Starry Night is one of my favorites by Vincent Van Gogh. I love the colors, and I love the movement and it seemed like a great piece of art to represent through the art of paper quilling. For this completed project, I ended up using over 10,000 strips of paper!
This Feature Friday, I’m going to feature my completed UFO for the month of June. What? Yep, I know it’s July. I’m behind as usual. But at least I finished something! I’m the queen of UFO’s (Unfinished Objects), and this year I have challenged myself to complete one UFO per month for the entire year. So for the month of June, I chose to finish my Quilled Starry Night picture.
I started with a large sheet of thick cardstock in dark blue as the background. The sheet is about 36″ x 24″. (I tend to work big). And that is most likely one of the reasons I have so many UFO’s!
I began by drawing the basic outlines in white colored pencil. I then grabbed my quilling tool, a pile of colored cardstock and my paper cutter and went to work.
The picture consists of thousands and thousands of quilled pieces of paper, glued down on their sides. Like painting with paper.
I actually enjoyed this project and plan on recreating a few other major artworks in the future. So there are more UFO’s in the horizon!
I chose several wooden puzzles that I’ve had in storage for quite a while now. These are 3D puzzles of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Seattle Space Needle and when I saw them at a local craft store, I just had to buy them. I believe they were about $5 each and I have a few ideas in mind to make them “my own” if you know what I mean. I think they will look great displayed in my study. So while this project isn’t necessarily an “Unfinished Object” as I haven’t even begun it yet, I figure it’s my challenge so I can make up rules as I go along, right? Ha!
UFO’s completed so far this year:
Hand knitted Purse and Quilled Starry Night
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