Month: December 2014

Simple Paper Quilled Ravens

Simple Paper Quilled Ravens

I used to collect crows and ravens. And, for many years my family would buy me knickknacks and gifts that were crow- or raven-themed. I still love these creatures, but have tempered my interest in them with my love of a clean, clutter-free, knickknack free…

Paper Quilled Mermaid | Siren’s Song

Paper Quilled Mermaid | Siren’s Song

Oh, the good old days. When I could just be creative without feeling the need to meet certain standards. Everything was new and exciting in the world of quilling and I just wanted to make, make, make! During December of 2014, I really tried taking…

Fancy Red & Black Monogram | Letter H

Fancy Red & Black Monogram | Letter H

I made this Fancy Red & Black Monogram | Letter H for my mother as a Christmas gift in 2014. I think it was probably the first monogram I made that came out looking truly polished. What I loved most about this was the sheen…

Paper Quilled Dancing Dragonflies

Paper Quilled Dancing Dragonflies

During 2014, I had been feverishly producing quilled artwork. I couldn’t get enough of it. These Paper Quilled Dancing Dragonflies were created as a commission for a woman in Florida, but when I was finished with them, she said she didn’t want them because they…

Quilled White-Tailed Deer

Quilled White-Tailed Deer

I made this Quilled White-Tailed Deer portrait for my cousin, Joseph in 2014. He was pretty young at the time and absolutely obsessed with deer and hunting and farming in general. I wrapped his package with orange day-glow duct tape so it was difficult to…

Quilled Blue Scrollwork Monograms | Letter C

Quilled Blue Scrollwork Monograms | Letter C

In late 2014 I had a woman I met on Facebook ask for a Letter C Monogram that was “nautical.” I ended up creating two Quilled Blue Scrollwork Monograms | Letter C because when I finished with the first one, I was more inspired (and…

Quilled Cartoonish Owls

Quilled Cartoonish Owls

I made two Quilled Cartoonish Owls in 2014 – one blue and one purple. They were part of my first adventure into commissioned artwork and a good learning experience. Techniques Don’t let the watermark fool you, these were created in 2014, only a few short…

Paper Quilled Camouflage Letter G

Paper Quilled Camouflage Letter G

This Paper Quilled Camouflage Letter G monogram was a gift for someone who wanted the person they were giving it to to think they’d made it. Haha! It was an interesting request for sure. Construction This handsome monogram is 8″ x 10″ and mounted on…

Paper Quilled 3D Tortoise

Paper Quilled 3D Tortoise

This Paper Quilled 3D Tortoise was my first attempt at 3-dimensional paper art. I don’t remember where I found inspiration, but I think I saw someone who had created a turtle in a similar fashion and I kind of reverse engineered it and turned it…

Purple Gothic Flower Abstract

Purple Gothic Flower Abstract

I created this Black & Purple Gothic Flower Abstract way back in 2014. I am pretty sure that I found something similar on the internet and made my own version of it. At the time I was pretty impressed with the whole wrapping technique! Techniques…

Quilled Black Vines Monogram | Letter T

Quilled Black Vines Monogram | Letter T

This Quilled Black Vines Monogram | Letter T was a second installment of the same monogram, but in Letter J. If I recall correctly, I made this one for my grandmother for Christmas in 2014. It was based on the J but with the addition…

Paper Quilled Peacock Feather

Paper Quilled Peacock Feather

A former girlfriend of mine came to spend the night one weekend way back in 2014 and she wanted me to help her learn quilling. She bought a collage frame and I set about showing her some basic techniques and then she worked out of…

Burgundy & Blue Letter B Monogram

Burgundy & Blue Letter B Monogram

Rebuilding my website has really been an eye-opener for me in a lot of ways. The biggest thing that keeps occurring to me is the sheer number of pieces I’ve created. And the second, which is really evident looking at this Burgundy & Blue Letter…