Beginner's Guide on DIY quilling paper art.
DIY projects, in general, do tend to be far more personal than other mass produced items but they are not all that easy to realize, despite popular belief, they’re not inexpensive and more importantly most of them require a lot of patience and dedication.
Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for years — hundreds, in fact. Perhaps quilling is best known as a way of bringing personality to handmade cards.
The short list of necessities includes strips of lightweight paper, glue, and a tool with which to roll the paper — that’s it! Even better, there’s probably no need to shop for supplies before you try quilling, as a bamboo skewer, round toothpick, or even a cake tester from your kitchen drawer can serve as a substitute tool. Cut your own practice strips from a sheet of ordinary computer paper, using a paper cutter.
Many arts and crafts stores sell basic tools and packages of multicolour paper strips. Beautiful papers and other quilling supplies are available from online suppliers. Oh, and lastly, one requirement that’s not available for purchase, but will also be needed, is a fair amount of patience. With a little practice, however, I can almost predict you’ll find quilling to be creatively satisfying and fun.