In this craft you can practice creating shapes loose coil, half circle and marquise coil in quilling technique. In my master class you will learn how to make a quilling fish based on several types of shapes.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Step 1: Get the materials
Prepare colored strips for quilling. If you don’t have a quilling tool, you can use a toothpick and roll the strips on that.
Step 2: Make the loose coil
Take 4 blue colored paper strips and glue them together one by one. Roll them using a quilling tool and then place them in a 30mm quilling board cell.
Step 3: Fix the coil with glue
Gently pull out the loose coil and glue the tip.
Step 4: Creating the fish’s body
With your fingers, pinch the loose coil on both sides to create a marquise coil shape. The resulting piece will be the body of the fish.
Step 5: Make the yellow loose coil
Start making the dorsal and pelvic fins of the fish. For one, take a yellow paper strip, roll it up, and place it in a 15mm quilling board.
Step 6: Glue up the yellow loose coil
Take out the coil and glue the tip.
Step 7: Shaping the first fin
To make the fin, use your fingers to pinch the loose coil so that it forms a triangle. This shape is called a triangle coil.
Step 8: Shaping the second fin
Make a second fin in the same way by repeating the previous steps.
Step 9: Make an orange tail coil
The tail fin of the fish will consist of two identical pieces. For one, roll an orange strip and place it in a 20mm diameter quilling board.
Step 10: Fix the orange loose coil
Remove the formed coil and fix the tip of the strip with glue.
Step 11: Make a marquise coil
Gently pinch both sides of the loose coil with your fingers to get a marquise coil.
Step 12: Make a fish tail
Use another orange strip to make a similar piece. As a result, you’ll have the pieces for the tail.
Step 13: Glue the yellow fins to the body of the fish
Place the fins on the top and bottom of the body.
Step 14: Glue the tail
Then from two pieces, make a tail and glue it to the back.
Step 15: Glue on the eye
Add a decorative eye. You should get the same quilling fish as in the photo.
- colorful paper strips;
- decorative eye.
- quilling tool;
- quilling board;
Using paper strips of different colors, you can create a whole family of fish.