My Quilled aquarium!

Quilling is rolling strips of paper into various sized coils that are shaped and glued together to form decorative art pieces.  Quilling is also known as paper filigree ! The various shapes include tear drop, petal, eye , leaf, heart, crescent, square, oval, bunny ear, tulip, tight roll, loose scroll, v scroll, c scroll ,s scroll , grape roll and many more !

The loose scrolls are first rolled using a quilling needle and then released in order to release the tension.



One can also try a variety of designs with paper including fringed flowers, roses and tiny loops flower ( that is mad e with a comb). Quilling is so easy that any one can start! All you need is patience and practice and you are good to go!

I used to keep learning and trying shapes on my own. 

Today I am gonna share one of my favorites ! My quilled Aquarium!


It was fun to make and I wanted to make an underwater scene! Its got fishes.. of different shapes, a crab, an octopus, star fish and a sea horse! You can add whatever you want to it..

I started with the crab carefully with the eye shape, petal shape and the heart shapes for the body and legs respectively.


Next was the octopus… it was simple… just a big loose coil and the bear claw shapes. I added the eyes to give it a more real look… and it looks way too cute.


The next was the star fish… well that was like any other quilled flower ! 🙂Image

The fishes were the simplest of all.. just small tear drops for the body and little hearts as the fins! 🙂 

I added bubbles and lots of leaves to make the scene complete. One could also add little waves ! There’s no prefixed design that I follow.. its just what i feel like making at that point!  🙂 Trust me, whatever you do.. it looks great in the end! 

Happy Quilling! 



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sharan saikumar
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 16:39:45

    Woah ! Nice blog ! And do try to post video tutorials ! 🙂


  2. Dr Sonia S V
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 11:19:46

    Super cute


  3. Kunda
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 17:11:01

    Hey this is so lovlely idea:)


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