AY Honors/Paper Quilling/Answer Key
Paper quilling was originally called paper rolling or paper filigree
During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. The paper most commonly used was strips of paper trimmed from the gilded edges of books. These gilded paper strips were then rolled to create the quilled shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day. In the 18th century, quilling became popular in Europe where "ladies of leisure" practiced the art. Quilling also spread to the Americas and there are a few examples from Colonial times. Many of the pieces that have been preserved from this time are found religious plaques and artwork. Today, quilling is seeing resurgence in popularity. The craft has become increasingly popular due to the low cost of the basic material, paper, that is required to make the shapes. It is used to decorate wedding invitations, birth announcements, greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and boxes. Quilling can be found in art galleries in Europe and in the United States and is an art that is practiced around the world.
- Quilling Wand (Slotted Tool)
- Paper strips
- Pins and Cardboard (to make eccentric coils if wanted)
These are very fun to make! All you need to know is how to make the basic shapes and scrolls listed above. You can combine the shapes to make beautiful flowers, butterflies, and designs. Then you can glue them onto a card or a piece of paper and hang it in your room. Here is a simple floral design using marquises, S scrolls, loose scrolls, V Scrolls, teardrops, and tight circles.