Friday, February 5, 2010

Quilling Embellishments for Scrapbook Pages

Quilling is a paper art where you learn to coil, curl, twist, or fringe long even shreds of paper into a large variety of coils and scrolls, creating intricate, beautiful patterns and quilled embellishments. Quilling takes some practice to get the hang of but is a much easier paper craft to do than it seems. You'll certainly be glorified by many people when they see your quilled creations since this is a paper craft that looks very detailed and time consuming. It is the perfect scrapbooking embellishment since it is unique, beautiful, and made from acid free paper. You will find with simple to follow step-by-step instructions, the basics of quilling are easy to master. Then you can start to make your own designs with ease to embellish your scrapbooking pages!

The history of quilling dates back hundreds of years but is recently gaining a new interest since quilling patterns are a great way to embellish scrapbooks, invitations, announcements, and home-made cards. Besides that, the cost to get started with quilling is comparatively lower than almost any other craft you could create at home! Although the art of quilling has been around for years, it is not very popular in craft stores so you may have a hard time finding supplies unless you know where to look online.

Often people wonder what types of designs they can create with quilling paper strips. The majority of work you will see is probably flowers since quilled flowers are a lot of fun to make and are a very popular in many female scrapbooking pages. Beyond floral designs, you'll find that you can create with quilling almost any design you can think of! Things like animals, numbers, beach items, and holiday themes are great items you can learn to quill with paper to create amazing intricate and beautiful scrapbooking embellishments! You will have a lot of fun trying new ideas with quilling even if you don’t have a pattern to follow (although it definitely helps for beginner quillers).

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