Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Welcome to the world of Quilling and Art.

Quilling Quilled Birdhouse
Welcome to the world of Quilling and Art.

Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to make, well, just about anything.

Quilling is also called paper filigree and dates back to the 16th century when predominantly nuns decorated religious items and pictures with these quilled shapes. The name quilling is derived from the fact that they used a quill as their tool to roll the paper.

The basic shapes involve taking strips of paper and rolling them into tight or loose coils. The loose coils are then shaped into various shapes. These shapes are grouped together to make any shape that you can imagine. This is truly a wonderful art.

The picture attached to this post is an example of a quilled work that I have done. This is one of my favorites... quite possibly because I really like birdhouses, just look around my home (but that is the topic of another post)

This blog will discuss various paper art forms and I invite you to share your thoughts and ideas. I hope to be able to share designs and ideas with you.

Thank you,
Currently under construction:


Stefani said...

Let's see some of those other birdhouses, quilled or not!

Welcome to the blogging neighborhood, Antonella.

Antonella said...

Thank you so much Stefani!!! I will certainly share, and I hope you will do the same! :-)

maiylah said...

i have just recently learned about paper quilling, and now i'm hooked! haven't made anything yet, but while browsing around, i saw your blog...
thank you so much for the tips! i will definitely drop by again. :))

Antonella said...

Maiylah - so glad you stopped by! Let me know if you have any questions and I'll be glad to try to answer them! :-)

3rdEyeMuse said...

It's been so long since I've done any quilling - many, many thanks for the great inspiration and wonderful resources!



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