Kris Compas of Illinois makes miniature rooms that feature incredibly realistic detail. She sometimes uses surprising materials to work her magic - for example, these pieces of pottery are made of quilling paper!
After Kris rolls the strip into a tight coil, she gently manipulates it into the shape she has in mind and coats it with glue, inside and out. She evens out the surface with a Dremel tool and applies gesso to smooth it even more. Finally, she adds decorations and/or acrylic paint.Quilling paper was used to make the decorative scrollwork on this little shelf.Recently Chris wrote tutorials for making paper baskets, complete with wire handle and twining instructions. I think it's safe to say there isn't anything she can't duplicate in miniature size.While they're not made of paper, take a moment to check out the upholstered furniture on her blog, 1 Inch Minis, too - wow!