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Paper Typography Quilling | A Step-By-Step Guide into Quilled Paper Art

teacher avatar Julide Belen, Paper Artist & Designer

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10 Lessons (1h 6m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Tools

    • 3. Cutting the Paper

    • 4. Choosing The Font

    • 5. The Design

    • 6. Executing The Design Part I

    • 7. Executing The Design Part II

    • 8. Executing The Design Part III

    • 9. Framing

    • 10. Conclusion

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In this class, I am looking forward to sharing my passion of paper art and its process from start to finish. I hope to inspire to help express art through one of the most versatile art medium: paper.

Join me and let's create something amazing together!

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Julide Belen

Paper Artist & Designer


Hi, I am Julide; side project enthusiast, professional paper curler, teacher, coffee lover, equal opportunity animal petter, tea drinker, hand letterer, art director, typography obsessed designer, creating a colorful world, one paper artwork at a time. I do believe in sharing knowledge to help others and learn more along the way.

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1. Intro: Hello, my name is Julia Day and I'm a paper artists and welcome to my paper world. It was around 2015 that I discovered this art form and it was love at first sight. It was amazing. The first night I placed my first strip of paper to create my initial. And I haven't looked back since whether this is your first time hearing about coiling or you're a seasoned pro that just wants to brush up on some of the old techniques. I welcome you. I tried to create a class that is suitable for every level of student. And I documented my whole process from start to finish, step-by-step. And I hope you'll be inspired. Come join me and let's create something amazing together. 2. Tools: When it comes to killing, you don't need too much. Most of the stuff that you are going to be meeting, you probably have it around the house laying around four that are intended for something else, minus a few things that you will probably have to buy. But again, you don't need to. It's just there for convenience if you need to buy. The first thing is going to be a cutting mat and then a lightbox. A bunch of paper to sketch with a pencil and low scissors. A sculpting needle, pair of tweezers, box cutter, a ruler, some sort of lid or any kind of thing that you can pour glue into and paper. You can buy your own paper and then cut your strips yourself. Or you can buy pre-cut quilt paper. In the next lesson, we are going to learn how to cut our own paper. So it lets go. 3. Cutting the Paper: In the previous module, we talked about paper just a little, little bit. You already saw that there were paper that were already pre-cut. They were cold calling papers. But over here, if you want to cut your own strips according to the width of your choosing. I'm going to show you very quickly how to do that. It is very, very simple. All you need is a cutting mat, a ruler, and a cutter. The cutting mat has already indicated measurements on it, so which makes it a lot easier. So if you don't have a ruler, you can just put anything that is flat and then you can just use the increments that is on the cutting board. And for that you just select whatever width you prefer. And then you make sure that both ends of the ruler on the, on the same increment and then you slowly start cutting. I prefer to do the standing up so that I can exert the same amount of pressure on all sides of the ruler. And I'd never moved my hand that is holding the ruler because that is the stabilizing thing for paper. So nothing moves. But I just keep on cutting slowly and gently. Because if you cut it too harshly, sometimes you tear the paper or there is a slight chance that it might go off a little bit which has happened before. So just be mindful, be patient. You could just cut it over and over again. It is fine. That's how I do it. And I've never had any problems with it that way. And there we go. We have cut our strips and that is basically all you need to do. So all these strips are going to be the exact same size. There are split there a little bit thinner. And if you want think Are you can even cut thicker than this too. It's, it's all up to you. That's the best part about being able to cut your own strips. All right, onto the next lesson. Now. 4. Choosing The Font: Choosing the right font is one of the important steps in the design process. To be able to do that, I prefer to use Adobe Creative Suite. I use Illustrator for vector based art, something like this. For example, you can get membership for $21, I think a month if you cannot afford it or don't want to afforded or you don't want to go that route. You can always search online and there are lots of free resources that you can use directly in your browser. So just search free Photoshop or free design tools and you will get tons of results. And then