Paper quilling or paper filigree is an art that involves the use of narrow strips of paper which are carefully rolled using a special tool, shaped and glued in order to create intricate designs. The process of creating a quilled item is time consuming and requires a lot of patience and imagination, but with amazing end results! Framed artworks and panels, three-dimensional miniatures, greeting cards, jewelry, decorated boxes, all these can be made using this versatile technique.
I enjoy the challenge of making my own designs and I usually find my inspiration in nature; as you will see on my blog, most of my items have floral themes. All my paper strips are hand cut by me, using just a cutter and a metal ruler. Unlike the traditional pre-cut quilling strips, which are usually 3mm or 5mm wide, mine are very thin, varying from just 1mm up to 2mm, depending on the project.
Using a slotted tool, I roll each paper strip, then bend it and shape it according to the design I am working on. I take the extra step and stem all my flowers and leaves using wires wrapped in crepe paper in order to give a distinctive, realistic three-dimensional look to my artwork. Creating a new quilled arrangement can take days, sometimes even weeks.
I am mostly fond of making framed quilled paintings and panels, but I will occasionally try my hand at greeting cards, quilled miniatures or other stand-alone pieces of quilling. Even though I’ve been quilling for a few good years now, I am still fascinated by all the beautiful things which can be created using plain paper strips!
Below you will find a list with all my paper quilling creations, I hope you like them and enjoy your stay on my blog! If you have any question or would like to place an order, don’t hesitate to contact me.
*Please note that some projects are listed under more than 1 category.