Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Following yonder star ... quilled!
I have quite a good selection of metallic strips at present, so I decided to use a silver and gold theme for the star. I ended up using three different shades of copper and gold for the 'S' coils. The silver points of the star were made by winding half strips around a thick dowel and pinching the resulting rings into teardrop shapes. I added the white and pale yellow details to 'lift' the colours in the design just a little bit. The two little stars were made using outline peel-offs stuck on to silver paper - I felt that these would put the main star into context as the brightest orb in the night sky.
I'm going to enter this design into the December Challenge on the Creative Quilling Forum. Check out the forum gallery - you'll find some inspiring work on there!