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Create beautiful designs by rolling and shaping colorful paper strips. Quilling is great for embellishing scrapbook pages, greeting cards, tree ornaments, gift tags and boxes, home accents, and more. Roll strips of colorful paper into amazing works of art with quilling. The art of quilling, also called paper filigree, is believed to have originated in Europe as early as the 13th century. Nuns would take scraps of paper and create rolled designs that they used to decorate religious artifacts. The name itself comes from the original quilling tool. A bird feather quill was easy to find and the perfect size to wrap small bits of paper around. The simplicity and accessibility of this technique aided in its popularity, and it spread to other continents where it is still a practiced and popular form of papercraft today. One of the best parts of experimenting with quilling is that it can be used in so many ways. You can create handmade cards and announcements, add texture and fascinating detail to scrapbook pages, and even embellish found objects to create home décor. Make some ornaments to hang, or craft a unique picture frame to display your family photos. The options are as vast


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Pages 16
Publish Date 2013-03-15
Size 8.5" x 11.0" x 0.0625"
Author Suzanne McNeill
Product Form Saddlestitch Booklet


About the Author

Suzanne McNeill is often known as a Trendsetter for arts and crafts. Dedicated to hands-on creativity, she constantly tests, experiments and invents something new and exciting. Suzanne is the woman behind Design Originals, a publishing company dedicated to all things fun and creative. She is a designer, artist, columnist, TV personality, publisher, art instructor, author and lover of everything hands-on. She was the 2011 winner of the Craft and Hobby Association's Industry Achievement Award.

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