Today I am continuing my “5 quilling supplies” series. First I posted my top 5 necessary tools. Next were my top 5 fun and almost necessary quilling supplies. Today I am sharing 5 tools that I have, but haven’t gotten around to using yet. It’s not that I don’t want to, I’ve just been busy in the past few months when I got the tools. I am definitely looking forward to experimenting with them!
- Deluxe Crimper – This crimper looks so smooth and fancy, yet also simple. I actually have never worked with crimped paper yet, so I’m really looking forward to giving this a try. I have a feeling that my daughter will have a blast with this one!
- Spiral Blossom Template – I’ve used this method to make big flowers for table decorations, so I know how the concept works. I want to try and see if the roses from this template would look good enough, or are sturdy enough, for making jewelry out of. I’ll keep you updated!
- Ultimate Quilling Tool – A quiller can’t have too many tools, right? As you can see from this post I have quite a few tools that I have had for awhile. Some I use all the time and some I use occasionally. So why another tool? Because it’s there! It claims to be ultimate, so of course I feel the need to try it and see what I think. Again, I’ll keep you updated when I give it a try!
- Quilling Comb – I am honestly a little embarrassed to admit that I haven’t used my quilling comb yet. I’ve been quilling for about 26 years and never used it?? Well, I’ve only had mine for a few years, but still!! I know, I know! I will, I will!!
- Fringing Scissors – This is a pretty new tool, and I just recently got one for myself also. I don’t make fringed flowers often, but I’m still looking forward to seeing how well these perform. I think they’d be fun for my daughter to try as well.
I’m thinking that maybe after writing this post it will remind me to give these new fun tools a try soon! Do you have any quilling supplies that you already ordered but for some reason you haven’t tried them out yet? Or am I just weird? 😉
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I just started quilling, so I’m looking forward to seeing what these tools can do!
I have a pair of the fringing scissors and am disappointed in them. I have to push down on the tip to get a cut.
The Ultimate Quilling Tool is neat. I don’t use it much though because I am doing a lot of finger rolling.
Thanks for sharing your experience!
I’ve played around with the quilling comb once or twice. I used it to make a mini palm tree at one point (I cut a 3mm-wide strip in half lengthwise so the leaves weren’t so big).
Something I’d be interested in seeing is a way to coat fringed flowers with PPA without all the petals getting stuck together. Doing a few petals at a time seems ideal because then their not all getting stuck to each other, but that would be pretty time-consuming.
I’ve thought about sealing a fringed flower as well. I’ll definitely experiment with that!
I make a lot of fringed flowers. My way is:
1. Decide your size, I started with a 11″ long by 1 3/4″ wide
2. I use a small paint brush and mod podge (Gloss) and paint the right size of my strip of paper. Let that dry and then.
3. I use my fringing scissors. Some times the fringes seen to wide and I will just snip each fringe in half.
4. I then use what ever you twill with and quill each fringe.
I worked on this for days and hours, did one thing that didn’t work then tried something else and I found by putting the mod podge on first and then cut that it goes together very well. You can use PPA, I just happened to like mod podge. I have never posted on any board before so please excuse the poor try at typing this out.
Hope that helps someone.
Good idea to put the mod Podge on first! Do you put it on one side or both?