Showing posts with label quilling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quilling. Show all posts

Friday, February 25, 2011

Inkling: paper quilling

Have you heard of quilling? Quilling is an old art form that uses strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create the roll – hence the name quilling.  

I have seen some amazing examples of quilling like this fish by Iron Maiden Art.

For my first attempt at quilling, I started with a simple design and one color. I didn’t have a quill handy (do you?)… so I used a toothpick to wind my paper around.

It’s actually not difficult but you need to be neat and precise (neither of which are my best qualities).

With a little practice, the designs can become more ornate and you could master quilling just like the Victorian ladies. Although, they probably had a little more time to practice.