What weight of paper is best for quilling?
Pre-cut strips will usually come in an acid-free paper in the appropriate weight. If you are cutting your own strips, I would recommend starting with paper that weighs 120 gsm (grams per square meter) as it is ideal for rolling and creating shapes. However, you can use anything from 80 to 160 gsm for paper quilling.
What can I use instead of quilling paper?
Writing weight paper is lighter — similar in thickness to the paper you’d typically use in your printer — which is useful for more traditional or delicate quilling. However, lighter weight paper tears easily if you ask too much of it.
Can construction paper be used for quilling?
A high quality children’s construction paper can be suitable for quilling: it’s usually thick and the colors are vibrant. I cut paper using a craft knife and a metal ruler, several sheets at a time, as I wrote in Quilling Basics.
What GSM paper is best for quilling?
For example: 160gsm for full petals made with tight coils, 80gsm for small petals or small fringed flowers and so on. For quillography (contour quilling) or paper graphics I use 120gsm, 160gsm and 220 gsm, depending on the size and complexity of the project.
What is strip paper?
countable noun. A strip of something such as paper, cloth, or food is a long, narrow piece of it. […]
How thick is quilling paper?
Most paper quilling is done with the 1/8″ (3mm) wide quilling paper. The 1/4″ and 3/8″ papers are used for miniatures, folded roses and fringed flowers. What type of paper is used for paper quilling? Paper quilling is done with text weight paper, which is heavier than printer paper but much lighter than card stock.