About Quilling

About quilling

Quilling or paper filigree – an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.” (from Wikipedia).

Here you have some basic quilling shapes

About Quilling - Basic Quilling Shapes Board

and basic quilling tools:

About quilling - quilling tools

  • 3mm paper quilling strips ( something red on the right side),
  • quilling slotted tool, scissors and quilling paper (allows me to make small centres in rolls and scrolls ),
  • quilling tweezers ( the silver ones, are extremely useful for holding, gluing, positioning and assembling the quilled pieces) ,
  • scissors are scissors,
  • and the pencil is to show you how BIG these tools are 😀

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10 comments found

  1. Might I suggest you allow your coils to bloom a bit more. That will give your shaped coils the filigree look that you want in quilling.

  2. Yes you can 🙂 These were very small pieces that’s why the coils are very tight, but I’m really appreciate your advice. Thank you for time and attention. Iza

  3. Hi,
    I loved ur work . Each and every work made me smile and made me think that how u think all this cute cute ideas .
    I am just started the quilling and I would like to know frm where u get quilling strips

    1. Hi Radha, thanks for such a nice and motivating comment 🙂 All my quilling strips are purchased in UK on-line shop. If you want the name just @ me Iza

  4. Hi iza. I’ve been looking to your work for a while and I’m just amazed by your imagination.i check your Facebook page as well with all the pictures you post. I love even the name you choose for your website. Just to let you know that I’m here somewhere admiring it. By the way, can you tell where do you by your paper strips?

    1. Hi Iona,
      Thanks for letting me know that you’re out there. It’s really good to know that you like my quilling. Sometimes I’m wondering if I’m talking to myself 😉
      Ps. JJ Quilling is my favourite shop 🙂

  5. hi this is Arpita after making quilling ear rings need to put varnish on it to make it i strong ,shiny and waterproof please suggest me varnish name which varnish I can use on paper quilling and in Bangalore where I can get

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