Quilling Letter A – How to Make Monogram Letter Outline – Tutorial for Beginners Free Template

Quilling Letter A – How to Make Monogram Letter Outline – Tutorial for Beginners Free Template


Hello, I’m Cecelia Louie of Paper Zen.
in this video I’m going to show you how to quill the letter A when you buy my
ebook you’ll see two pages for every letter the first page shows the exact
length of every strip needed to make the letter and you’ve got corresponding
numbers here the second page is a tracing template let’s put that aside
for now let’s start by laying your strip on top of the template and using your
needle tool for every line that you see here just score along that line now when
you come to the end here look for either a return arrow which means you just pick
up the strip and bring it to the next line to continue scoring the page just
isn’t long enough to deal with some of the strips that are this long so I just
had to continue it along now obviously when you come to this icon here which is
a scissor that just means to cut that strip at that length so you don’t have
to worry about getting a ruler to measure everything as you go makes it a
lot easier don’t you think so let’s follow along here and follow the outline
of the letter to fold your scores now when you fold because we are human we
can be a little off so don’t fold like that use your fingers to make sure your
strip is perfectly aligned because that’s going to make gluing a lot easier
so just follow the outline as we go and there we have the outline of the letter
A so I’ve gone ahead and made the smaller inside shape and for now I’m
going to suggest that we don’t glue these two corners together and you’ll
see why for the smaller inside shape I’m
going to suggest that we do glue that because as a smaller shape it’s a lot
easier to just glue that to your surface without anything moving around so I’m
gonna give you some tips on how I don’t by doing that I just use a plastic card
and apply a bead of glue in a straight line and I’m going to kiss the glue
that’s what I call the turn it just means to just brush up against it and
run a bead of glue right all on that edge maybe that’s a bit too much and
then use the side of the card and align this edge to it and then bring this side
up against that edge just so and this way you don’t have an overhang it’s not
too little not too much just perfect you’re gonna get a perfect corner now
that we finished preparing the strips let’s go back to the template you’ll see
the letter sitting in the middle of six by six inch square outline it’s not
quite in the middle it’s actually a little offset a little bit higher from
the bottom just so that when you see it on a greeting card or on you know a
monogram ring monogram it’s just a little balance that way the outline is
here so that you can buy a sheet of scrapbook cardstock and cut it in half
and then fold that in half and you’ve got a perfect 6 by 6 inch greeting card
so I’m gonna suggest that you put some removable tape on the corners with the
sticky side facing you and then I’m going to suggest that you go to a sunny
window and line these two up and then press against the removable tape so it
stays against your sheet then you take a dry pin and follow along every line and
just trace and score into your cardstock so I’m just gonna go ahead and do that
and I’ll come right back now that I finished scoring the letter A on my card
I can remove my template and it’s ready to start going on
now if you’d like to use the letter A on a size other than what you see here this
is the baseline there’s the center and hopefully that’s going to help you align
it for any project you’d like to make now we’re ready to glue the strips down
to our card the glue that I prefer using most is aleene’s original tacky glue I
like it because it’s super thick and it dries really fast I like to put it in a
fine tip glue bottle in a shot glass that has a tissue paper a wet tissue
down there and so it doesn’t dry up the nozzle so I’m going to put the outside
strip aside and I’ve got a lovely waster card from my trip to the UK I going to
be shoeing this because then this way you can see how much glue I’m putting
down on against this blue color I mean you can use a yogurt lid whatever you
prefer it doesn’t really matter I’d like to use a piece of plastic because then I
can reuse it again and again after the glue is dried I just toss out that dried
glue and use it again so I deliberately put a thin stream like that so you can
see how much I put down and you can see the letter doesn’t even get covered and
I actually don’t mind that because then this way I just kind of move it around
as I go and because it’s such a smeared thin layer of glue I don’t get glue
coating the edges of my strip this way you don’t have any glue blobs on the
edges so now for this outside piece I’m only going to get put the glue right on
this one edge first maybe okay maybe two I’ll do these two so I’m going to start
by just pressing down making sure I’m getting good contact all around there and if you’re in doubt you just pick it
up and confirm and the reason why I like to work with
just two edges or you know one side at a time whatever suits you is then you have
much more control see this part is still easy for me to manipulate if I needed to
so I’m gonna take this I have some leftover strips here and I’m going to
take that leftover glue waste not want not they say right and I’m going to lift
this edge up I mean you could use new glue if you wanted so as you can see
when I work one side at a time it gives me the flexibility to move the piece
around without having to smear glue everywhere the paper I’m using here is
called meat all from Canson and I’ll leave a link in the show notes for you
I’ve cut it to a quarter-inch here just because I like that depth as I’m
quilling it four letters I like this thickness paper because it’s
a lot easier to handle than the thinner type of standard quilling paper and since I’m running out of glue and
it’s kind of drying up I’m going to use a new sheet you don’t want to use dip
your piece and glue that’s been dried because you get a bit of a skin on there
and then you end up taking the skin up onto your strip and it’s a bit of a
magician act right you never let them see how you glue that paper down because
everyone kind of wonders wow how did you how did you quill that piece or at least
I feel like a magician anyway and gets a little harder as you go down
to the last piece here and I’m going to apply glue to both of these because I
want any flexibility to move that piece around and set it at the same time I’m
going to use this card here as a stopper piece to align this corner now I got a
little bit of glue on this corner here not a big deal if you catch it in time before it dries now I tend to prefer
gluing even this corner to this corner and I’ll just show you how I go about
doing that same idea as the kissing the glue it’s
just a small amount and I tend to rub my metal instrument against that edge just
to make sure because my fingers are you know too big for that and then you get a
good seamless joint that’s the letter e

24 thoughts on “Quilling Letter A – How to Make Monogram Letter Outline – Tutorial for Beginners Free Template

  1. You’re amazing!!! I feel like I’m ready to be an expert because you build such confidence!!! ( this is my first time lol) your instructions were absolutely perfect!!!

  2. Que trabalho mais lindo!!! Parabéns! E obrigada por compartilhar conosco!! ❤️ Queria fazer um modelo escrito MÃE com flores em volta, vc pode me ajudar? Será meu primeiro trabalho em quilling!! Tomara que dê certo!! 😍

  3. very useful, clear and soothing (thanks to your soft voice) video, thank you Cecelia, can we be as successful with outlining and just making straight one line quilling with a 3mm paper strip?

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