Friday, May 28, 2010

Even More Quilled Letters!

Quilling, on a roll... letter-wise, that is. I was thrilled to run across more quilled lettering, this time on Flickr. Serbia's Suzana Ilic is the creator of these impressive Cyrillic designs. She tells me that letters are her very favorite subject to quill. Look closely for her signature nest... it holds three tiny birds, representing a sister and her brothers. And how fun are these little cars, trucks, and stoplights?!Suzana enjoys quilling on small bases such as cards or miniatures. She prefers to use a needle tool and says though it takes more time, she appreciates the result.

Bright and colorful - this card, like the road scene, would be really cute framed and hung in a child's room.
So graceful...Suzana says that in her country quilling is a totally new way of expression. "People just can't believe you can do something like that with paper."
"At first I had difficulties finding the right weight of paper, made some tools on my own, found instructions on Antonella deFalco's blog and many others, and started to quill."I've been quilling for three years now. I fell in love with it the first time I saw a quilled card on the web by pure chance. I thought if I could learn this I would be the happiest person ever! I'm not exaggerating at all!"

Suzana doesn't only quill lovely letters. Visit her Flickr site to see floral examples like this stylish beauty.
If you'd like to try some quilled monograms of your own, Briar Press is a fantastic resource of sample letters.

15 comments:

  1. WOW !!

    Loved all the samples you posted Ann!! Susan is so talented.

    Thanks for leaving an encouraging comment for my quilling...even though it needs lot of practice :)

    Your blog is such an inspiration!! I recently used your "Yarn Flower tutorial" to make some flowers...loved them

    Thanks and hugs

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  2. I love this example of quilling also! You always provide such inpiration and clear links to even more. I've gotta try those paper hearts from yesterday too! Thank you!

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  3. Very nice. Her work is great, I especially like the K.

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  4. I love the quilled letters, especially the 'k'.
    licia

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  5. Thanks everyone; such nice comments!

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  6. Thanks for sharing these. You have such a great eye for finding wonderful things. I love the little trucks. It's fun to see quilling used in a relatively nontraditional way. I tend to think of quilled flowers the most.

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  7. Thanks Deb! Quilled flowers are really pretty and a great place to start, but I have to admit I'm always on the lookout for something a bit different.

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  8. Suzana is a very talented artist. Thank you, Ann, for introducing us to her.
    Gail

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  9. It is lovely to see such individuality that comes out in this quilling.

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  10. beautiful! as a beginner, it is really inspiring to see these!

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  11. Does anyone know if she custom makes these? I would love love love to buy one for my letter, because she has done such a WONDERFUL job!

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  12. Lauren, I believe Suzana does custom work sometimes. If you click on the link to her Flickr site, then her profile, you'll find her email address.

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