Sunday, December 13, 2009

How long does it take to create designs with paper quilling? It seems a very time consuming craft.

Although most popularly called quilling, this paper craft has a few other names it is known by as well. Maybe you have heard it called Paper filigree, rolled paper d├ęcor, paper rolling, or filigrana. Whatever you chose to call it, try quilling once and you’ll surely be hooked. Quilling makes gorgeous artwork to jazz up any craft. Whatever name you call it, paper quilling is a lot of fun and easy to do with my step by step instructions.

Surprising it does not take long to make beautiful quilled creations once you get the basic shapes learned. However you can certainly spend hours on larger and more intricate designs if you’d like. Large quilled patterns are usually works of art that stand alone and can be framed for show. Most of the designs you’ll probably make when you are quilling will be smaller items to embellish other crafts you are doing so rest assured that it does not need to take all day just to make a few quilled flowers; although your friends might think so! The great thing about quilling is that it looks a lot more difficult than it actually is to do!

Quilling paper is a lot of fun and a great way to be creative with the basic coils and scrolls you’ll learn how to make. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the works of art you can create with just a few different types of quilled pieces. Just remember that you need to have a bit of patience (especially as a beginner quiller) since you are working with small tools and small pieces of paper. Each small coil or scroll will be just one tiny portion of the overall design. Remember to have fun and make your designs as detailed and intricate as you’d like. Take time for some trial and error as you learn and you’ll soon be amazed at how quickly you are able to make some really cool quilled designs.

More advanced quillers may spend hours and days or even weeks to create a very involved design. Some are even 3 dimensional which is really neat but of course takes quite a bit more time to be so detailed and intricate.

If you are ready to learn the art of quilling so you can start adding some new paper designs to many of your craft projects, I’d love to teach you with your first free lesson at

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