After my Thanksgiving craft day with my daughter, Samantha I decided to buy her a quilling kit of her own for Christmas. Yesterday we spent all morning working on quilling pieces of paper and then arranging them to form flowers on cards.
We really enjoyed this and I can see her doing this quite a bit once she gets home to Virginia. Most of the time her cat, Kahlua sat on her lap watching her quill at the dining room table.
For those who are new to quilling let me explain. You have a small tool that you use to roll thin strips of colored paper into circles. You place these on a board and secure with stick pins. Add a touch of glue to hold the ends together and allow to dry. Once dry you can form them into various shapes and to form beautiful pictures. I will add several links at the bottom of his post for you to expand your interest. This is the board and tool that we use to make our shapes.
If you can’t find this kit at a store near you try the link below to order your supplies. I have had the same board for approximately 5 years and it is still in very good condition.
Samantha made a card for a friend of hers and she stuck mainly with quilling pieces and only using a punch of a butterfly. Look at the detail of her quilled flowers.
Below is a picture of the card that I made. I used quilled shapes for the leaves and small red flowers but stuck with punched daisy flowers that I embellished by curling, layering and adding pearls to the centers. Samantha and I both layered our butterfly punches and caused them to have a 3D effect by lifting the top butterlies wings a bit. I am not sure who I will give my card to yet. I may end up keeping it as a momento of my afternoon with my daughter.
I am looking forward to making more things with my new colors of acid free paper that I have bought. It opens up my creativity to think of many places to add quilled flowers. I have added them in the past to my scrapbook pages and will probably begin to add them to my framed works as well. I will add a few links below to show you the many options that you have in quilling.
Try googling quilling projects and you will spend hours gathering ideas and suggestions. It is a beautiful art to get hooked on. Enjoy!