Quilled Christmas Card


My mother made it clear that she was expecting something fancy in a handmade card this year. 

In the past, I’ve been on design teams and had lots of crafty products on hand, for 3D origami, and resin creations, but these day, I mostly have pens and watercolor.

I often admired the quilled artwork I’ve seen online.  It looked time-intensive (and is), but not too difficult so I ordered a kit.

If you’ve never heard of Quilling aka as Paper Filigree, it involves wrapping strips of paper into coils, and then pinching them into shapes.   I definitely need more practice in getting my coils an even size, but otherwise I don’t think I did too bad.

Background is Ecoline watercolor brush pen, Sakura copper gellyroll and Uniball white gel pen on Hahnemühle Expression Cold-press watercolor paper.

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

8 thoughts on “Quilled Christmas Card”

  1. It’s beautiful. You did a great job. I used to quill many years ago. I may even have some paper and kits in my stash. Love the idea of combining the quilling with paint and other art stuff. Thanks for the inspiration.

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