My paper quilled dragons are my favourite creations. (I still have the prototype on my shelf in my studio.) Over the years, I have gathered advice about my art and some tips I gleaned from all over the web just reading. Someone once told me that these dragons would make fantastic mobiles. I thought that was a fantastic idea – especially for boys’ rooms. I have three nephews and sometimes I get tired of robots and vehicles. (They are venturing into weapons now, but have not yet hit the sports stage!)
Well, I haven’t figured out how to make a mobile yet, but I did make something for a boy’s room! I was inspired to sit down and finally put this thing together when I saw this framed alphabet art made with polymer clay by Subtle Details. Isn’t it darling? It’s called “Sing with Me”. I’ve been a long-time fan of polymer clay and this artist has such a clean and elegant style. If you click the picture below, you'll also see what she made for her little boy's name!
If you would like to see what I made… read on!
Introducing, paper quilled dragon monogram shadow boxes! I used a big “D” for this one. I will eventually make some other letters, but I wanted to start with D is for Dragon.
I love that I can pick any colour I want and it’s just cardstock. There’s no struggling to match patterns of paper. Somehow, though, I am always surprised how long it takes to make one of these. (The spine is especially finicky!)
10% of the sale of this one will go to SOAR
I was so bolstered by this success that I decided to try out some other paper home décor ideas. One of the girls at work is getting married, so I made her a photo display. I first made a shadow box for myself as a tester with the Stampin’ Up! word stamp I used here. I antiqued the papers with ink and used my own die cut flowers. This one is just an 8 x 10 photo display, not a shadow box. (I had trouble squishing the pearls under the glass.)
I’m giving it to her today (along with a monetary gift). I hope she likes it!