Tag Archives: Quilling

Quilled Chime

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call it a chime or just a wall hanging…
made of simple paper pipes and quilled open floral pattern…stringed them and it made my desk look different than the others 🙂

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Quilled Penstand

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a juice bottle..some old news paper..paint and quilling…super fun and amazing look…

The penstand…

cut the juice bottle …covered with paper…made news paper pipes…cut them a bit uneven…stuck them on the bottle…painted it…
made some quilled roses…nice and bright yellow…orange and purple…punched some leaves..
stuck them up….

here’s how it looks……..

Start Quilling

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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..