Apr 28 2009
Hello, my name is Charlotte Canup and my passion is quilling! Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is a fascinating art form that is centuries old. Strips of paper are rolled, scrolled, crimped, fringed, spiraled, and hand pressed into shapes that are glued to each other to form intricate designs. While there are relatively few basic shapes, the variations of each are endless. If you can imagine it, you can create it!
There are three fundamental elements to consider when planning a quilling project:
- The quilling itself — the type and color of the papers and the choice of quilled shapes used to create the design;
- the embellishments — with the explosion of scrapbooking onto the craft scene has come a seemingly endless supply of ephemera that can be used to enhance quilling projects;
- the “canvas” — how the quilling is displayed (in a frame, on a card, mounted on a box, etc., or not used at all as is the case with free-standing 3D pieces).
Each of these components contributes to the overall look and feel of a finished piece of quilled art.
I want to discover new ways of creating, enhancing, and displaying The Art of Quilling and share this journey with others.
Come explore the possibilities with me …