Painting with Paper - An Enticing New Book by Yulia Brodskaya

Paper quillers have been anticipating revered paper artist Yulia Brodskaya's new, tell all book, Painting with Paper - Paper on the Edge - and now you can enter to win a copy from Schiffer Publishing! [Edit: the giveaway has ended] Wait... tell all? Yes, rather than a project-based book, Yulia freely explains her personal process of creating on-edge art by painting with paper, rather than on it. Many colorful images serve as examples.

Painting with Paper book cover features on-edge paper strip profile image of woman with braided white hair

Ordinarily, I don't offer my opinion of a new book when it is featured in a sponsored giveaway, but in this case, as a dedicated quiller myself, I will say without reservation that I thoroughly enjoyed Yulia's thoughtful, conversational tone and found myself savoring the many nuggets of information she gathered from an advanced art education and innumerable hours spent experimenting with paper strips.

hydrangea flowers and leaves composed of on-edge paper strips
 
The included information is akin to taking an art course, but not in a dry, textbook sense. You'll learn about choosing colors, creating backgrounds, working with varied strip widths, composition, light and shadows, the rule of thirds, intentional blank space, and a method I've never thought to try... using undivided packs of quilling strips to create blocks of color.

light-filled studio includes a large easel holding work in progress of a woman's face composed of paper strips

Humorously, Yulia describes herself as a paper shopaholic with no plans to recover. She gives ideas on sourcing paper and shares the ways her work has evolved over the past decade, now using many dozens of shades in an average sized piece. And she's just like the rest of us paper rollers who make coils at any idle moment... for example, while waiting for her children at after-school activities.
colorful image of on-edge paper seashells

There are surprises and little tips too... Yulia's entry into working with rolled and folded paper strips came about quite by accident. And would you believe she stores new bottles of glue with the lids off for months, allowing them to dry out somewhat so that the glue adheres strips more quickly? I was delighted to read she's my compatriot in mainly using tools gathered from around the house.

folded and rolled on-edge paper strip portrait of woman

If you're like me, you'll keep the book on your bedside table for pleasurable night-time reading, and when you're finished, you'll place it on your coffee table for others to page through...  they'll be astounded at the explosions of color. Think of hardcover Painting with Paper as 176 pages of artistic lessons. Perhaps the best one of all is the encouragement Yulia offers to those who want to do what she does, but in their own, individual way.

paper artist Yulia Brodskaya at work in studio

And now a three-winner US, Canada, and UK giveaway! To enter to win a copy of Painting with Paper - Paper on the Edgepost a comment below through Saturday, September 14.

detail of a colorful face composed of on-edge paper strips

Note that my site's host does not allow me to see the email address you type in at first, so you must also include an email address within your comment so you can be contacted if you win. If spam is a concern, type your address this way: janedoe at gmail dot com

colorful rolled and folded strips of on-edge paper

Two chances to win: an identical giveaway is underway on Instagram. Yes, you may enter both places to double your chances, but can only win once!

paint splatter composed of on-edge colorful paper strips

Three lucky winners will be chosen at random from blog entries and three from Instagram, notified, and announced at the end of this post and on Instagram.

detail of colorful on-edge paper flowers and leaves

The book will be released on September 28 (subject to change; it may arrive from the printer earlier) and will be available from the publisher, Amazon, and Book Depository (where worldwide shipping is always free).


CONGRATULATIONS to Lorena, Sande, and Hannah A., 
winners who entered via the blog post!


The giveaway is sponsored by .
All Things Paper is an Amazon, ETSY, and Craft Industry Alliance affiliate.
This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, 
I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

 
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Comments

  1. Her work is so gorgeous - what an exciting giveaway!

    mrsdog at hotmail dot come

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  2. Such an amazing and creative artist!
    Young_katharine@hotmail.com

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  3. Her work is beautiful-I LOVE the hydrangeas! Tammywilson at protonmail.com

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  4. Among my favorite artists. So looking forward to reading her book!

