Paper Quilled Tropical Fish

I went a little crazy with this paper quilled tropical fish. It was more of an attempt to discover techniques and try out new things than to make a memorable finished piece.

Quilled Tropical Fish
Quilled Tropical Fish

Techniques

I started out by finding a suitable fish image online. I only used a portion of its body as a reference, and then let my imagination go with the rest. I had originally intended to use just green and orange, but ended up incorporating blue.

I made rainbow loops. Tried out edgework. Put tight coils inside of loose coils. You name it. This is basically the hodge-podge of quilling techniques.

My only wish now that it’s done and off to a new home is that I’d found a more consistent color palette. I have no idea what I was thinking by tossing in these four primary colors but looking back on it now, almost five years later, makes me question my sanity, LOL.

This paper quilled tropical fish actually ended up being a predecessor to my Paper Quilled Pea-Fish. I haven’t posted that article yet, but will come back to this when I”m done and get it linked.

Before you leave, check out my Quilled Animal Gallery.

Though this fishy is swimming in my Aunt’s bathroom in Massachusetts, I am open to new commissions. Or, if you’d rather see what I have ready-to-ship on my Etsy shop, click on one of the links below.


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