Paper Quilled Rainbow Abstract

This paper quilled rainbow abstract was my “comeback” piece. I had been thinking about returning to the world of quilling for quite a while, but I needed to prove to myself that I still had it in me. One night, on impulse, I rummaged through my quilling paper stash and pulled out some rainbow shades. I started making tight coils, not really having a direction or purpose. After a while, this started to take shape.

I’ve done a lot of rainbow pieces over the years. Most of them have been spirals. I played with the position of the coils for about an hour, trying to find a suitable spiral pattern, but I wasn’t feeling it so I decided to go with something scattered and chaotic.

My paper quilled rainbow abstract came out really nicely, and I think I needed this project to get me over the hump. It’s probably the smallest quilling I’ve ever done – a mere 3.5″ x 3.5″, but the huge amount of color and personality make it larger “feeling” to me. I have matted and framed it and put it in my Etsy shop for someone else to enjoy.

On a side note, I was so happy with these cheerful color blends that a couple of days later I created a paper quilled rainbow scrollwork cat! You can see it by clicking here.


Don’t forget that I’m running a couple of simultaneous promotions this month and over the spring. Making a purchase via my Etsy shop now enters you to win a signed copy of my Quilled Monogram Kit. (US addresses only!)

The second promotion is to reward followers switching from Mainely Quilling to Quantum Artistic. Liking or following my new social media accounts enters you to win a free 8×10 print. (US addresses only!)

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