Quilled Showy Lady's Slipper wall art handmade

10"x12" | quilling
My Quilled Showy Lady's Slipper 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 Showy Lady's Slipper which is a nice design to compliment the pink lady's slipper, but not wild in New Hampshire. It is a wildflower in Minnesota. Any of my wildflowers would be wonderful together, as they are all matted and framed the same. This showy lady's slipper would be great paired with the pink lady's slipper or jack in the pulpit.

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.