Friday, August 26, 2011

Quilling by Iron-Maiden-Art

You may have noticed some distinctive quilled designs that have been Stumbling and Tumbling around the internet like wildfire in recent months - a multicolored fish, butterfly, and hand print, for example.

Quilled Autumn
Autumn, Iron-Maiden-Art

The creator is talented Kathleen Usova from Ukraine, who goes by the name Iron-Maiden-Art on Deviant Art. I marvel at each one of her seasonal designs, so it was a toss up deciding which example to show... Summer or Autumn? Autumn or Summer? Looking forward wins!

Kathleen includes so many details in her art pieces and uses the same color palette effectively each time. She doesn't roll typical quilled shapes, but instead works mainly with slightly curved, linear strips that have a coil just at the tip. If you're interested in learning to quill in Kathleen's signature style, she's designed a birthday card kit for Lake City Craft Company that's available on their site, and also from many other quilling suppliers.

By the way, there's still time to put your name in the hat for the Easy Canvas Prints Giveaway - it ends at the end of Saturday, the 27th. Win an 11 x 14 inch canvas of your choice or apply the amount toward a larger size if you wish.


  1. I have always admired her work but this is absolutely stunning, Haven't seen this work of hers so a real treat.

  2. I adore her style....I just might have to get one of the kits.

  3. Wow!! Such detailed work..... I love her style of quilling...

  4. I've never seen her work and this is so inspiring. Love all the seasons and the colors are are cheerful.

    Thanks, Ann, for sharing her work! WOW

    (And you be safe, will be watching and thinking about you this weekend.)


  5. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful artists with us!! I REALLY enjoy your blog and am always excited to see what's next...

  6. Wow the whole thing is impressive but I can't take my eyes off that pumpkin in the corner!

  7. what a magnificent creation, I love it!
    Greetings Baukje

  8. So pretty! I love the mushrooms. And I'm glad you picked autumn. It's my favorite time of year, though I admit that I was really sad when I looked out the window tonight at 8:30 and saw that it was dark. I feel like I missed the entire summer, and I feel like autumn will pass me by before I get a chance to do any canning!

  9. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love paper and Kathleen's artworks!!

  11. Oh my. I just knew.... I thought she was a he. Dem!!! Always lurking at her art at deviant...


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