my new book starts here….
Somethings need to be kept in wraps they say…can be something as simple as your favourite dress..
here a few garment wraps handpainted ..
Got a few paper punches mixed quilling with a bit of paper punch craft…looks good.
Made it my fridge magnet.
done with gradient paper strips and following a theme…with whites and greens..
the pinks and purples..
a shade different..(phototrick)
Quilling for me started when i was on my vacation to Australia in 2003….have been quilling since then though itsy bitsy stuff…putting some of them which i have done recently…
done last year for a friend
greens….swirls and florals
close up view
quick roses birthday card
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. These shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.
Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day.
Many quilled art works can be found on cabinets and stands, cribbage boards, ladies’ purses, a wide range of both pictures and frames, work baskets, tea caddies, coats of arms and wine coasters. Storage boxes, larger than most jewelry boxes with drawers and/or tops that opened, quilled lock boxes, and much more. Some items were specially designed for quilling with recessed surfaces. Quilling was also combined or married with other techniques such as embroidery and painting.
The craft has gone through many transformations and changes through the ages using new techniques, styles and materials. Dimensional quilling creates 3D items.
to get started u need to gather:
and loads of quilling strips….colors… thickness… gradients……and get going..