|One exciting project you can do with the combing quilling technique is to make exotic leaves. You will need an onion holder and a strip of paper. |
An onion holder looks like a hair pick - the kind used by people with Afro hairstyles. In the technique of combing, you can use a regular comb, a pick comb, or an onion holder - they all work equally well.
In the kitchen, an onion holder is used to hold an onion as you cut it. The metal tines (prongs) dig into the onion layers and allows you to chop the onion without endangering your fingers.
In quilling, a strip of paper is wrapped around the tines of the onion holder. There are at least 3 ways to use an onion holder:
- make exotic, filigree leaves
- make evenly shaped petals
- make flat, leaf-like shapes
Let's start by making a leaf...