you can use the one that best suits your needs. I chose my letter as the letter S. That's an homage to skill share, since this is my first ever video, I thought it would be fitting. So we're gonna be starting with placing the S on the page. And this page that you see, the white area that you see is 8.5 by 11, which is the letter size, which is the regular printer paper size. I want to fit that in a way that it fits in a frame. The frames that I usually use is either eight by eight or eight by ten. So I'm trying out to draw this frame which is going to be fitting into eight by eight frame. So I'm, and thinking of this outside border that I put in, the black line is going to represent the actual size of the frame. We're going to make it a little bit thicker. Just to give a little bit better understanding of what the frame might look like. Because I think that was like the thinnest frame that I have. And I'm gonna put another square that will be representing the frame within the frame or Matt to give the design a little bit of breathing room. I think I want to do like an inch on both sides. I'd just put half an inch, but that's not gonna be enough. The bigger the white border around it, the better your design will look. Because it's going to give that breathing space for the design to shine. So there we go. That's basically what the design is going to look like within an eight by eight frame. When I say frame, it's not an actual photo frame is a shadow box. And for those of you who don't know what a shadow box is, it looks like a frame, but it is about an inch wide, which means the back of the frame sits about an inch away from the glass. That gives a lot more room for any kind of 3D projects that you may be wanting to frame basically. Alright, back to our letter and making it a little bit thinner. So it represents the map that's around it. I really like this S, But I think it would be best fitted in a portrait sized paper, not landscapes. So I'm going to adjust this and I'm going to put this in a frame that is ten by eight. I think that would be best. That is what a ten by eight frame would look like. And then that is what the inner paper would look like. And now I can make this even bigger, which would work for me because that would give me a lot bigger area for me too. Do the design on. Now since we've put this on here, all we have to do is just decide on the font that we want to go with. So for that we're going to go with either sans-serif or serif. So I'm looking to see if I want something really thick that's gonna give me a lot of room to design, which I think this might be it, but this would fit in a really nice eight by eight frame because it's more like a square. And I really like this font. I mean, the whole flow is really perfect for the paper art that we're doing. But I don't think this font is going to be right for this project, but I'm gonna save this up for the next class. So keep your eyes on that one. So I've decided to go with either a sans-serif, which is on the left and it's a little bit thicker or a serif font. Serifs are those little tiny legs at the end of the letter form. That sans-serif one is more of a modern font and it provides a lot more space for me to be able to do design inside of it. But in the end, what's going to make that decision easily for you is going to be thinking of the personality of the person that you're going to give this project to in the end, it has to be fitting in with their personality, with our character, with how you perceive that person, with how you think that the artwork reflects that person. So choose it accordingly. Annual never go wrong. For me. I decided to go with the serif font. I think we're gonna have a lot of fun with this. So I'm just outlining the font and then I will print this out. This will be the background of the design that I'm gonna be doing. I'm going to be designing on top of this letter form. So now that we have the S, we are ready to move on to the next lesson. 5. The Design: Alright, we have our S printed and we are ready to go. So the next step is securing it onto our light box by taping it up. If you don't have a lightbox, not to worry, you can use window during the day time. I went to do a few sketches before I decide on the finalized design. So let's start with the very first design. I'm going to keep these serifs separate from the actual form of the letter because it is such a nice shape and it's very natural flowing shape. So I'm trying to decide where I want to start and finish. I always put like tight coiled paper to separate the serifs or any area that I wanted to separate. So I think I want to end over there. I'm just trying so nothing is certain yet. I'm just going to draw and see how it feels to me. These long straight lines would work better. But I don't like that curve over there. So I might actually try to curve it this way and try to find that middle point. Maybe I'll just go round that way because the paper wants the curl. I continue curling. So that feels a lot more natural. And I think this might be a lot better suited for this that even with that