Apr 28 2009

Welcome to the art of quilling

Published by at 6:25 pm under Quilling News

quilled_heartHello, 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:

  1. The quilling itself — the type and color of the papers and the choice of quilled shapes used to create the design;
  2. 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;
  3. 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 …

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2 Responses to “Welcome to the art of quilling”

  1. Linda Faye Millson 13 Apr 2010 at 4:27 am

    I just spent about 2 hours with you and had such a nice time. You are a gracious person and not stingy with the ideas and how to’s. I have just attempted my first quilling work and it happens to be a sheep with a flowered hat of all things. Someone sent me the pattern years ago thinking that I can just do all things because I love crafts. It sat for years hiding in one place or another and finally it was time to try. I’m not ready for my own quilling show yet but it was not as scary as I thought it would be and now I’m on a roll….! It is simply amazing how easy a quilling tool made it look nicer that my ultra thin tweezers! One cannot own enough tools.

    Thank you so much and please know you are now on my ‘favorites’ site and I will be checking in. (might consider joining the quilling group you wrote of ~ sounded interesting). Take care of you.

    Linda Faye

  2. nazuk goyalon 24 Jun 2011 at 1:57 pm

    this art s so amazing i just loved this art…… is s ro colourfull awsome…..

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