Quilled Contour Whale Pod

This quilled contour whale pod, like many of my pieces, came about because I created something similar and wanted to try out new techniques that occurred me while making the former piece. That was a mouthful!

To make a long story short, I made a piece just before this that depicted a whale which was supposed to look like it was holding up an island – kind of a creationism fantasy piece. But in the end it just looked like a whale diving beneath an island and missed the point of the piece altogether.

I loved the technique I used for the whale so much that I wanted to make a whole family of whales. Hence this whale pod.


These whales were made primarily with cardstock edgework. It was a great project to practice contour lines with. I love how they look, every single one of them. The cardstock strips give the contours a bolder, more substantial feel, and are soooo easy to work with. There is no way I could have done this with regular quilling strips. They’d have been wobbly and imprecise looking.

The quilled contour whale pod is part of my personal collection, but if you like it and want one of your own, I am taking commissions currently. Or, if you’d prefer browsing my selection of ready-to-ship artwork already in my Etsy shop, click on any of the links below.

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