Spotlight on: Quilling

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During the summer when we travel it is always nice to have crafts we can take with us. Quilling is something that is easy to carry, lightweight and can be done anywhere. In the car, on a plane, on the beach, on a rainy day, etc.

What is quilling you ask? Quilling is simply the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design. With a few simple tools you can create unique colorful papercrafts that can be as simple or detailed as your brain allows.

To get you in the mood to try quilling, here is a tutorial from Limeriot. Here she shows how she created this pretty spring gift tag.

The tutorial also shows you don’t have to do an elaborately quilled picture to try this new to you technique, to get your feet wet.

On the other hand, once you have played with the tutorial and the tools to get familiar, you can get pretty detailed with coils of paper. In this piece littlecircles has truly created a beautiful work of art called, The Room.

Amazing, right? She even captured the shadows and tiny details with the coils. You can also see various shapes the coils take to become the picture; Round, oval, oblong, square, etc.

Another more detailed quilled picture is this one by Artistically. Secretary Bird ATC, while detailed it is only an ATC size. Those dimensions are 2.5″x3.5″, or 64x89mm!!!

Love the bright colors and bonus on being able to get impact from a smaller (easily transported) picture.

Another spring/summer theme quilling are these flower magnets by summertimerolls. They would be great for you to collect or make as gifts.

So pretty and you can choose any colors for the flowers.

This summer when you go on vaction make sure to try some quilling. It will keep your crafty side occupied, and keep the kids from driving you nuts. :D

Take a look in the Craftster tag cloud, and check out more quilling projects to get inspired. Make sure that you share your adventures in quilling with us.

Thank you for checking out the Spotlight. Let me know if you have ideas for your crafty pursuits.

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6 Comments

  1. Kaz814 says:

    Wow. I haven’t tried quilling, but these amazing projects make me want to take a crack at it! Gorgeous.

  2. meleriffic says:

    I’ve been wanting to try quilling for a long time now, and these projects make me want to even more. I may just have to sit down and do it.

  3. HSG says:

    They are tempting! Thanks for reading.

  4. kittykill says:

    LOVE all of this projects! Such a great feature.

  5. Mary Ann says:

    I love the card with the flower. Shoot, can I really start another craft? :D

  6. HSG says:

    Yes!

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