Saturday, October 28, 2017

10 Quilling Art Blogs for Quilling Lovers - Cecelia Louie's Paper Zen Blog

Cecelia Louie's Paper Zen Blog
Cecelia's blog started in July 2006, she writes about 300 posts in 11 years.

Cecelia Louie is a graphic designer and paper crafter. Paper Zen is the calming serenity she feels when surrounded by a pile of paper scraps.

Her love of paper first started in grade 2, when she folded her first origami balloon. She enjoys giving quilling a modern twist and designing paper projects. She first started this blog to record work she gave away and is thrilled to know that it's been inspiring to others.

Cecelia Louie's love of paper began with the folding of an origami balloon at age 6. She is a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

AUTHOR, Quilling Creations, becker&mayer! 2017
CONTRIBUTOR, All Things Paper, Tuttle, 2015
AUTHOR, Pretty Quilled Cards, Lark Crafts 2014 (also translated into French and Chinese)
CONTRIBUTOR, The New Encyclopedia of Origami & Papercraft Techniques, Running Press, 2011






Friday, October 27, 2017

10 Quilling Art Blogs for Quilling Lovers - Inna's Creations Blog

Inna Dorman's Inna's Creations Blog :

Inna's Creations Blog

Inna's blog started in 2008, have about 10 years and 300 articles. And her works are very delicate and pretty, includes holiday things, dolls, letters, animals etc. She especially good at 3D quilling.

Recent Works of Inna:
Japanese Paper Doll
Illuminated Capital "L"
Queen's Guard soldier
Brief introduce of Inna Dorman:

Inna Dorman is an engineer by profession although now stay at home with her three kids. They live in Israel and love doing crafts. She tries to take advantage of their creative activities for developing and educating her childrenInna, although having fun is the main goal. In 2008 she has fallen in love with paper quilling (or paper filigree). Now she is an addicted self-taught quiller, and spend doing it a great deal of her spare time. Gradually her blog has become devoted mostly to this art. She doesn't have an art background and uses the Web and books as sources of inspiration, although most of the ideas and designs are original, her or her children's. In addition to crafts, she loves nature, hiking, cooking, animals, and her family in the first place.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Quilled Geisha - Japanese paper doll by Inna Dorman

Paper Artist Inna Dorman make a Japanese paper doll using original Japanese washi paper and quilling strips. She shares this works on Inna's Creation Blog:
Hello my dear readers!
I haven't been writing to this blog for a long time, but I still do quilling and have creations to show. Today it will be a paper doll made out of original Japanese washi paper and quilling strips.
My friend and a fellow quiller Yulia loves the Japanese-themed dolls I made earlier, like the doll with a shamisen, and the doll with a cat. Yulia asked me to make a doll for her. I knew I should do something special. As always, before starting to quill I did a thourough research, seeing a lot of Japanese dolls on the Internet.....
More Details please click the link below to Inna's Creation Blog:

Saturday, October 7, 2017

15 Type of Quilling Basic Shapes

15 Type of Quilling Basic Shapes
15 Types of Quilling Basic Shapes

Tight Coil: Often use in the central of the quilling projects or fix other "parts".
  1. Hold the paper strip in one hand and the quilling tool in the other. Insert the edge of the paper into the slot and begin rolling the coil by spinning the quilling tool.
  2. After you’ve rolled the paper halfway, add another strip of paper and continue rolling.
  3. After you’ve rolled a few more inches of paper, add the third strip of paper.
  4. When you reach the end of the paper strip, add glue to secure the end and hold until the glue is dry. (If you squeeze too much glue on the paper, simply spread it across the barrel of the coil. Your fingers will get sticky, so you can wipe your fingers off with a damp towel or baby wipes.)
  5. Remove the coil from quilling tool. Be careful that the coil’s center doesn’t come out when you remove it from the tool. Hold the center of the coil with your fingernail as you slide it off the tool. 
  6. Note: You can also use this method to make even larger discs. If you are rolling several strips of paper into one coil, you may want to glue the strips together as you add them.
  7. Your first tight coil is finished! Make more for your favorite project.