    Christa.j.cunningham@gmail.com

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  5. I'm so psyched to see this book - Yulia is the reason I got into quilling in the first place. Her peacock took my breath away! Thanks for bringing your light to us, Ann. debs_b_@hotmail.com :-)

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  6. North Star PapercraftSeptember 10, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Oh, I'm so excited for this book now! I love that it sounds more like an "art" book and not just a "quilling" book. northstarpapercraft @ gmail . com

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  7. So excited to see her beautiful work! ktconrad12 at gmail dot com

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  8. Yulia's work is exquisit and so inspiring...I could look at it for hours
    hbhenrick at sbcglobal dot net

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  9. FYI...I have attempted to sign up for one of the Schiffer newsletters but the links don't seem to be working...give me a "bad request" error or page not found.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Haley. Schiffer has provided a new link.

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  10. I have asked for a copy for my birthday so I’m hoping!! Lorena24 at sympatico dot ca

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  11. I love her work, which inspiered me to make her "sunflower". Gosia dot Lovett at gmail dot com

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  12. This is so exciting! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway (x2)! Sequoia04 at hotmail dot com.

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  13. This would be a beautiful book to add to my collection! Allison underscore roberge at hotmail dot com

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  14. It is wonderful work, so colorful. joshthefreeman@gmail. com

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  15. Yulia’s work has always been so inspirational and I’m sure her book is even more so. Thanks for this giveaway, Ann and Yulia��

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  16. I would like love to know what household tools Yulia uses to create her designs. Her color sense is amazing.

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  17. Her work is exquisite. Amazing what she does with paper! sandsjc at gmail dot com

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  18. I have admired Yulia's work for years. Such color and vibrance. I would love this book.
    pixiedustcentral@gmail.com

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  19. That book looks awesome. Thank you and Schiffler for the giveaway. Please enter me in the draw. inlovewiththreads at gmail dot com

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  20. I love Yulia's work! Please enter me in the draw: hannah.abdash at gmail dot com

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  21. Oh my! What amazing art!!! I'd love to read this book 🙂

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  22. Wow 😮! This is awesome! Book by the legend herself!! Would love to get it 💖
    areena_23 at yahoo dot co dot in

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  23. Luscious! You've got me salivating the delivery of my copy Ann!

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  24. I stumbled on her work by accident, and I'm so so glad I did! She's amazing.
    sh8spearegrl at gmail dot com

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  25. I have been following Yulia ever since I contacted Lands End a few years ago to find out who did their catalog cover one year at Christmas. They finally responded back and told me her name. Such talent and creativity!!! ���� My email is ingerprescott@bellsouth.net

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  26. I love books with techniques, their my favorite part. Definitely have to enter to win this beautiful book.
    loradsmith416@yahoo.com

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  27. I can't wait to get my hands on this, one way or the other!!

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  28. Love the colours!! Wonderful book that would be great to read. Amazing artist!!
    iconnie.schulz@gmail.com

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  29. I cannot wait to get my copy of this book! And after reading your review I'm even more excited about it!
    agata.shimizu at Gmail dot com

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  30. Her art is amazing! I'm sure there is so much to learn from her book! kimiecrafts at gmail.com

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  31. Her work is so exciting. One rarely thinks of quilling as a fine art form and she has truly helped elevate it.
    I look forward to this email and ALWAYS set aside time to read and explore. Thank you.
    dbkstudio at gmail dot com

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  32. I have been following Yulia's inspiring work for years. THIS IS SO COOL! So happy for her!
    Thanks
    Lynn

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  33. You had me at Yulia...the woman is a paper arts legend! Big thanks to you (and Schiffer) for coordinating this giveaway. Email is freshcutpaper@bell.net

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  34. Yulias art is incredible and unique.
    lwslp@yahoo.com

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  35. What an amazing book and giveaway. Would treasure this. Congratulations to whoever wins. Hope it’s me.

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  36. 1800yellowhouse at gmail dot com

    What gorgeous pieces ... and what a generous artist to share her techniques and process⁷

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  37. Psyched to read Yulia's 1st book!!! So awesome! Been wating forever for her to do this!!!!
    susanQ 899 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Book seems phenomenal. Cant wait to read it. I always thought some of the artworks she created were so amazing that it was beyond the scope of a regular crafter. So i am curious to see if i can indeed attempt it myself with the help of this book. Mr218 at yahoo dot com

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