How to make quilling guitar

The work is done in the technique of graphic quilling, strips 8mm, cardboard 270-300g. The size of the work is 27×32. A frame of unusual size, such we are sold in a construction shop.

Here you can see the amount of work

quilling guitar

Now the promised master class. I ask you not to judge me strictly, this is my first MK. In this technique, it’s not so easy to do, if something is not clear, ask questions, I’ll gladly answer. The band is 8mm, the cardboard is 270-300g. The strip is slightly wet, the beginning of the strip is moistened a little more strongly.

quilling guitar

These are my tools for this technique, the top conventional knitting needle, in the center a plastic hard tube and a homemade tool made from a regular needle and a stick for a glue gun. I have several with different needles thicker and thinner.

quilling guitar

The tip of the wet strip is wound on the needle quite a bit, then continue to twist your fingers.

quilling guitar

Make the role of the desired size

quilling guitar

With the help of a tube and a knitting needle, we bend the strip into the desired shape

quilling guitar

Begin to do individual elements. Who already has experience, you can do the form right away on a sketch, the cardboard holds the shape well, or with the help of a pen that does not press the contour of the drawing and make the shape according to the drawing. Another important detail is before you cut the strips, take the sheet and curl slightly along and across, the paper bends completely differently, if you want to roll a roll I cut the paper on the soft side, in all other cases on a hard (along and across the sheet)

quilling guitar

quilling guitar

We paste on paper and then cut out the contour. Here the twig is not glued yet, so the picture is visible.

quilling guitar

Similarly, we bend the strips for other forms, I do this with the help of a plastic wand, you can even use chopsticks from a Chinese restaurant. To the residents of Russia and Ukraine it is easier, maybe you have even special tools, there is practically nothing for quilling.

quilling guitar

quilling guitar

As I wrote above, we do all the details on a sketch and then cut it out. To make curls and bends is easier than to make straight details, at least for me.

quilling guitar

quilling guitar

At the place of gluing the keyboard, the red background is made a bit larger, so it’s easier to combine the details.

quilling guitar

quilling guitar

If I find the desired picture on the Internet, I always take only the basic idea, everything else I think up myself in the course of the work, of course, it’s better to sketch at once, but I have new ideas in the process of work, sometimes I even cut the executed details.
Like the main thing I described. I beg to excuse me for possible grammatical errors, I have lived in Germany for a long time and unfortunately, I have to write in Russian very rarely.

quilling guitar

courtesy: stranamasterov