Well.....here we go again! I'm so happy to be in Gallery Idol again this year, and I'm super excited to share the card I made for this week. The theme for this round is "You Color My World." I love color gradients and when things are in rainbow order, so I knew this would be right up my alley.
When brainstorming ideas, I thought of the amazing artwork by Yulia Brodskaya. She is the MASTER of paper! I wanted to give a little nod to her work by incorporating some quilling into my project. Only problem- I've never quilled! Instead of doing the smart thing, and looking up how to do it, I decided to jump right in and wing it. Here's how it went:
I adhered some die cut letters straight to a black card base
Using a glue and some tweezers, I started making free-form loops and swirls, and adhering them down
Here is one finished letter:
I followed the same process for each letter, just making it up as I went, adding paper where I thought it would look good.
Tip 1: Use thin glue! I started on the "h" with tacky glue, but it got a little globby. Then I went with good ol' Elmer's, and that was a lot better! If you want to know what real quillers use, I'm sure you could look it up, lol.
Tip 2: Thinner paper is better! It's no wonder they sell special quilling strips. I used thin cardstock, and had to run my fingers over the paper many times to get it to smooth out. In the end it worked out well, but I could have saved time/hassle with thin paper.
Now it's time to vote! You can check them all out, then pick your fave. You've got until Thursday, June 7 at noon MDT. Thanks so much!! Contest info can be found here.
(in case you missed that first link...vote HERE! I'll also leave the voting widget in my sidebar)