Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Arts and Crafts/Paper Quilling
|Arts and Crafts
North American Division
See also Paper Quilling - Advanced
|Skill Level 2|
|Year of Introduction: 2006|
The Paper Quilling Honor is a component of the Artisan Master Award .
1. What was paper quilling called when the craft first began? edit
Paper quilling was originally called paper rolling or paper filigree
2. Know the history of quilling. edit
During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. The paper most commonly used was strips of paper trimmed from the gilded edges of books. These gilded paper strips were then rolled to create the quilled shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day. In the 18th century, quilling became popular in Europe where "ladies of leisure" practiced the art. Quilling also spread to the Americas and there are a few examples from Colonial times. Many of the pieces that have been preserved from this time are found religious plaques and artwork. Today, quilling is seeing resurgence in popularity. The craft has become increasingly popular due to the low cost of the basic material, paper, that is required to make the shapes. It is used to decorate wedding invitations, birth announcements, greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and boxes. Quilling can be found in art galleries in Europe and in the United States and is an art that is practiced around the world.
3. Know the tools used in quilling edit
- Quilling Wand (Slotted Tool)
- Paper strips
- Pins and Cardboard (to make eccentric coils if wanted)
4. Know and be able to correctly make each of the following rolls edit
a. Tight Circle edit
1. To make a tight circle, take a quilling wand and a paper strip cut the you desired length. Put the end of the paper strip into the slot on the quilling wand.
2. Then, holding the paper strip kind of taut with your left hand, roll the wand toward your left hand with your right hand
3. Keep rolling and once you get to the end of the paper strip, put a tiny dot of glue on the end of the strip and press it against the side of the circle and hold it there for 5–10 seconds for the glue to dry
4. Now, slip the tight circle off the quilling wand and... voila!! You have made a tight circle.
b. Loose Circle edit
1. The loose circle is almost the same as a tight circle. You start off the same way as you did with the tight circle but when you get to the end of the strip, don't put any glue on the strip, but pull the circle off the quilling wand.
2. Now, set it on a table and let it poof out!!
3. Then, put a little dot of glue on the end of the paper strip and press it against the side of the circle and hold it there for 5–10 seconds.
4. And now you have a loose circle!!
c. Teardrop edit
1. To make a teardrop, start out with a loose circle. Pinch one side of the circle into a point
2. Now you have made a teardrop!
d. Shaped Teardrop edit
1. To make a shaped teardrop, start off with a teardrop, but curl the point downwards.
2. And now you should have made, a shaped teardrop!
e. Marquise edit
1. to make a marquise, start off with a loose circle, then pinch it on opposite sides.
2. Now you have, a marquise!
f. Shaped Marquise edit
g. Crescent edit
h. Square edit
i. Rectangle edit
j. Triangle edit
k. Bunny Ear edit
l. Half Circle edit
m. Rolled Heart (Arrow) edit
n. Holly Leaf edit
5. Know and be able to correctly make each of the following scrolls edit
a. Loose Scroll edit
b. Open Heart edit
c. V Scroll edit
d. S Scroll edit
e. C Scroll edit
6. Make a simple floral design by using at least three of the methods above. edit
These are very fun to make! All you need to know is how to make the basic shapes and scrolls listed above. You can combine the shapes to make beautiful flowers, butterflies, and designs. Then you can glue them onto a card or a piece of paper and hang it in your room. Here is a simple floral design using marquises, S scrolls, loose scrolls, V Scrolls, teardrops, and tight circles.