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« on: February 04, 2011 04:19:41 PM »

My brother recently married his longtime girlfriend this October.  Fittingly, they married on 10-10-10, soon after they celebrated their 10th anniversary.  They're adorable--my little brother is precious, and his wife is very much a sister to me.  They also have fun tastes and had their reception in a loft-style building in the warehouse area of downtown Dallas.  As such, they put up a lot of framed artwork and photos throughout the bricked space.  My husband and I decided to each make them a gift playing off the theme of "Love Never Fails" (since we read from 1 Corinthians 13 at the ceremony) that they could use.  

I love, love, love Yulia Brodskaya's art, and I must admit that my piece was heavily influenced by her.  My husband designed the piece for me, so I can't take full credit. Smiley


I was pretty happy with it - I found that it was way easier to use a light table and spray adhesive and just follow the design with the long strips (cutting and folding as necessary) than trying to make each piece individually - especially for the curvy "never" and the scrollwork.  I'll do this again, but I need to make sure to use a repositional adhesive then - the paper got kinda rough looking with the spray adhesive I used this time.  I ended up spray painting the paper with several coats of white in order to help mask the rougher spots.



In the frame/shadow box (it's actually quite small - a foot square in size:



And for kicks, my husband's wonderful art.  He screenprinted his design on a large square canvas he'd painted with red acrylic.  It was really, really hard to give it up.  It looked great over our mantle the few days we had it. Sad

Here's a link to his tumblr with the screenprint. Smiley

http://www.warholreject.com/post/1300789782/love-never-fails-check-out-these-crappy-1st



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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011 04:35:27 PM »

Beautiful! I have been having trouble with my glue looking thick on my quilled pieces, I might have to look into spray adhesive!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011 04:38:47 PM »

Oh wow, this rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011 05:03:43 PM »

This is beautiful, and so different to anything I've seen before.  Beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011 05:57:25 PM »

That is simply beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011 06:49:25 PM »

This is a beautiful work of art. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011 07:44:40 PM »

Gorgeous!! Grin I love Yulia Brodskaya's work too, amazing artist
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011 05:56:36 AM »

Lovely!
I straight away thought: that's a yulia brodskaya.... why would she be posting on craftster? Great work, and in the photo's it looks really good, no smudginess to be seen.
I like to use paper with a subtle sheen as a background for my quilling, as the glue doesn't show so much on it.

I've heard you could use bookbinders glue or photoglue too, but I've never tried it. I ended up using woodglue on a piece that I did for the wall art swap last year. It dried nice and matte on plain paper.

But I'm kind of straying from the topic here..

I love it when a rather oldfashioned medium as quilling is used in such a modern piece!

Keep those papers rolling!
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2011 02:56:56 PM »

Very cool! I'd never heard of Yulia Brodskaya before but after seeing your piece I looked her up. Yours is just as good as hers! I must try something similar... ^_^b
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2011 06:26:27 PM »

Aww, thanks guys!  You just made me blush!  (and very happy.) Smiley
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