I'm going to put very thin pile of glue on this surface because this is going to help me in gluing these pieces with this little bit of glue on this surface. I can actually work my peace through it and get just enough glue on it that I can place it down on the surface. Now that I've got the 1st 2 piece down, gonna put some glue on this middle one and that's my starting point. So now I can take my pieces and start placing them around my center. Now that I have all the elements of the first sunflower glued down, I'm going to start the 2nd 1 And if I go ahead and pick up my peace, I want him to kind of in her lap. So in place, my first couple, it gives me an idea of where I want it. I'm gonna place my center. It's off. Just a little something to move this one over just a little bit. Maybe bring it out. My pedals aren't scattered so far apart there. That's a good start. So I'm gonna go ahead and glue these pieces down and I will see you back in just a moment. The next step on decided to work on is placing the stem. Now, this may just look like a single strip of paper, but actually it is a single strip of paper only. I have folded it in half. And what I'm going to do because I'm going to take my glue, but a very fine line down through the middle. Glue does spread, so don't think you have to put glue all over both sides. I'm gonna glue this down, so that gives me a piece that has a little bit of support to It makes it a lot easier to glue down. It also gives it a little more support when it's standing up on its own. I'm running. Take my piece and I'm going to put it through my glue and I'm going to do just a little bit of an angle. When you do just a little bit of angle, you're able to pick up that excess glue, stick it into my sunflower that I'm gonna get a little bend. Place it down Now I'm ready to add my leaves. So there you have it. A finished product. My name is Lisa. I'm owner of Never Bored Creations. You can find me at never bored creations dot com, where you can also connect with me on Facebook, on Pinterest and through my Etsy shop, where you can find additional patterns that you can purchase. Here's to get in your twirl on