Quilling with marbled paper

DSCF6584I’m always on the look-out for potential new quilling materials, so was delighted to make the acquaintance of a hand-marbled paper supplier last week at the fabulous Taunton Flower Show. Marshall and Fuller produce an amazing range of uniquely patterned papers whose weight is ideal for quilling applications, so I just had to treat myself by buying a sheet to play with.

DSCF6587Here’s a photo of a section of the sheet that I bought … yes, with a pattern like that it was guaranteed to get the creative ‘juices’ flowing! What’s more, I was assured by the manufacturer that the colours do not run in contact with PVA glue or varnish, so I just couldn’t wait to start experimenting. First, I cut some 3mm wide strips and backed them by gluing standard quilling strips in complementary colours along their length. When dry, this produced some very substantial strips – patterned on one side – which held their coil beautifully after rolling. Here, you can see the lovely effect that quilling with these produced:


Then, I tried rolling up some long triangular sections of the paper to make some beads, and I’m absolutely thrilled with the result! The little sections of pattern combine together in a really attractive and interesting way, and (although I say it myself), I think these earrings are absolutely stunning!


I just can’t wait to experiment some more, so watch this space …


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cecelia
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 14:37:28

    Looks like a lot of fun Philippa!



  2. shei70bur
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 14:17:09

    Lovely, Philippa!! Must get myself some of these papers! As you know, I too am always looking for new materials which adapt to quilling!



    • quilliance
      Aug 08, 2014 @ 15:08:44

      You’ll love it, Sheila – the paper is quite thick, so is beautiful to work with. It’s fun selecting just the right section of pattern to feature in whatever you are making, too.



  3. pilynunez
    Aug 13, 2014 @ 17:27:52

    Beautiful effect!!!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. shei70bur
    Aug 14, 2014 @ 13:02:12

    Lovely, Philippa! My gorgeous sheets have arrived and presently I am just gloating at them hanging on the wall!! Several ideas in my head……….

    Liked by 1 person


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