This Quilled Whimsical Purple Owl is just the sweetest little thing. I made it for a customer who wanted something fun and less realistic. Her preferred theme color was purple.
I have made two other fantasy-type owls in the past and wanted to improve upon the design. I happened to have some spare 12″x12″ frames, so it was important to get the dimensions and layout correct. The actual artwork is roughly 8″ x 8″.
This owl was fairly straightforward to make. There were no out of the ordinary techniques that I incorporated. The basic body of the owl was blocked in with a dark purple paper. I filled in the eye rings with tight coils – the purple shade being a gorgeous gilded paper from JJ Quilling in the UK. I also used some of their green gilded paper for leaves to continue the gilded theme.
I crimped the paper for the rainbow loops on the body. The “flowers” were just C-scrolls. The end result was a wispy, airy feeling owl that the customer loved.
To see some of the other owls I’ve made, check out these links:
Though this Quilled Whimsical Purple Owl has been sold, I am currently taking commissions. If your more interested in already created, ready-to-ship artwork, check out my Etsy shop.