Quilled Black Eyed Suzies wall art handmade

10"x12" | quilling
My Quilled Black Eyed Suzies is an 8" x 10" piece custom triple matted under glass and framed in a honey oak wood frame, completely handmade by me in my New Hampshire studio.

This is my Black eyed Suzies, one of our New Hampshire wildflowers that grow everywhere. Any of my wildflowers would be wonderful together, as they are all matted and framed the same.

What is Quilling?

Quilling is a very old craft. Its name comes of the old practice of trimming the gold edges from books, and then winding the narrow strips of paper around feather quills, using the quill of the feather for the tool. Once rolled into circles and pinched into various shapes, the paper is used as texture and detail in pictures.

My own technique uses the quill work as a background and details to my original cut-outs of wildlife. The quill work simulates the feathers in the duck and birds, the scales on the fish, the veins in the wildflowers, and the fur on the moose.