kind of a little natural curve at the end of the S would be great. And then I don't want it abruptly to end it there. So I'm just going to continue and make it a really nice, beautiful Swirl at the end that would complete that arc. You can end it there or you can make it a little bit longer. It's totally up to you. This is your design, however you want. Represent your style. Go for it. I'm going to start adding some other swirls around to see what looks best. These are just drafts. Remember that you can do as many sketches as you'd like and just to see how it looks. And that's why we're sketching. So I think this, the natural shape of the S is perfect for that drop drop shape that I do is I would like to utilize that and then adding some other were basically doodling right now. We're going to be doodle and see what looks best. And then now the serifs that they're a little bit different or a little bit thinner. So I'm going to try out with every design that we make. I'm gonna make these serifs a little bit different to see how it looks. And then decide what I think would suit best for the design. The natural shape of the coils works to our advantage here. I don't like these two sinner too much, so I'm just going to erase this. This is your thing so you can, right now is the time to change whatever you dislike about it. So erase it, adds stuff. It's all in your power. You're free to do whatever you want to do. There are basically no rules, but just whatever you want to make it. Now with the second shape, the drop shape, I loved very much. It kinda reminds me of a Paisley designed to, but I think I would like to use that in this design of the S. And because it is so symmetrical, or why not try symmetrical all the way? Again with the drops I love US and drops, their great fillers. They also add to the flow of the design. So you can feel free to use them wherever you think it is necessary. So then this turned out to be really interesting. I mean, I wasn't expecting it to be like this, but it's, I'm, I'm liking this. Alright, so now let's add some separate serif types. And because I used the drops a lot here, I think it adds to the flow of it and I really like how it looks with the tail of the S and the serifs. Like water droplets. It looks really nice. I like it. All right, let's do another one. I like to do at least like 45, sometimes ten designs and then I like to pick out whatever I liked best from each. This is going to be very interesting. So the whole body is going to be full of the straight paper. And then the serifs are going to be very ornate. Which is a different approach. It's not bad, but I, I'm not feeling this too much, but I just want to finish to see how it looks to me. That's very repetitive and I, I, I don't like the repetitiveness of it. So let's see what the fourth is going to be. Take this maybe to where it naturally would go. Just like the first one we did. So instead of going to towards the right, we'll just go towards the left. And then we'll leave this area with different sizes of coils. We can use the drop shape. Looks a little bit off. It didn't look like what I had in mind, so I'm just going to remove it and try something else. And these peddle coils are really nice too, which I like using a lot. And then just coils around it. It's very girly, very feminine, very ornate and very playful. Little droplets again. And here I can use long paper again to match the body of the shape. Here I don't like the drops go in opposite, so I think they should all be heading in the same direction. That would be better for the flow. And then again the drops. Okay, so now I have four different designs and I'm looking at all of them. And then I have to pick what I liked from each of those. And I think I'm gonna go with two of these. I think this, and that is my favorite. And now I'm going to pick and choose what I like best from each and then create a finalized sketch. I keep the other two designs in view so that I have a reference to look at. So let's just do the serif because both the serifs are the same and I really like that flow, so I'm gonna keep that. And same at the top and the bottom. They're not going to be symmetrical. So you can do that if you want to, but I'm just going to leave it how I want to do it when the time comes for it. And then now I definitely want to have like a big tear drop shape in there. And then the long lines, which will give me like a gradient effect, which looks really nice on whitepaper. I have to decide where it ends. I think that would be like a more natural curve to the S. I like the tips dipping like this. I've used that in one of my other typographical projects and it looks really nice and I can use these petals, so it's a little bit of everything and then this will be our final design. I guys ready? I know I'm excited. So let's just go and make it happen. 