Quilled Heron wall art handmade

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

This is my first original Heron. Please check out my other Heron designs for a great pair.

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.