Many years ago ... can't even remember when ... that's how long it's been. Anyway, hubbie and I were at Chapters, and I picked up a book on Quilling. When I showed the book to hubbie, he asked "You want to start QUILTING!?" No silly ... QUILLING!
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Once hubbie realized it had to do with paper, he understood why I was interested ;)
At first I didn't get any of the quilling tools or materials, I wanted to try things out to see if I like it before investing in the tools. So, initially, I would cut strips of paper from sheets and fringe the strips using scissors. It's not difficult, but your eyes do get tired from staring at that strip of paper. Eventually, I did get the tools and many strips of precut paper. I got hooked on doing a whole bunch of these mini flower pots and tried my hand on decorating an Origami box I made.
Quilling can be time consuming ... but I don't do anything too complicated. I like to add them on cards, scrapbooks ... gives a nice touch ... don't you think?
Can you tell I like putting roses on my cards!?