I learned to quill in October 2001, and still love it...maybe even more now... There is no limit to what one can create with quilling! It goes so well with many other techniques too... I have won several awards for my quilling and cards. I sell my quilling at arts and craft sales, & by word of mouth. I also do some custom/personalized orders. I do quilling demos, and teach both beginner and advanced techniques classes.
In 2013, I became accredited with the North American Quilling Guild.
After recently telling someone about my quilled teacup, I thought I would post it here, since they were interested in seeing it. I made this back in 2006, again for a design team project. I was quite pleased with how it had turned out. The colors were teal and brick, and I think they were Paplin's papers. I used a small teacup as my mold for it. I think the first 3D quilled teacup & saucer I saw was made by Pat Caputo. I thought it was just stunning! I was so amazed by it, and loved the detail. Since I saw hers posted online, I have seen quite a few, many being very beautiful. Mine is very simplistic in detail compared to hers, and other's that I have seen. I have not yet made a saucer...but maybe someday........
Happy Easter to all who Celebrate! This is a card I made for an online friend, when we had a secret sister swap in 2005. I thought it was a nice one to post for Easter! I used a gold paint pen to gild the edges. The paper is navy blue. The design is slightly modified from an old quilling pattern. It was my first larger filigree cross.
I also made this cross for a Design Team project in 2006. It is made with the gold metallic papers. The design was inspired by a friend/coworkers ceramic cross, that I saw while at her home. I then gave her this framed one for her birthday. The center jewel is from an ear ring that belonged to her mother. The jewels are her birthstone color. I sell this pattern at Custom Quilling by Denise's online store, you can click on the link to the right, or click on her web link at the top right.
These are pictures of a hens egg that I quilled, again for a design team project. I gave it to my mom that Easter. Both pictures are of the same egg, but for some strange reason, I could not get the colors to photograph the same for both pictures. The profile showing the flower is closer to the actual color. As you can see I used a combination of crimping and spirals which worked quite well together.
It may be a coupel of weeks before I have some new projects posted, as I am going to be very busy. I have some card orders to get made, and a quilling demo to prepare for, a long with usual life things.... But, don't worry, I have tons of pictures of older pieces I have quilled that i may post! Once again, Happy Easter!