6. Executing The Design Part I: Alright, now we're gonna do the very fun part of the whole thing, which is going to be executing the design. We've come to a conclusion as to what we like. And I've chosen blue colors for this because it, it was summertime. It's the color of the sea, the ocean, or any kind of water which I associate with the summertime. So I'm using this, but you can choose any color that you want, but it's totally fine. So the theme is going to be like a summer themed S. S can stand for summer tube. I didn't think about that until now, but yeah, there we go. So we're going to start relaxing the paper a little bit. If I do this without relaxing the paper creases when I do it. So I'm trying to avoid that and get any kind of edges to the paper. So I'm just relaxing and before I start curling it, I use the tool to give the first rounded loop. And then once it does, I don't need the tool anymore. I just wrap it with my fingers. You can do what ever you feel like is easier for you. I found this method to be easy. So you see there's a hole in the middle. It looks very nice. And then that little flap that's open, we're going to use it to get a little bit of glue. Not too much, just a little bit, but we do want it to hold, so it's gonna be a little bit of glue layer. And then you just close them flat. And then it's going to take a few seconds, maybe up to a minute for it to just click on cling on to the paper and then you just tap it so that everything just fits in well. And then I'm going to use a different color on like addition to it, like the second round of curling wrapping around it to give it a little bit more color because it's gonna have like multi-colored layers in that little tight coil. And we're going to continue where the other paper ended to give it a little bit more seamless effect when you look at it, when you finish it. And I'm going to put the paper right. Or the other paper ended like that. You just told me it's slightly until it is stuck to the paper a little bit, and then I can start wrapping it around. There we go. And then we glue the flap again just a little bit, not too much because we don't want the glue to spill out from the other edges. So that should be just a very enough thing. I do that little pushing down at the end just to make it a little bit more seamless. And I tap and at the bottom. Top part again so that everything that looks old unison. And then I cut down a little bit longer paper because I want this color to be the most prominent one. The color that you want to be the most, you should have the most off. And then this is the little bit of a thicker paper than the other ones. So I need to relax a little bit more. And then I will continue to do exactly what I just did for the other ones. I'm going to find where that paper ended and then use fair little glue just to hold the end of it in place. And then start wrapping it. It takes a little bit because it's glue, it's not going to dry immediately. So you have you have to wait maybe just a few seconds as long as it takes. I'm going to speed up the little, little bit of this because as the same process that you just saw some parts of it, I'm going to start speeding up. If I'm showing the same thing over and over again. So it's not too much of a time waster, but you can pause it if you're doing it along with me. Just pause it where you need to catch up to it with your design. And then we'll pick up where we left off. So this is going to be the starting quote. I always start with a coil when I'm doing the designs, it's kinda like a starting point of the whole design, hold the whole creation. So this will go up at the top right there. And everything will start springing from that point. And I'm getting blew it. I'm trying to use that part at the very top where the paper ended. I don't want it to be too visible, so I'm going to turn it all the way up top so it will not show in pictures. If there is something else that you're putting right next to, its better to turn it in that way so it is hidden behind something, but over here it's fine. It's at the very top. Usually the pictures I take it as R from the bottom towards the top, so it's not going to be visible at all. And when you put the frame up on the wall to it's not going to be visible at all. So I'm just trying to follow along the lines that I drew. And for that I'm going to use the back of the sculptors needle because it is a little bit of a wider area so it doesn't curl too much. But as curls just enough. So I'm just trying to adjust it. It's it takes a little bit. So I want you to be patient with this one. Take all the time that you need. That is all you need for a successful design as just patients. And then constant iteration. And then what the size? I always cut to the paper a little bit longer so I can cut it down because if you cut it really short, you cannot add to it. Remember, just take her time with it. It's OK. And once you're sure that it is exactly how you want it to be. And now we're ready to put glue around it because it was a long piece of paper. I hold both ends so it doesn't accidentally fallen to the glue, which I've done many times before. It's not fun. You can still clean it up, but you just want a clean work. So just be careful helmet on both ends so that you have a lot more secure paper. And just make sure to get glue on