My journey began in 2013, while I was searching the internet for inspiration to find the right hobby for me, I found a colourful picture that was made from paper using the quilling technique, but I had no idea what it was called.
I tried to make it, but it turned out awful! Then I explored many quilled creations online, but soon found my own style.
Once I decided to leave the corporate world for good in 2015, I opened a new page in my life and decided to follow the passion of my life, art! In 2017 November, my tutorial book was published by GMC Publications, London, UK.
I am working seven days a week, but I love bringing fruitful colors to the lives of others and I enjoy spreading my joy in many places around the world. With all my love.
Sena Runa was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1983. After graduating with a BA degree from Marmara University in Istanbul in 2008, she worked as a HR specialist until January 2015. Then she left her job and started designing artworks using paper quilling technique as a full time job.
The Quilling Art
Quilling or 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 rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewelry, mobiles etc.
Quilling starts with rolling a strip of paper into a coil and then pinching the coil into shapes that can be glued together. There are advanced techniques and different sized paper that are used to create 3D miniatures, abstract art, and quilled flowers among many things.