Paper Quilling

Adding to the list of paper craft is another (not so uncommon) form of art i.e. Paper Quilling.

Quilling or Filigree is an art forma wherein paper strips are rolled, shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. It has its existence since Renaissance days when French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. It often imitated the iron work of those days. It was in the 18th century when quilling became popular with Europeans practicing this art. Later it also spread to Americans and gradually to the rest of the world.

These strips can be multicolored to give your work more attractive or eye catching look or they can be single colored for more subtle and sober look. Quilling primarily forms a medium of decoration – be it gift boxes, jewelry boxes and drawers, wedding, invitation, announcement cards, cabinet stand and cribbage boards, ladies’ purses, work baskets, wine coasters, photo frame, book covers, etc. However its usage can be limitless just as your creativity. It was and is also combined with many other techniques such as embroidery and paintings.

The art has gone through many transformations and changes through the ages using new styles, materials and dimensions etc. Today quilling is seeing a resurgence in popularity with quillers (quilling practitioners) on every continent and every walk of life and its beauty is always expanding…

Here are few pieces of my creativity with paper strips…

Image Open Photo Frame

Image Flower Bunch Photo Frame

Image Customized Name Plate

Image Valentine’s Day Card

Image Merry Christmas Card

Image Hand Quilled Rakhi

Image Leafy Flower Rakhi

Image Quilled Gift Box

Image Quilled Tiffany Box

Image Quilled Key Holder

Image Quilled Get Well Soon Card

A recent project in Quilling…Gift Paper Bag WP_20130917_001

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Another piece of quilling work…Photo Frame WP_20130922_002

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