Paper Quilling Art is a technique where strips of paper are rolled and shaped into intricate patterns to make designs. The resulting works of art can be used on greeting cards, wall decor, jewelry and more. It is a great hobby that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults.
This type of craft is a great way to relieve stress and it has been scientifically proven that it helps with concentration, focus and attention to detail. It is also known to stimulate the brain and improve memory.
The art of paper quilling can be traced back hundreds of years to the Renaissance era. During this time, filigree work was used on religious objects in an effort to save money by simulating carved ivory and wrought iron (both very expensive). While there are many elaborate examples of this style from that period, it wasn’t until the early 1600’s that the first paper making machine was created and that is when it really took off.
When it comes to choosing the right papers for quilling, weight and thickness can have an effect on how well your coils hold their shape. It is important to choose a paper that can be easily rolled and will have a nice crisp feel to it. It is also helpful to roll from a strip that has been cut “across the grain” to get the best results.
Start by practicing on smaller sized projects. It can be easy to become overwhelmed by a project that is too big and it will be difficult to master the skills needed to complete the task. Paper Quilling Art