It was a few months ago that I discovered the art of paper quilling. I read up a lot about it on the Internet and I have written a post about it and also posted some pictures of cards that I made here. and some more that I made here.
Of course, one gets better with practice. I find paper-quilling an excellent way to de-stress. When I sit down to quill, I forget everything!
What you need for paper quilling is just some quilling paper, glue, a quilling stick (not essential--you can just start off by rolling it around a tooth pick too) and loads of patience. It is extremely addictive, once you get the hang of it.
I can sit for hours, creating new designs. Here are some cards I made over the last two days. (and I am quite pleased with them) .They are all my own designs.
I used foam sheets (you can buy them in a shop which sells craft supplies) for the Pig's face as well as for the grass and the butterfly. I think it has combined well with the paper quilling on the body.
I quite liked how this one turned out too. I used a dual colour quilling strip (pink and white) for the flower. I have a lot of craft supplies from UK (as I used to live there) . But I bought all my quilling stuff from India. You can but the quilling strips in varied colours and various thickness at a store like Staples or William Penn.
I tried paper quilled roses for the first time today, from a tutorial I found on the Internet. Am delighted with the results! :)
And I had to make one more. I tried a minimalist approach when I made this one and I really like the sense of calmness this one seems to give out.
So here I am--a less stressed happy person--all thanks to a new hobby I took up.
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