Saturday, July 07, 2012

Tips: Quilling Typography

Typography quilling using old magazine

I've received so many requests for typography tutorial. I couldn’t find time to do the exact tutorial, but I hope this entry will help a lot.

You can do your typography using one of these tutorials:

Craftastical Monograpm Quilling

Mezcraft for Instructables

Pritesh’s Quilled Lettering Tutorial

Typography on old mag using simple quilling designs

 However, there are also few crucial points I would like to add in keeping your typography neat and tidy:
  • I like to use PVA white glue for all my typography works. It dries faster and hold your paper pretty nicely. A quick tip: I usually put a dash of pva glue on a paper plate and leave it for a while. By the time I started quilling, the glue would be sticky enough to hold the quilling shapes and dries faster. It would also be easier for you to clean if you mess up.
  •  If you’re just starting typography, use thicker paper for the typography outline.
  • The bigger the letters, the easier it is to quill. So start with big-sized letters. Once you’re familiar with it, you can give smaller-sized letters a try.
  • Practice makes perfect. With lots of practices, and researches, I’m pretty sure that you’ll find your own favourite style :)
  • Typography quilling is one art that requires lots of patience, and sometimes it took me days, or even weeks to finish (and few papercuts here and there). Don’t easily give up. The above tutorials are THEIR ways of doing it, but you can always bend the ways, and create your own. :)
Give it a try, and  good luck!


  1. terima kasih kongsi. saya pun blum berjaya lagi buat huruf macam nih. kena banyak sabar buatnya nih.

  2. perfect shaped letters, thanks for sharing the tips, I'm just trying to do letters, my latest project is with letter, there not to bad, but need to practice more ,and they were very small and hard to do, thanks again!!!

  3. Wow Miyyah, Style has come out so pretty! And thanks for the mention! I should write a little more elaborate tutorial some day! :) I am such a fan of your work, am forever returning here for ideas :)

  4. how much tym did it take maam? n was d outer part done 1st or d inner petals?? beautiful n neat ! :)great work ! would love to learn more n more :)

    1. Time depends on the sizes of your letters. Personally, bigger letters are easier to make, thus not taking that much time as compared to smaller sized letters. It took me few hours to finish Style above.

      As for the fillings, again it depends on the design and your preference. I like to fill the inner parts first, but there are also times where i like to do the outline first.

  5. We at Navanka Creations keep trying our version of typography. We think we are still learning. Thanks for sharing. Here is the one we made a little while back.

  6. pernah try buat..
    tp xjadi..

  7. Salam cik miyyah, Style and Think Big, dua2 pun cantik. Very neat work! Saya nk tahu, font ape cik miyyah guna? untuk Style dan Classic Love Story yg cik miyyah post sebelum nie. Cantik sangat2! Wannna try on my own...:)

  8. Anonymous11:28 am

    Thank You a lot!!!
    Terima kasih bnyk2.. Lama gak tertanya2 mcm mane dieorg bleh wat huruf yg perfect. Rupanye..print dr komputer.
    Hahaha..silly me..
    I'm gonna try this out. TQ again, :)

  9. Your quilling is wonderful! I really ADMIRE YOU :)))
    Best regards from Poland !

  10. I have a lot of admiration for your quilling work I love your work!
    Greetings Baukje

  11. Thank u so much. I LOVE that you point out not to give up and that the tutorials are their way of doing it. I think this is a beautiful art and like drawing and painting it is unique to the artist.

  12. Thank u so much. I LOVE that you point out not to give up and that the tutorials are their way of doing it. I think this is a beautiful art and like drawing and painting it is unique to the artist.

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