Quilled Dragonfly


I’ve imagined this dragonfly for a quite some time, but only now have I been able to make it happen. I first used the usual pre-cut quilling strips but struggled with the long flowing arcs. After I found thicker paper and cut my own, the paper was finally tamed. Although I struggled (with my hands and personality) to make both sides even and match, it’s a pleasing feeling to make something symmetrical. The thicker paper from Daiso was also heavier so my wings are not as high as usual, so I’ll be hunting for something in between the two. I love the way light catches and casts the strips from the opposite side.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deen
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 14:29:31

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! The swirls remind me of beautiful mendhi art. So delicate and intricate.

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  2. ann
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 15:31:01

    Oh my goodness, that’s just beautiful. Your struggle payed off with amazing results

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  3. Inna
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 22:30:51

    Stunning! I love the delicate wings and the way you’ve used quilling to decorate them. Just awesome!

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  4. Ann Martin
    Aug 21, 2010 @ 07:49:12

    I. love. it. and can’t think of anything more beautiful than white on white.

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  5. suganthi
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 18:15:41

    very beautiful and perfectly quilled.

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  6. ange
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 11:45:39

    Beautiful! What are you going to do with it now?

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  7. Charli
    Oct 09, 2010 @ 08:01:11

    I posted this on another page but I saw one of your pictures in another blog about weddings. It was the cup with steam photo. Great work. The link to the article is there.

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  8. Roxi
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 07:11:44

    Amazing! And oh so beautiful. I’m on it! Thank you!

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  10. Roxanna
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:37:19

    Last year I cut out red dragonfly s and outlined them in gold and put them on our Christmas tree. It was very pretty. Thank you!

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  11. butiquebijou
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 21:11:11

    It’s verry pretty <3

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