Monday, July 9, 2012

How I created the cover of Secrets of a Summer Village

Creating the lettering is the hardest part

The good thing about quilling is that you can move the pieces around on the page until they look right.

Front cover, finished but not glued
back cover quilled image
The cover of Secrets of a Summer Village was made using colorful strips of paper and glue in a technique called quilling.  The technique is very old, we could even say ancient, but as of late has been rising in popularity.  If you're interested in doing some quillwork yourself, there are lots of sites that talk about it, but I found this blog entry about quilling letters very useful:  Another blog that has paper art techniques in general, and includes both quilling and other techniques, is:  Enjoy!

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