Quilling Valentines: Script
Classic valentine messages never go out of style.
Photography: Gentl and Hyers
Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2002
You can shape individual strips of paper, curling the ends as you would a ribbon, to form letters that resemble calligraphy. Use carefully placed dabs of craft glue to hold each letter in place on a card.
Write a message in your own hand, adapt one from a calligraphy book, or create one on a computer.
Lay short strips of quilling paper along the curves of each letter you want to form.
Shape ends with quilling tool, or use scissors to curl paper as you would a ribbon; cut strips to correct length.
Trace message onto paper. Glue at intervals, one letter at a time.
Turn quilling paper on edge; use tweezers to hold it in place for 15 seconds to allow glue to set.