Thursday, October 4, 2012

Paper Quilling

I've seen paper quilling before and thought it was cute and interesting on a small scale.  For those of you that aren't familiar with paper quilling, here's a partial description of it from Wikipedia:

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.

Now that you know what it is, I'll get on with my post.  

So recently I came across the works of Lisa Nilsson, and let me just say I think she is amazing!  Her page doesn't have all the normal cute flowers, insects, etc.  Instead she has created works of the internal human body with fantastic detail.  I've shared a couple of them here.  Please take a moment to check out her page for other pieces and I'm sure you'll be amazed too! 


  1. One of my daughters "quills" I will show her this because she will be amazed!

    1. Oh please do! I have to give your daughter credit for doing a craft that isn't very popular. :)