I follow a really interesting blog called All Things Paper by Ann Martin. The last few weeks there have been some fabulous pictures and posts about paper quilling that have inspired me to give it a try.
Picture from All things paper of Cecelia Louie's work
It's modern, clean, cute... just amazing.
Here is my first attempt.
I didn't glue this anywhere- just practiced twirling the paper into curls
I made them using some improv materials (also known as slices of post-it-notes and a straightened paper clip). Once I get my hands on some genuine quilling materials I think I'll try making some simple Valentines cards.
I love that it really doesn't take much time or money invested to give this a try. And the results from something as simple as curled paper can be absolutely stunning.
Another picture of Cecelia Louie's work- Isn't this amazing!
Ann has a basic tutorial here and you can find a few more on the sidebar of her blog if you're interested.
Doesn't this seem like the perfect thing to try for Valentines Day!