Carla, founder of Cut By Hand, has been quilling for over five years and is lucky enough to do it as a full-time job. She loves paper with a passion - the texture, the colours and the aesthetics of it. Quilling allows Carla the freedom to create bright pieces of wall art and explore the medium in depth.

Below she guides us step-by step-through the quilled typography technique...


Lay your template on top of your backing cardstock and use low-tack Washi tape or masking tape to tack it down.


Use a small-tipped ball tool or a biro to trace over the outline so that you create a fully embossed impression on the piece of cardstock below. Remove the tap