Monday, February 28, 2011

Quilling Artworks - The Art of Shaping Paper Strips into Decorative Designs

 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 wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is glued at the tip and the coil shaped, these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.
 The art of quilling first became popular during the Renaissance, when nuns and monks would use it to roll gold-gilded paper and decorate religious objects, as an alternative to the expensive gold filigree. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it became a favorite pass-time of English ladies who created wonderful decorations for their furniture and candles, through quilling.
The craft has become increasingly popular due to the low cost of the material. It is used to decorate wedding invitations, birth announcements, greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and boxes. 

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  1. Those are beautiful! I love the fish.

  2. Wow, did you do this, coymax? Awesome job! They're all so pretty!! AH, want! :D

  3. hi Yileen, i'm not the one who did this..:) But your exactly right, indeed there are so pretty.. like you.. *wink *wink...hehehe..God speed you all.


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