What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
How about a little of both?? My daughter and I explored the art of paper curling or Quilling, something I only just recently learned about, in an effort to make some really fun Valentine's Day cards. Quilling is essentially curling thin pieces of paper around a stick of varying circumference to get different sized spirals of paper. Then you glue the spirals to something else, making a design of some kind, or even using it as scroll work around a piece of art. It very easy and you get some great results for such fun and simple work.
The top and right pictures my daughters designs and I really love the bouquet of colors. I was going to be traditional and stick with reds, pinks, and greens.....but she wanted blue, and I think it really makes it pop!! My girl has got a real sense of style.
So, for this craft you need:
- Thin strips of colored paper (preferably the same width)
- Slim wooden sticks (pencils, paintbrush ends, etc) thicker = more open curls
- paper cards (I like to make mine to save some moolah )