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.
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!