Paper quilling is an art that was started in Europe in the 15th or 16th century. It was started by the French and Italian Nuns and monks who used the gilded strips of paper that adorned religious books. It again became popular in the 18th century and later spread all over the world. Today there are lots of enthusiasts for this form of art.
I became interested in this recently and started researching a lot about it on the Internet. I picked up a few techniques and then over the last few days, I have been creating stuff. All you need for paper quilling is quilling strips, glue, a quilling tool (this makes it easier to roll the paper). You also need lots of patience!
I find it a superb way to de-stress and I can sit for hours, creating quilled pieces of art. Here are a few cards that I created for my closest friends.
All the cards come with matching envelopes too :)
Honestly, after I finished them, I had half a mind to put them on E-bay and sell them off :)
My good friends are sure going to get a nice surprise, over the next few days. ( and no they don't read my blog and the ones I made for the friends who do read my blog, I haven't put them up here.
Did you like? :) Tell! ( If you want to see more cards I made, let me know and I shall post more pics) :)