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.

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