Friday, February 8, 2013

LOVE-ly Quilling by Manuela Koosch

With Valentine's Day on the horizon, it's only fitting to feature bright red images and even better, one that firmly declares love. This eye-catching canvas was created by Manuela Koosch of Bucharest, Romania. She is a quilling designer who has been working with on-edge paper strips just a little more than two years.

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Manuela recently shared a series of square works on her blog Quilling by ManuK that included this striking quillography.


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Quilled lettering is so very popular and I'm always happy to come across new tutorials that explain the tricky technique... each of us can glean tips from one another. Manuela shares her method here and also recommends a post by Pritesh Ananth Krishman in which she details the outlining of a printed letter.

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I'm captivated by this bright red poppy that Manuela posted recently. The next picture is worth a thousand words in showing the way she did the husking technique that makes use of a cork board and plenty of straight pins.

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Manuela told me she discovered quilling completely by accident while searching for an origami tutorial. After coming upon a video that featured quilled flowers, her first thought was that it must take infinite patience to make such beautiful things. She initially dismissed it as being too time-consuming, but the images stayed so fresh in her mind she decided to give quilling a try. Needless to say it went well!

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"Everything I know about this type of paper craft I learned from the internet. The quilling community is full of wonderful and incredibly talented people, and new ideas spread like fire. Today an artist invents a type of flower in Malaysia and the next day quillers around the world know how to make it. I love being a part of this."

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She quilled this perfect, cursive thank you when her Facebook page reached a goal recently. A big thank you right back to you, Manuela, for sharing your work and instructions!

 

14 comments:

  1. Looks amazing :) thanks for sharing
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  2. I "love" the simplicity of the first piece and the complexity of the poppy! What beautiful work! I'll have to check out her blog when I have some strips of paper handy to play with. Happy Friday!

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  3. Perfection to the core...as always Manuela...Love all your projects!!!

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  4. So simple yet so pretty. That poppy is amazing.

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  5. I am huge fan of Manu. She is one talented quiller, she brings so much freshness to quilling .

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  6. Love all the red! Beautiful work, Manuela!

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  7. Simplicity is base of her work... simple trick are used very creatively ....

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  8. That poppy is amazing! Thank you for sharing another artist's fabulous work. :-)

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  9. Amazing work! keep it simple and beautiful :)

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  10. I love the poppy......nice husking effect, lots of patience required with all those pins.

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  11. You can sense the methodical placement of every strip. Gorgeous work Manuela!

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  12. This art amazes me. I can only envy the steady hand of the people who practice it. Simply beautiful!

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  13. I'm really amazed by what she can do. Funny how she thought it would be too hard or take to long to do and now she's making quilled poppies! Wow! I like what she said about the community of paper crafters sharing and learning from each other. That's so cool.

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