Today’s project that I want to share with you is a paper graphic: a couple of quilled cats. I made it as a gift for 2 dear friends who recently got married.
I know they look very simple, but I actually had to draw a few sketches until I was happy with the design. I then copied the cats on a piece of black paper (160gsm) and carefully cut along the contour with sharp and pointy nail scissors.
I then glued them on a 17cm * 19cm green cardboard and began to fill the shape with 7mm wide paper strips (160gsm). While I was working on this part, I started to think whether I should add more paper swirls on the light green background. I decided to actually do it after I accidentally dropped my needle with glue which, needless to say, left stains which needed to be somehow covered.
The total size of the quilled painting is 21cm*23cm. I added a little detail to make it more personal, the initials of my friends’ names, E and M and the year of they marriage, 2013.
That’s all for now! Thank you for your visit and Happy Quilling!