May 12 2010
Quilled Stencil Sailboat ATC
This ATC (Artist Trading Card) is built in three layers: (1) the top layer which consists of a decorative background with a stencil cut into it which will be the stencil card; (2) the second layer which is the quilling that is glued to the back of the stencil card, and (3) the third layer which is a plain piece of card stock that is glued to the back of the completed stencil card to protect the quilling and finish the ATC.
2.5″ x 3.5″ light blue card stock you have already decorated on one side to look like water and sky (see STENCIL CARD FRONT for decorating ideas). This will be the stencil card.
2.5″ x 3.5″ card stock, white, for the ATC backing card
1/16″ quilling paper: brown, red, green, blue, white
2.5″ square piece of stencil plastic or acetate
craft knife, cutting mat, tape, pencil
basic quilling tools (listed here)
Create the sailboat stencil template by following the instructions on the downloadable Pattern Guide. Position the stencil template (flag pointing to the right) on the BACK of your decorated light blue piece of card stock. Make sure that the boat hull is above the waterline of the waves that appear on the front of the card and sketch the sailboat outline onto the back of the card (Fig 1). Cut out the sailboat pieces with a craft knife. You have now completed the stencil card.
For the triangle sail, form a 6-inch blue paper strip into an elongated marquise coil. Repeat for a total of eight elongated marquises. Using the printed sailboat pattern (from the Pattern Guide) and your work board, fit the marquise shapes over the triangle sail. Carefully glue the edges of the marquises where they touch and pinch the seams together with the tweezers. Pin in place as you go (Fig 2). Quill additional shapes as needed to cover entire area. Unpin the sail section and dry fit it to the back of the stencil card. Apply glue to the stencil card edges surrounding the triangle sail opening and affix the quilled sail.
For the billowing sail, form an 11-inch white paper strip into an elongated crescent coil. Repeat for a total of eight elongated crescents. Fit the crescent shapes over the billowing sail area of the printed sailboat pattern on your work board. Carefully glue the edges of the crescents where they touch and pinch the seams together with the tweezers. Pin in place as you go (Fig 3). Quill additional shapes as needed to cover entire area. Unpin the sail section and dry fit it to the back of the stencil card. Apply glue to the stencil card edges surrounding the billowing sail opening and affix the quilled sail.
Words of Inspiration
One of the things that I love most about artists and crafters, is our willingness to share what we know with others. It’s through this sharing of ideas that new ones are born.
“Passion is the very fuel of inspiration. Artists, of all people, must be willing to share their passions with the world.”
Happy Blogiversary to Me!
Can you believe it? My blog is now one year old! It has been an amazing year of creative growth for me and I want to thank each of you for being a part of this journey.
Please take a moment to let me know what I’ve done right (or wrong) this past year and what you would like to see in the coming year — background techniques, outside the box ideas, recycle/upcycle projects, cards, gifts, tips for selling your quilling, etc.? You may use the comment box below. Thanks!