Making A Picture Of Candle Out Of Quilled Paper

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Making a picture of a candle out of quilled paper isn’t as hard as it sounds. First, you’ll need to gather your materials: quilling paper, scissors, pen and ruler, some straight pins, and glue. Then follow these steps:

1. Cut three strips of quilling paper in increments of 3/4″, 1/2″, and 1/4″ respectively (You can use any length for the 3/4″ strip that fits your project size)

2. Roll the 3/4″ strip into a tight circle then flatten it slightly. This will be the base/wick of your candle.

3. Take the 1/2″ strip and roll it into a tight circle around the base you’ve already made, snugging it up against itself while rolling so they are securely fastened together.

4. Pin down the circled shape by inserting two pins through both circles which will help it keep its shape while drying.

5. Using your shorter strips (1/4″), starting two thirds down from the top (base), go around wrapping outward spiraling towards making concentric loops until desired length is reached for flame height; about 3″ looks good but again depends on your project size an expectations!)

6. Securely attach rolled loops at end with more straight pins to prevent from unraveling; use a dab of glue if necessary for extra assurance!

7. Glue both ends to secure them in place onto candle base; let dry completely before handling or displaying!

Visual Demonstration: Step by step images illustrating each step above can be found in this link:

Incorporate quilling basics

Quilling is an art form that involves rolling and curling strips of paper into decorative shapes. The paper can come in different widths, textures and colors, which makes it easy to create detailed pieces. It is a great way to make decorative items for framing or scrapbooking without requiring any specialist tools.

When making a picture of a candle out of quilled paper, the same basic techniques apply as with any other project. First, gather your supplies—including quilling strips in the desired color(s), glue, tweezers, ruler/straight edge (for cutting the strips), slotted tool for rolling/shaping, scissors (optional). Next determine how long your strips should be based on how large and detailed you want your image to be. For example, a traditional-sized quilled card might use 3 inch or shorter strips while larger projects can incorporate longer lengths.

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Once the strips are cut to size, begin with shaping them into basic loops and S-scrolls or ready-made quilling shapes like marquise diamonds or hearts. Assemble these shapes together to construct the candle by layering them evenly over each other – paying attention to how you want it to look as well as giving it structural support. Once finished, use glue in strategic places so that everything holds together nicely before adding any extra details like flames or drip marks (done by squeezing and manipulating little coils). Finally display your masterpiece!

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Taper candles are the classic candle shape and can be recreated with quilled paper. Start by rolling paper into a longer, thinner coil. To create each side of the taper twist two coils together around one coil – making sure to keep them uniform in size/length. Using craft glue, attach these twists along the bottom of your candle. From here add letter or smaller motifs for texture and shrink with a heat gun or hair dryer.

Pillar-Style Candles:
To create this shape make several tight circles (about the same circumference of your desired pillar). Cut the circles in half and use craft glue to layer them from smallest at the top to largest at the bottom; creating two stacks (at opposite ends). Attach these two sides of your pillar to a wide strip as the base and then secure any loose edges with glue. Add patterned paper strips around your pillar, staggered in width but keeping even spacing. Finish this look off by adding embellishments like wine rings or spirals to any ridges that may have formed throughout building up your pillars.

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Creating a picture of a candle out of quilled paper can be an exciting project! Besides quilling papers, you can incorporate alternate materials such as cardstock, fabric, tissue paper, and specialty papers like marbleized or metallic to add unique textures and colors. You can also use glitter to create highlights on the edges and surfaces of your candle design. Colors will come alive when light is shone on the glittery elements. With some imagination, you’ll be able to create a unique candle-inspired picture in no time using these materials!

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Making a picture of a candle out of quilled paper is an easy and creative way to add a unique touch to any wall. By combining different shades, shapes, sizes and textures of paper, you can make an interesting and eye-catching piece that will suit your home decor. Here are some ideas and pictures to give you inspiration when making your own candle out of quilled paper.

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1) This intricately detailed 3D image of a burning candle has been carefully made using smaller strips of long rectangular paper which have been bent into shapes and connected together with glue. The background is made from tightly rolled yellow and orange strips which have then been spread towards the top creating the effect of flames dancing around the wick.

2) A softer looking design is created by simply looping various length strips in various widths then connecting them together to make the basic shape of a standing candle before adding the details by using colored card for the inside, outside and flame plus some long curled thin pieces for highlights.

3) This abstract but delicate representation brings together many shades in tiny coils arranged in a random pattern across the page. Colors such as crimson reds contrasted against soft blues make up this piece set against a softly textured cream background giving it an elegant appearance.

4) Combining two tones on one coil gives this candle an interesting look as each color gives off its own hue making the finished article appear much more three dimensional than first thought possible with pieces this small.

5) Cross-over techniques combined with pinching techniques create this large brightly colored piece made up mainly from curved petals created by rolling two similar sized strips at once with glue added between while still on the slotted tool before gently bending back or pushing forward on individual petals depending on whether dark or light was left exposed upon releasing from tool makes a larger yet intricate image across the page for all to admire.

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