Jan 15 2010

Quilled Stencil Rose

quilled-rose-stencil-framed21In my last post (Groovy Birthday Wishes) I talked about the very popular technique of filling in an outline with quilling to form a design.
Normally, your piece of quilled art would be glued on top of your background surface like I did with the boot.
But, what happens if you place the quilling under the background, cutting out pieces to reveal the quilling?
You get a very striking piece of art that almost resembles needlework.
The method is quite simple:
  1. Find a stencil that you like and lightly trace it onto the card stock you will be gluing the quilling shapes to.  Remember, this paper will show through the coiled pieces, so you’ll want to choose a nice neutral or coordinating color that will go with your design.
  2. Trace the stencil onto the paper you want as the cover for your quilling and cut it out with a craft knife.  (Note: the piece is easier to frame if the bottom card stock and the top cover sheet are the same size.)
  3. Roll your quilled shapes to fit slightly over the outline and glue to the card stock.  Once finished, glue the top paper over the guilling, lining up the cut out stencil with your quilling and covering up any rough rough edges of the quilled design.
  4. Frame your masterpiece and wait for friends to Oooooh and Ahhhh over your latest artistic endeavor.
Quilling Tip:  This would make an awesome home decor DIY project.  Add coordinating art work to a room that has a stenciled border.  Use the same stencil for wall art and a coordinating pillow.  Or create a stencil from a fabric pattern already in the room and bring it up to the wall with your own quilled piece.
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5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Quilled Stencil Rose”

  1. Gailon 16 Jan 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Turned out very good.

  2. WhiteRacoonon 18 Jan 2010 at 10:01 am

    Very interesting idea! Thank you =)
    I’ll probably try it some day =)

  3. Lisaon 25 Jan 2010 at 3:51 am

    wow. that is super neat. Another must try as soon as the room is organized.

  4. Teddie Seeleyon 23 Jan 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Amazing, Charlotte!!
    What a wonderful idea you have passed on, I would never have thought of this.
    Thank you,

  5. Sandra Whiteon 11 Oct 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I love seeing the stencil over the quilling. If you check out my website, you will see that my designs of birds, ducks, and wildflowers have been done this way since 1985. I developed this technique myself working with my mother in law on her cut and pierced lampshades.

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