I can't get over how amazing these are.
I wouldn't be surprised if Yulia invented quilling. She is a 28 year old artist from Moscow who creates beautiful designs from vertical pieces of thin paper and her website is full of inspiration in color, line, shadow and technique. You don't have to be a fellow quiller to wish you were like this great lady.
Even though her pieces would be amazing if they were drawn, it was the fact that they are 3d that caught my attention. I imagine one of her expert pieces would take hours, which I do not have... So I tried a simpler, version that can be displayed in any house.
When my husband and I were engaged, I bought wooden letters to spell out 'save the date' and covered them with different patterned paper. They are super cute, but I don't have anything to do with them now... Except experiment!
(I couldn't resist showing our cute picture)
The letters were already covered (I know, I didn't post a diy... But it's simple. You can do it.) So I chose one that I liked the pattern and color. It happened to be the letter h.
I picked out 4 colors of paper that went with the colors in the pattern and had them cut into 1/2" strips. Quilling is easy if you have the patience, so if you have a free afternoon and a good movie, it becomes an easy, soothing project. There is also a website on how to make different shapes that you can check out to get ideas. Make sure you have a glue gun handy so you can quickly attach your quills in any pattern you want.
It feels great when you know that it takes alot of time and effort, but the end result makes up for all of that. Also, if you would like one of your own I am currently making and selling these little beauties on my shop! You can choose the letter, the color scheme and the option of filling the entire figure or only part. I would love to work something out for any of my readers, so check out my shop!
In hindsight, I would choose a letter that had a meaning. Perhaps the first letter of your family's name? Or even a series that spell out a word.
I only have an h.
I don't know what it stands for, but if anyone comes to visit and mentions it, I’ll say happy.