every inch of that paper. Because the area that you're putting the glue is incredibly tiny. I want to make sure that it is all covered in blue. Not when I say covered in blue, I don't mean like as dripping with glue, but that every surface has touched the glue and has a little bit of glue on it. And then the video isn't still going. I'm just holding the paper in place without moving so that it actually connects to the paper. So again, with patients now, I can circle and carefully place the rest of the paper so that it is exactly as in the design. And you have a very, very small window of opportunity here to make small adjustments before the glue completely dries. In that aspect, you can just adjust the paper minimally and then clean up any access glue so that it does not warp the paper because it is liquid. It will affect the paper quality. And sometimes when I do these, it takes a lot of time, not because the actual design takes time, time, but I have to wait for the glue to completely dry so it might take a few hours, I'll put it away and then I'll come back to it so that if the paper is warping, it'll be a little bit longer until it's completely dried and the paper is flat. Like if you continue working with liquid and paper, a will start warping the paper. It will not look good, it'll look sloppy. So I would recommend you take your time with this. It's very fragile. It's strong, but it's at the same time very fragile and it needs a lot of patients, like I said before, but I cannot stress it enough. So over here again with this, the second paper, I keep measuring it and adjusting it and then curling it to see the best way it looks. And then until I'm happy with it, I keep doing it. Keep doing it. And sometimes there has been it has happened to me before that I will have to start redoing the whole process from the start because something happens. Mishaps happen, which is totally fine. It comes with the territory. And then there is sometimes excessive glue on the paper. Hope like I did over here, you immediately get the access clue from the paper so you don't mess it up like I just did then. But it's okay. I'm glad that it happened because I didn't want to edit it out. I wanted to show that it happens. But if you act quickly, you'll be able to save your paper. If you do it on a white paper will be a lot more forgiving than the colored paper. Because the glue will show streaks on the color paper a little bit more than it would on a white paper if you're using too much fluid, it'll show on the white paper too. But E, because the glue dries transparent. It is it looks a lot better on the white paper. But yeah, if you're using any kind of colors, maybe like a black background, gray background, red background, anything other than white. It'll show so much. So be careful when you're doing those designs. You have to be like even more careful then this. So I just keep on doing this. I'm just repeating the same process over and over again is just the, the paper is getting shorter and shorter and smaller and smaller because the design in the design that we determined, it is getting smaller and smaller. So we're using exactly the same tactic for each strand of paper that we're using. And for that reason I'm going to speed this process up a little bit. You'll still be able to see everything that I'm doing is just gonna be a lot faster. He was. This part is starting to look like a bird. To me. I might have to draw this off after this class is over. Looking forward to it like a nice design anyway. So I hope you guys were able to keep up with this part and enjoyed this. This is the top part of S. And we will continue on with the bottom part and do different, a little bit more traditional willing items on there. So I'll see you guys next module. 7. Executing The Design Part II: Alright, now we're back to do the second part of the S, which is the bottom part. We're gonna do a big teardrop shape. It's really fun to do these shapes. I want to add a little bit more color. I don't want to stick with the blue for the whole project. I want to add a little bit of a contrast and color of orange and a little bit of yellow a little bit, just to give a splash of color and to make it a little bit more livelier. But we can't just pop it there. We're going to do it gradually. So the outside of this tear drop is going to be blue, but the inside is going to be warmer colors, which you will see in a little bit. Now, I think that's too much glue, so I'm gonna move it slightly. And we are going to close that end to have that teardrop shape. All right, now, let's see exactly where we want to put it. I'm looking at the design underneath. I can barely see it because there's so much sun coming in right now. On the video appears a lot better. When I was actually there shooting the video. I was not able to see it properly. So I sometimes had to push the paper and a little bit to get a better idea. But it all worked out in the end, so it's fine. So once I was certain where I wanted to put it, I was ready. Just adjusting it right now. And seeing where the design his There we go. I popped