A Quilled Marriage Certificate

The fabulous Rebecca sent me a link to this totally amazing quilled marriage certificate created by paper filigree expert Ann Martin. Glorious!

Now, paper filigree is new to me, and maybe to you, too. According to Wikipedia, “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 glued at the tip and the coil shaped, these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.” Zow! Sounds like one of those hobbies that’s time consuming but produces an amazing finished product.

And what a nice way to display a marriage certificate – it’s certainly a lot nicer than the one issued by the state. I have one of those, and it lives in my fire safe.

You can see more of Ann’s quilled marriage certificates in this little Flickr set – and from what she writers, it looks like she’s in the market for commissions. So if you love what you see, get in touch with her!

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4 Responses to “A Quilled Marriage Certificate”

  1. Isabel says:

    Ohh this is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us your beautiful works rebecca!Stunning!

  2. Alison says:

    I actually saw one of these given as a wedding gift. So beautiful and timeless.

    Thanks for visiting and for leaving such a sweet comment! Trust me…that kitchen was a disaster that day…cleaning today and tomorrow for incoming guests!

    Love your blog!



  3. Charli says:

    I’ve been quilling for over 50 years now. I can’t tell you what an enjoyable art form quilling is. The best part is that with just basic skills you too can create wonderful quilled art.

    Ann Martin is a wonderful quilling artist. Make sure you look at her work. http://allthingspaper-annmartin.blogspot.com/

    For those of you interested in learning, sign up at one of the online quilling groups (I suggest Quillers at Yahoo) and make sure you take a look at all the online resources available to you.

    Quilling isn’t expensive to start. All you need are strips of paper, glue and a tool to curl the coils on. Learn your basic shapes and practice, practice, practice!

    Our store has lists of resources so pop over and take a look. Email me with any questions and I’ll be happy to try and answer them.

  4. WOW! What a lovely lovely idea! It’s come out beautifully!