My village church raises money each December by holding a Christmas tree festival. For the first time this year, my lovely quillers and calligraphers have produced some wonderful baubles for our contribution. Apparently, it is a competition, also, but personally, I’ll be voting for the toddler group’s tree!
~ On card which is about 20cm long, draw lines, using a thickish felt tip pen. The space between them should be about 1cm wide.
~ Write your favourite Christmas quotes in the space. It doesn’t have to be in calligraphy – just neat writing will do.
~ Cut out the strips so that just a little of the line remains.
~ Glue four together to make a ‘spider’ and place a little Christmassy quilling (no taller than 6cm) at the centre.
~ Lift up two opposing strip ends and overlap until they make a nice sized circle around your quilling. Cut off the excess strip and glue.
~ Repeat with each of the other strips.
~ For the top embellishment, use a 5mm wide, 16mm long strip to make a Ring Coil, 2.5cm in diameter. You will need three for a little bauble and four for a big one.
~ Press each one at the centre and glue.
~ Glue them to each other and put a pom-pom, made from a 10mm wide, half-length strip, at the centre.
~ Make a super fine Tendril from a 1.5mm wide strip. N.B. Twisting and pulling the Tendril will make it super fine.
~ Thread this through the bauble or glue it between the bauble and the embellishment.
You can find the superfine tendril described in my book ‘Techniques in Quilling 3’. And my latest book ‘59 Greatest Quilling Tips’ is packed with good ideas to make quilling easier, better and more enjoyable. http://www.janejenkinsquillingbooks.com