abstract quilling piece

Creating an Abstract Quilling Piece

mixed media quilling piece

It’s been a while since I’ve completed a quilling piece.  I’m still working on my Recorded Histories series, but rolling all my paper pieces does take a lot of time. Unless I spend several hours every day rolling paper, I can’t finish very many pieces in a short amount of time, especially if they’re larger pieces.  So when I finish a larger piece, it’s so satisfying!

This quilling piece is 18*18 inches and is a mixture of acrylic paint, india ink and quilled paper pieces.

  • I began with the lighter colors, using a makeup sponge to paint the areas and shapes I wanted.
  • I used a spray bottle to help blend the colors and remove any obvious sponge marks.
  • I applied large drops of paint inc certain areas, using my fingers to add colors on top of each other to create really cool color blends.
  • Once everything was dry, I began to add my paper pieces, using the color of the paint to dictate the color of the pieces and where they would be place.
  • There were a few splashes on the white parts that I needed to cover up, so I added a few layers of white gesso in between the main arms of blue.

abstract quilling piece blue and white quilling piece quilling piece using acrylic paint and india ink

This was really such a simple piece, and so fun to work on.  Again, the part that takes so long is creating these paper pieces, but once I have enough, the super fun part begins!

I’m still thinking of a name for this one, so I need your help.  I would love to hear your ideas!  Please share them in the comments and I’ll update you once it’s been named.  Thank you so much!

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