I have really shocked myself by how well I am getting on with paper quilling and how much I enjoy it. The amount of time it takes to make anything, and the fiddliness of it all…just the thought makes me squirm with impatience. But when I actually sit down and get to it, none of that enters my mind and the hours just slip by. I love it.
After my first paper quilling attempts (where I created the outline of the letters and then filled them in) I went looking for more inspiration and what else can be done. I came across many amazing things (portraits, for example!) but my skills aren’t anywhere near the level to attempt something too adventurous, so I opted for another style I came across which is to have the outline of the letters surrounded by another design.
At first I thought I’d do my name, but that has an “R” in it and I didn’t quite feel up to trying to create the outline of that letter, so I opted for a word with much more simple letter shapes – “HELLO”.
It still took me 3 hours to do that outline, however. I thought it looked okay and so continued with the rest, which I made up as I went along. Which I now regret. A lesson I should have learnt after my initial paper quilling experience.
I like the top half. I think it has a nice flow to it. But I don’t like the red and pink section at all, and dammit if the glue included in the kit wasn’t so amazing I would have peeled that section off. But as it stands, I can’t. Trying to remove that bit would more than likely destroy the whole thing, so I’ve had to leave it as is.