Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More Quilled Lettering!

Ready for some more fab lettering? Today's examples were created by a quilling newbie who was inspired by Yulia Brodskaya, just like Kara from Monday's post.Erin Casner quilled Everything is Awesome as her very first project! While expecting a baby, she wanted to make colorful wall art for the nursery. Not having proper quilling paper and tools certainly didn't stop her... Erin snipped the end off the eye of a needle to use as a rolling tool and cut strips of lightweight cardstock from her stash. She says she learned a few lessons from this piece - such as making the lettering larger than just an inch tall (larger makes it easier to be more precise) and using colored paper instead of white for the letters. Consider these rainbow paloozas as Erin calls them - love that! - as further proof that sensational quilled designs, worthy of being hung as framed pieces, can be created even by those who are brand new to quilling. Next, Erin made this Imagine piece, also for the baby's room. I love the positive messages of her work and have a feeling they'll help her new son to grow up as a cheerful little guy.This nice, big C is her most recent piece for the nursery. Truly hooked on paper filigree, Erin says sometimes before falling asleep she sees visions of quilling and pictures what she'll make next. I have to say, "Been there, done that!" It's such a great feeling when the creative wheels are turning... I think you'll find the more you do anything art-related, ideas really start to flow.

Follow Erin's adventures via her blog, Schmancy-ness.

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30 comments:

Melissa said...

SO insipiring to see what a newbie did!!! It gives me hope that I'll be able to do it, but also sets the bar pretty high! :)

Stacey said...

Thank you so much for posting this beautiful array! Fabulous and inspiring!

Migito Petrova said...

This is amazing. I make my name like this but my project was very small. It is very difficult.

Helen said...

Beautiful! I will have to give this a try.

Ann said...

Wow those were her first projects, fantastic. It gives me hope that I'll be able to do something that won't look too bad.

Meg said...

Wow- I love that imagine piece. Knocking the letters out of the color in white had such a dramatic effect.

The colors are all so vibrant even the white C has a rich contrast because of the paper used for the backing. Great Job!

Mary Corbet said...

I love this look in quilling! Every time I see a post like this, I want to try something similar. The monograms are a great idea - but I especially love the scrollies on the "awesome" piece.

Falk Brito said...

I loved their work. Congratulations.
Have a great week. Kisses.

Miyyah said...

this gives lots of inspirations! Love all these posts about monograms.. can't wait to give it a try!

Avital said...

What a traffic stopper! Thanks for posting about her work. It's splendid!

Mrs. Kendra Zvonik said...

Awesome! Truly inspiring pieces and I can hardly believe they were made by a newbie to this craft! I love the Imagine piece so much.
Thanks Ann!

Ola Fumilayo said...

Oh the colours! Your work and designs continue to astonish me. This is very beautiful work. Thank you for thw window into it.

Ann Martin said...

Thanks everyone, I'm glad you're enjoying Erin's work as much as I do!

say.la vie said...

Completely inspiring, Ann!

shalaka said...

Amaaaziiing !!! really vey nice.
inspiring also.
Thank u very much.
I have one query.If you could help me , will be grateful.
how can we make quillied jewellery/quilled desings water resistent, i mean which solution we should apply to protect from water?
Thank u very much in advance.

Ann Martin said...

shalaka, I don't apply anything to the quilled jewelry I make because I prefer the natural look of paper. I also don't want the centers of the coils to expand as they are prone to do when sprayed with a fixative. So I'm careful to not be thrown in a pool or caught in a rainstorm. :-) I tell my customers to treat it as they would any fine jewelry.

Vanille said...

Ann, I've just discovered your blog and I really like it. So much inspiration. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your finds.
And Erin's work is fabulous !

folderol said...

Wow, I love the quilled type - it's so intricate and elegant in such a modern typeface.

Aysha said...

very very beautiful!!! and especially inspiring! :)

Anonymous said...

They are so awesome! :)
Thank you for sharing <3

Imogen said...

THANKS FOR POSTING THIS! Lovely pieces!! I also have a blogspot, followers welcome!!

Mihaela said...

soooooooooooo nice!!!

Saskia said...

Thank you for your site! I am not much of an artist, but I am a writer who has decided that in the current market, it will be better for me to self-publish my book than to go with a traditional publisher. The problem with that is that I have to come up with my own cover. I have made a quilled cover that is nowhere near as cool as I would like it to be, but I think it will do. Problem is, I don't know how to photograph it! All attempts so far have left the white background greyish. Any pointers? I have a regular point-and-shoot camera, but my husband has a fancy dslr. Any advice would be welcome!

Ann Martin said...

Hi Saskia, best wishes with the book! It sounds like you need to use a photo editing program. Photoshop is great, and there's also Picnik.com which is very simple to use and free. You should be able to upload your photo and then adjust the white balance/color saturation so that the grey is less obvious.

Saskia said...

Thanks, Ann - my husband did that for me with GIMP (which is also free, apparently) and it worked great. Shall I send you an image of it?

Ann Martin said...

I'd love to see what you've quilled, Saskia. My email is ann.b.martin at gmail dot com

Oleksandr said...

Very intersting and cool!
Thanks you very much!)

katie said...

this is so fantastic!

Kat Bennett said...

I just love to stare at the wonderful work on this site. It's something I wouldn't try, but I have nothing but admiration for the people who do this! Their imagination is boundless! Many thanks for sharing with me.

Sonu said...

there are no words to describe your artwork... i just fell in love with it.. especially the word imagine!!!! i can do a similar for my hubby whose birthday is due in this month!! thanks a ton.....

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