Monday, December 9, 2013

Turning Paper Quilling Into Holiday Art

I have never tried my hand at quilling paper -  a type of ornamental craftwork involving the shaping of paper, fabric, or glass into delicate pleats or folds - mostly because I just don't want to start out with the basics and practice until I get really good at it. I want to be expert at the off-set!

So, as an example of a real master, I found these gorgeous holiday ornaments made by Beth Reece, which I discovered on Ann Martin's fabulous blog, All Things Paper. Aren't they knock-outs?!

Ms. Reece uses metallic edged paper and often adds strips she runs through a crimper. The
effects are stunning.

Swarovski flat back crystals have been glued on to catch the light for extra sparkle.





If you'd like to try your hand at making these exquisite paper treasures, 
you can get the basics at Quilling 101
After you learn the basic techniques, you
can go on to make larger and more elaborate pieces by "filling in" large quilled strips
of paper with the smaller shapes you learn in the basics tutorial.

I hope you're inspired! Now go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan

...and just a P.S. for today - Happy Birthday, Margaret!

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