My Quilling journey continues so apologies if you're tired of Quilling projects but I'm on a roll! Pun intended.
I've been doing completely filled Quilling where you don't leave any (or not a lot of) open space and wanted to play with doing only a partial image quilled. I decided to do a "self portrait" which was a royalty free image I found online that was close enough to what a silhouette of me would look like. I googled "Black woman silhouette" and this one popped up. Since I usually wear my hair in a big pony or bun, it was perfect. I chose a palette of silver/grey , yellow and white.
This is my new "favorite project ever" and my photography doesn't do it justice. I'm really happy with the project but not so much the photos. Sigh.
- Grey 12x12 Scrapbook Paper
- Yellow, White, Grey Quilling papers (Juya available on Amazon)
- Silver Vellum Paper (had in my stash and cut my own quilling strips)
- Black 12x12 Cardstock
- Quilling Tool
- Glue (Aleene's Turbo Tacky and Elmer's)
- 12x12 Shadow Box Frame (Michaels 2 for $29.99)
I uploaded the image into Cricut Design Space and cut it from black cardstock on my Cricut Explore Air 2. I wasn't originally going to offset it but once I cut it and it was sitting on my desk like that, once again...welcome to how my brain works!
I set the negative aside, made a bunch of tight and loose coils ( just like my big hair!) and some teardrop shapes as shown. Then I just played with laying them out on the image until I had a plan.
I laid it next to the negative again to make sure that's still what I wanted to do and it was. Glued down the negative to the grey background paper and then glued the Quilled image in place.
I used the teardrop shapes as a kind of crown and the silver vellum coils as a kind of necklace. Finised with a swirled flourish using all the colors from the project. You can see I took pics before the glue dried, but it dries clear!
To finish, I framed using a 12x12 display case frame (Michaels).
Was able to get a little better picture outside before my canine assistant had a chance to topple it!