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:

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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!

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

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

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

    Looks like a lot of fun Philippa!

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  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!

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    • 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.

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

    Beautiful effect!!!

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  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……….

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