Colorful Paper Quilled Flowers Make Line Drawings Come Alive

Paper quilling’s existed for hundreds of years, but it has recently gone through a renaissance as artists rediscover its imaginative possibilities. If you aren’t familiar with this technique, it entails coiling and shaping thin paper strips into 3D designs.

Paper crafter Meloney Celliers employs the approach together with drawing to create mixed media compositions that feature the colorful quilling and easy drawings. My favorite pieces should come as no surprise–the florals. I like how, particularly in the wellies bit, the way the paper blossoms apparently burst from lines.

Meloney chronicles her paper quilling on Instagram.