Quilled Blue Swirls – Paper Graphic Tangles.
After I finished the paper graphic project with cats, I really wanted to try and quill a more elaborated pattern simply to see if I could do it and, of course, for the fun of it. So I searched for some images with swirly designs until I found one intricate enough and decided to give it a go. Long story short, this is how I ended up making the quilled blue swirls:
* This project was never meant to be posted on my blog, so please try to overlook any mistakes I made.
And now a little bit about the process:
*I printed the image, placed it over the surface where I wanted to quill it and drew the contour of the lines with an embossing tool, thus transferring all the details on my working surface. I ended up with an embossed background which showed me where to glue the paper strips.
*I started gluing the paper strips starting from one corner and worked my way in a clockwise direction until all the surface was covered with blue paper, according to the pattern. You can read my tutorial on quillography here for more details about this technique (with the only difference that here I embossed the background, instead of drawing fine guidelines with a pencil).
The total size of the project is only 15cm * 15cm and paper strips used are 7mm wide, hand cut from 160gsm paper.
This is a possible framing option, I am still not sure if it suits the project or not. What do you think?
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