the bottom part and then pushing in the rest of it so that it clings to the paper. There we go. Now the inside is going to be the transitional paper. That's why I chose white. And let's do the same thing again. Just glue it up. United at the top. And then we have our little It's like a paisley shape. Now this one's a little bit bigger now. It's okay, we don't have to do it. Another one if it's bigger than what it needs to be, all we have to do just cut off a little bit on the end and then see if the top part opens up or not. Sometimes, if you cut it too much, it would barely hold on. So I just wanted to add some additional glue just to make sure that it is actually it has glue old Over. There we go. That should work now. Now that it's a little bit more. Perfect. Yeah, it's looking good. Now. Adjustments aren't good. I like it. Okay. We can start using clue. Just holding it in place until the glue dries up a little bit. There we go. That's perfect. Now we can start using different colored paper. I'm going to make a coil just like that one. I'm gonna start with white and then start adding colors to it just like we did and that with the first coil. But this time it's going to have warm colors. I'm speeding up the process because you know what to do at this point. I'm still showing every step of my process, but I'm just speeding up a little bit just to save a little bit time. Again, like in the previous video, if you're doing this along with me, you can pause it this part and then continue at it as you reach this point so that you can continue creating this build with me. Alright, R coil is ready. Now I want to push just a little bit to make it pop out very slightly. It gives its already 3D, but it gives a little bit of up to, it's a little bit special. It makes it look a little bit livelier. I'd just love to do it. You don't have to do it. It's totally fine. It's a personal choice. And I love it. I'm doing it on this design to. So again, we're going with a second coil. It's going to be slightly smaller because the heaviest coil, like the biggest coil should be at the very top. And then as it goes backwards, it should get smaller, just like the shape. It's just following the shape. So this is the second one. The third one is going to be tinier because there's no room to put any more. Also, it looks very nice. It gives it a nice little tail. So I highly recommend you doing it that way. There we go. I'm pushing not one against slightly as it would go. Your fingers don't do it, just use other tools to help you with it. That's why we have tools to help us with what we need them for. There we go. See it's slightly smaller. The third one's going to be really, really tiny, but that's okay. I'm not even going to use like a white Center is just going to be orange. And that should be it. There we go. That's the final one. Now, I'm ready to just glue everything in place. I'm trying to make sure that the ends of the paper were the last paper was wrapped, is looking towards the north side of the paper, towards the top of the paper so that it's not going to show in pictures just like we did at the very top coil. There you go. Perfect. Now that that's done, we can get to the tail part of it. I want to repeat the process that we did for the first coil that we did at the very top. I wanted to do the same thing for the bottom. So again, I'm speeding it up because the process is the same. So this is a lot of repetitions in this art form, which is great. It gives you a lot of practice to so just embrace it and be happy with it. And in Node and in no time you will be a pro killer. So there we go. There's our coil and then I'm going to put it down at the bottom of this teardrop shape. So the serifs and the tails of the S can sprout from that source. Basically. There we go, that's perfect. Perfect. Making minor adjustments when needs to be done. Ok. At the very top, I want to add a little bit more tear drop shapes on the inside of the top part of the s. It felt like a little bit too thin to my eyes. So I'm just adding a couple of extra splashes. I want to use a different color to it, to adding splashes of color into that blue. So I decided to use purple for the top part and for the bottom, I'm going to be using a more lighter end, warmer colors like the oranges and yellows. It's gonna go to the bottom tail and then purples and blues are going to stay up top maybe with a, with an orange or yellow here and there. These are really flat teardrops. So you just press it just makes sure that you don't crinkled paper when you're pressing it, just be very gentle with it. Keep reshaping it until you are happy with the shape that you have. I'm just cutting it a little bit. I think it was a little bit too long, longer than I thought it was going to be, but it's always better to have something longer because you can always cut it down to what's whatever size that you want rather than having it really short. So there we go, that's perfect size. I like it and I'm putting it, I think I'm going to add one more which is going to be orange color. It's going to be much smaller than that, but