Review: The Art of Modern Quilling: Contemporary Paper Techniques & Projects for Captivating Quilled Designs by Erin Perkins Curet

The Art of Modern Quilling

Publisher: Quarry Books
Author: Erin Perkins Curet
Released: February 12th 2019
Received: NetGalley
Rating: Kitty Rating

I received a copy of The Art of Modern Quilling through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The Art of Modern Quilling was an absolutely fantastic read. I’ve always been fascinated by paper quilling, but to be honest I’ve also felt intimidated by it. This guide made the whole task of learning a lot less intimidating and more comfortable. And it had the added bonus of inspiring me at the same time.

While reading the instructions for some of the tutorials, I couldn’t help but think of how I could apply these basic skills to other projects and ideas. This is exactly what one hopes to get when reading an art book, so I couldn’t have been happier.

This book covers a little bit of everything you’ll need to get started on paper quilling. From the basics like the tools, how to seal your projects (this is paper we’re talking about – if you want them to last you have to seal them), different types of paper that can be used (and how they’ll look), and even how to make your own stripes of paper for quilling. The basics were even more useful than I expected.

From there the book went on to covering basic techniques in paper quilling. Each basic was shown with a lot of detail. I love that they made a point of showing how each technique could be applied to a project. It really helped put two and two together for me.

I can’t wait to get started on some of my own quilling projects now. I have so many different ideas to run with.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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