Copying another post from my old Russian blog here...
My first try of quilled text. Inspired by Yulia Brodskaya's work "The Magic is in the telling". Tried to make a swirly-quilly phrase "Loving you" in Russian:
Can't say I like this work a lot, but still want to share =)
There's a few reasons why this work isn't my favourite, so you have a chance to learn with my mistakes =)
1) I used watercolour paper for both: card and strips, wanted to play with that "monochrome"-thing. Yet the watercolour paper isn't ideal for cutting strips and for rolling them, The strips appear to be very fluffy anf the rolls tend to "break", but not bend. So I had to "stretch" every strip with the help of backside of the sciccors before rolling.
2) composition's far from perfect, especially the left side, it seems to be very heavy. Yet I do like the second and the 5th character of the first word =)
That was the time when I first got the idea that I should learn some calligraphy =) Draw what you want to create before you quill anything =)
Currently I'm working at another quilled text project, hoping to complete it this week and to show =) Thanks for looking!!!