Quilling is an art of rolling paper strips and creating different shapes. Use your imagination to make decorations for greeting cards, envelopes, wall hangings and even some exciting, contemporary jewellery – paper jhumkas and ear studs.
There’s a technique to create beautiful decorations with a coloured paper by simply going on a roll! Here’s how:
- Colourful quilling strips
- Elmer adhesive
- Quilling tool
- An envelope
These are all available at local craft/hardware shops.
All you need to do is, take your selection of strips and use your quilling tool to simply roll these strips into some basic shapes (shown in the below pic. There are many other techniques like fringing, husking, etc. You get method-specific tools that help you to make the same sized petals.
Here is a short video which explains how to roll the paper strips
Let’s check out the flowers
Once your shapes are ready, simply assemble them and glue them on the envelope.
Here’s your final product: a beautifully decorated envelope for any occasion!
Start quilling and create your own card collection.
Some artistic products that I have made include:
Christmas tree ornaments
Do you have quilling ideas? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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