Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Paper Quilling

Sabeena Karnik is an artist living in Mumbai India. She specializes in paper art, especially the technique of paper quilling. I love her use of colour.

Sabeena sells her creations and also does commissioned work. See more on her webpage and her Facebook Page.

Below is one she did for Southern Living Magazine

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Here's a short video showing her work close-up:

Paper Quilling is a craft or art form that has been in existence for hundreds of years, some of the earliest examples dating from the Renaissance. With a resurgence of quilling's popularity in the 21st century, there are many speciaized tools available along with handy pre-cut paper. 

If you're wondering about the process of paper quilling, here's an introduction to the technique:

Of course, there are many video tutorials available for paper quilling. It seems to be an art requiring accuracy, a steady hand and infinite patience in addition to a creative eye. 

We can really appreciate the works of Sabeena Karnik who is a true professional.