it is going to help with the weight of that asked at the very top. And I'm relaxed thing that curve at the very top that it's going to have because it's going to be a really, really thin curve. I'm trying to be mindful of the paper, so it's not going to be like folded paper. We want we want it to still have the integrity of the teardrop, but we want it really, really narrow. So for that, I need to relax the paper really harshly at the top, but in the end, it looks really nice. So let's see if this is size-wise. Good. I think it might be a little bit to longer than an IEP. Yeah. Just just slightly smaller. To make it smaller, I need to cut from the very edge, but to be able to cut, I'm want to glue it a little bit further in. There we go. That's a much smaller. So now I know I can cut, cut nice chunk from the very tip. There we go. I think that should be good. If you're not certain, Do it in very small increments instead of cutting just one big chunk and then being unhappy with it. So do it very, very, very slowly. And in small portions. There we go. That's perfect. I love this. It also looks like the sea and the waves crashing. I really love every hidden meaning that you can put into your deadline. It adds a little bit more specialists to it and especially custom work like this. I want somebody comes to you and asks you to do something for them. It is very beneficial to add these little bits and pieces of details that makes it very special for that person. Or even you, you might be doing this for yourself. So you will appreciate it every time you look at it when you're hanging on your wall. Alright, this tight coil is going to be the middle part of the three petals that will surround it. And those three petals are going to have the three colors. That's going to be blue, dark orange, and light orange. It's kinda like a nice transitional color waves. I wanted to try it with different colors. I tried purple, but I think blue is lot more striking and lot more brighter. So I went with that. I'm just choosing the smallest of the paper and going with that size so I can cut all of these approximately the same size. We're going to be making a small petals. That pedal that we're gonna be doing is a traditional coiling shape. And I'll show you how to do it very quickly. And we'll be doing a three times. Alright, we're going to start as if we're making a very tight coil just like we've been doing. But the difference with this is once you come to the end, you're going to like go slightly so that the coil just uncoiled a little bit. So you have that little bit of room in there, and then once you're happy with the size of it, you're going to squish one end and the other end will still stay around. And there you go. That's how you do a teardrop coil. And then we're gonna close the flap just like we do with the regular coil. But of course the shape is teardrops, so that's how it looks. If you have any access paper, just make sure you cut it. So it looks nice. I like ending the paper at the very top because it looks nice and neat. And it has the least amount of area at the very top, so it looks really nice. There's our first petal and then we're gonna do this second one. I'm going to speed this up a little bit because we're doing the same exact thing. Just roll it just like a tight coil. Then like go little bit. Dairy go. If for some reason you're not happy with the coil that comes out, because for it to come out really nice, the distance between each loose coil needs to be similar so that when you push it, you have that nice little Cascading paper. So if you're unhappy with it, just opened it up. Again, fold it again. When I say fold, I mean rapid again. Do it as many times as you need. And if the paper becomes really bad, just pick another piece of paper because once you glue it in there, this is going to stay there for a while until the end of its life expectancy. So you need something that is going to stay there for a while and for it to look really, really nice for yourself or for somebody else. So just be mindful, take your time with it. Do clean work, do a work that you'll be proud of. It took me like three I think three or four attempts to make this one for some reason it did not agree with me, but I got it done in the end. No problems. Alright, there we go. There's our flower. I'm not starting gluing them yet. I want to wait until I get these two other pieces done. And then I wanted to see if there's anything that needs adjusting Before I start using glue on these because these are individual pieces. So I want to create these and then put them and then C and make the adjustments because once you include glue, there's no turning back. It's very unforgiving. So you have to be absolutely certain as to if you're happy with everything that you've done so far and once you do, then you glue it in and then you'll be very happy with the design in the, and I promise you, I'm just loosening the coil and then opening it up. So it has this nice, beautiful curved tail at the end. I really love these because the shame that they give once they are glued to the