Quilled Monogram – “a”

The most important thing quilling has taught me is to keep trying out something new each time ! 🙂

Quilled monograms are intricate, neat and look absolutely gorgeous !

A monogram is design composed of one or more letters, typically the initials of a name, used as an identifying mark… what better alphabet to start with than “A” 🙂

I started off with an italic cut out “a” using light purple handmade paper.

The base is made so that it distinguishes and adds color to the monogram. Usually light colored and pastel shades backgrounds are used for the monogram.

Then used a 3mm violet strip to make the border for the italic alphabets. Carefully stick the paper strips vertically. Let it dry.

Then start filling up the monogram. You can fill it with a mix of 3 -4 colors. I have used violet,  cream and yellow strips.
I have mostly used c-scrolls, s scrolls, v scrolls and loose coils to fill in the the alphabet. One could use other quilled shapes.

This would take time and require one to be patient and maintain consistency.

Here is the final view. These look great when framed. Name plates could be made using this technique .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy quilling.
Do share in your ideas too!

-Abha

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dr Sonia S V
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 17:06:58

    Looks awesome !

    Reply

  2. Yolie Munoz
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 04:45:23

    Thanks ! I am going to make LIVE LAUGH LOVE for my niece .This seems a much easier way to make them

    Reply

  3. nour
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 16:02:46

    Hi , i would like to say u have a great job here , i really admire ur art, i just have a question for u , the pieces are made from papers, r u putting any kind of materials on it to let it live longer???

    Reply

  4. myworldofquilling
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 16:07:30

    nope.. just paper… 🙂

    Reply

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