Loose Coil: The basic of other shapes, it can be pushed into different shapes.
  1. Hold the paper strip in one hand and the quilling tool in the other. Insert the edge of the paper into the slot and begin rolling the coil by spinning the quilling tool. 
  2. Continue rolling the paper strip, keeping the edges aligned.
  3. Once you reach the end of the strip, loosen the coil and remove from quilling tool.
  4. Add just a teensy amount of glue at the end and hold it down until it sticks.
  5. Repeat to make more coils for your project!

3、Open Coil

4、Teardrop: Made from Loose coil

5、Triangle Coil: Also made from Loose Coil, can be loose or tight.

6、Arrow Shape Coil:Made from Teardrop, push from the circle side to inside and push tightly.

7、V Scroll: Curl from two sides of the strips.

8、Heart Shape:It's similar like V Scroll, the different is curl from the side to the inside.

9、Moon Shape also called the new moon, it's come from the half circle.

10、Square Shape

11、Bent Teardrop

12、Eye Shape: Also called diamond shape, come from the loose coil

13、Leaf Shape

14、Half Circle

15、Duck Foot also called bird foot

Thursday, October 5, 2017

What is Quilling Paper and Art

What is quilling?
When does quilling starts? 
Where to use it? 
How to make it? 
These might be questions that you want to ask when you hear "Quilling" for the first time. If so, this article might answer these questions. Let us unravel the mystery of quilling art together.

Firstly, let us see some using of quilling:

Use quilling paper to decor wedding, gift cards.

Do you ever seen or receive any card like the picture below? Look at the flower, leaf, and two circles on the card,  they make the card more beautiful, we can appreciate the intention of the designer from the card. Yes, the flower, leaf and the two circles are made of quilling paper, then glue to the card. 
Quilling Card
Use quilling paper for wall decor.
Do you ever see some wall decor like this wall clock? or do you ever want similar decors. Look at the wall clock below, which is decorated by quilling. This is another way to use quilling art, it will make a simple clock more fashion.
Quilling Decor
Using the quilling to make jewelry

Do you have made jewelry by yourself, and how about the quilling earrings below? If you can make similar earrings, do you feel cool?  The earrings are easy to make and when you are our wearing them,  it will make you special and shine out.
Quilling Earrings
This is just the tip of the iceberg, you can also make many many things using quilling art. When you learn more about quilling, you will love this art.

Definition of quilling paper

After we see the completed projects which will give you a direct feeling to know what is quilling, let's see the definitions. 

Below are quilling definition from Wikipedia

Quilling or paper filigree is 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 rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewelry, mobiles etc. Quilling starts with rolling a strip of paper into a coil and then pinching the coil into shapes that can be glued together. There are advanced techniques and different sized paper that are used to create 3D miniatures, abstract art, and quilled flowers among many things.

Quilling is the art of cutting paper into long thin strips, rolling and pinching the pieces into different shapes and then gluing the shapes together to form decorative art. Quilling projects can be used to decorate cards, boxes, gift bags, picture frames or even be made into 3d stand-alone art pieces.

Your imagination only limits the possibilities. The decorative pieces can be simple or complex, but one thing is for sure! Paper quilling can be mastered in an hour or two making it the perfect project for beginners! It is easy for a beginner to get good results, and another plus is the fact that this craft costs almost next to nothing to make.

When people started to use this art - The History of Quilling

The origins of this artwork are not known. Some people believe that quilling was started in China after the invention of paper, and others think the craft had its origins in the 13th century. Nuns would imitate the iron filigree that was used as metal ornamentation in home decor.

They would roll strips of gilded paper cut from books. The paper filigree designs were then used to decorate books and religious objects.

Paper quilling then resurged in popularity in the 18th century as a "suitable" pastime for the women of the aristocracy. The art of quilling spread from Europe to America and was favored by the American colonists as a decorative method.

Quilling has had a resurgence in popularity, and it has been raised to an art form today.

Summary: Quilling is an amazing art, once you really touch it, you will be deeply in love with this art. Hope this article will help you to learn what is quilling if you like this article, share it with your friends would be appreciated. if you have some advice for us, please leave comments below.

Thank you very much for reading. -- Lantee Quilling.