I am back with a paper graphic project, this time a quilled Egyptian cat statue of Bast or Bastet.
I got the idea to quill the Egyptian cat after I saw Agatha Cristie’s Poirot – The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb. At the end of the episode, the Belgian detective brings his secretary, Miss Lemon, a small, black statue of a cat as a souvenir. I have always been passionately curious about Ancient Egypt and now I wonder how come it took me so long to try to quill something related to it? Continue reading →
Those of you who follow my blog know that I rarely create greeting cards because I simply don’t know what to do with the tiny space! 😀 A few days ago I decided to make an exception and this is how my 3rd ever greeting card was born. Ok, ok… I might have a few more from my early quilling days, but nothing decent enough to be posted here. It was made for a very special occasion: I finally got to meet in person my blogger friend and super talented lady quiller, Cristina from Cristina Fun Quilling. I can’t even begin to tell you what a kind, generous and beautiful person she is! At the beginning of this month she celebrated her birthday and I made this quilled card as a present for her.
I really enjoyed working on the diamond shaped card a while ago and initially I wanted to make something similar. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any heavy cardboard in the color I needed, so I had to browse the Internet for other patterns suited to support the weight of the quilled elements. I was overwhelmed by the large number of tutorials and designs and eventually I went for a stepper card. I didn’t want to decorate only the center section, so I made the sides wide enough to add quilled parts on them, too. Here is how it looks closed:
A few weeks ago I was telling you about an order I received to quill some blossom branches. I didn’t get the chance to take photos with the finished frames, so I will show you my first quilled apple blossom branch I made and kept for myself.
I really liked the pictures with white flowers and pink buds, so I decided to try to quill them.
For the flowers and buds I used 160gsm paper, hand cut into 1mm paper strips. The leaves are made of crepe paper. The inside cut of the passparetout measures 9.5cm * 14.5cm. The quilled apple blossom branch is so tiny, it actually fits in my palm: Continue reading →