Friday, January 16, 2009

Quilling Inspirations

Here's a reprint of an article written by Ann Martin Custom Quilling's Advisor for the January Newsletter.

"Are you interested in finding new ideas for your next quilling project? Look no farther than where you are seated right this minute! The Internet provides a wealth of helpful quilling information and free patterns.

Google "quilling blogs" for inspiration and join the Yahoo group called Quillers - it's over 2000 members strong. Enjoy reading posts at the group site or have them emailed directly to your inbox, create a photo album of your work, and exchange tips with people all over the world who share your love of quilling.

Another way to find clever ideas to adapt in your next design is to use Google Images—
Just type the name of whatever it is you’re seeking in the search box - be it a quilled snowflake, a butterfly, or even Puff, the Magic Dragon. You aren't guaranteed a result of course, but then again you might get lots! Also try googling “clip art snowflake” for example, to find line drawings for inspiration.

There are several very nifty papercraft magazines that feature quilling regularly. Some even share their full issues online for your viewing pleasure:
For Keeps Creative Paper is an Australian magazine with beautifully photographed designs and detailed project instructions. Each issue is available about a month after it has been sold on newsstands.
Click on Online Magazine to sign up to receive an email alert when a new issue is released.

Craft Creations Magazine from England allows you to download individual project instructions:

CardMaker is an American magazine that features a Quill It Easy design in every issue. Their online site offers instructions on the latest papercrafting techniques. Combine these ideas with your quilled elements to make all sorts of creative card and scrapbook projects. Click on Featured Project, Cardmaking Projects, or Web Bonuses. "

Thank you Ann for a wonderful article.

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Reshmi Nair said...

I am very thankful to you for sharing this blog with me.. The work shown here is relyy good.. I'm trying out some patterns and desings and will surly share it with you..


Custom Quilling said...

Hello Reshmi,
Please do share your quilling designs... would love to see what you come up with!