paper, the color of the paper and just reflect on the white. That's my prefer working with the Y2 because as soon as the light comes in and you see the blue, it's as if somebody just paint a below that shape as well. It's, it's fascinating array and I love working with paper. It's one of the most versatile medium is an art. That's where that's gonna go and then that's where the bottom one is going to go. Perfect. Remember to take not too much glue when you're popping it in. Just make sure that all of the edges have glue on them, but not the kind of glue that's dripping. Just that it's that the bottom is covered with a glue and that's it. And make all the adjustments wanted once it touches the paper and then you're done. You don't need to worry about it. It's, it's done. Now we can place the pedals. I wanna see the distance between the two so I know exactly where the middle coil is going to be glutes. So that's where I'm doing it right now. There we go. That's where it needs to be. Perfect. Now I can glue all the other petals all around that middle section so it looks like a flower. All right, well that concludes the bottom part of the S after we make the final adjustments. And I'll be steam as in the next module or recover the serifs, the S, the tails than the top part of the S, o and we're so close to being done, I'm so excited, or it's the guys in the next module. 8. Executing The Design Part III: And we're back for the final one, are going to be doing the tips of the S, the serifs and tails. This aren't going to be fantastic and I'm looking forward to it because this is like the final part because var almost done. Plus this is one of my favourite part because I do love making these teardrop shapes. I use it in almost all of my designs. It's there, it's super fun to make and they look very good once they're done. And you'll see in just a minute. So I'm still doing the same thing that we did at the very tough for the smaller ones. Now we're just using it for the bigger versions of it. So the technique is the same. I'm just going to show one and I'm going to speed up for the other ones so you can see how it is done. Now this is going to be the main one of the tail. So it's gonna be a lot bigger than all of the other ones that are gonna be used. I used a little bit more glue on those to cover the surface because the tip of it, I want to be a little bit more flat. There we go. And just adjusting the very tip because of that bottom part is going to be the one that's going to be given the shape of the bottom of the s. So it is kind of important and I'm taking my time with it until I'm happy with it and I'm making adjustments to it. The parts I don't like I push the parts. I need to adjust. I do. I need to curl those middle parts, the curves, and then I adjust the roundness of the tip. Like that. It's constant iteration and there's nothing wrong with that. It takes as long as it takes. I'll be okay with it. There we go. That looks for I bought right. Glue it and then just place it because these are so thin, I'm not going to put anything inside them. And these are a beautiful enough to carry their own weight with the design. Okay. Okay. Now, okay. Two, the frontier we are at the very end putting the finishing touches. Oh my God, it has been quite a journey, but we're not done yet because presentation is important, we need to frame this work of art. But before we do the most important thing, we need to sign our work. Make sure it's not too big to overpower, compete with design, but very tasteful. There you go. See you in the next module. 9. Framing: All right, this is our frame, which is also called a shadow box because it has a little bit more depth to it. It's about an inch wide, I mean, deep. And it does have this little wooden frame within the frame. It just holds the paper warm. We're going to be placing it against the glass. So we're going to be framing this number right here until we're done. And now I'm going to show you how to make the white border around it. First, I'm going to be cutting the paper eight by eight because that is how beg my frame S. Now I need to be marking the corners where I need to cut on the inside of the paper. Now that we're done marking, we can start cutting. Make sure to stay within the lines that we have drones so that the edge of the borders is really, really nice and clean and crisp. And now we're ready to put our frame, it to good use and put our paper and our artwork in it. For that, we're going to open it up on the back. And when you're placing the paper, make sure that the pencil marks are toward you. So they will not show once framing is done and that you're turning it over. Once you secure the back, you are good to go. There you go. Congratulations, you're all done. 10. Conclusion: I hope you found this class useful and enjoyed yourselves as much as I did making math class. I included a PDF with all the alphabet. So pick a letter from that and then get to quelling and cannot wait to see what you come up with. I plan on making more classes, so I hope to see you in my next class. Bye for now, and keep on creating.