All is created by Calvin Nicholls ( http://www.calvinnicholls.com/)
How amazing the paper work is! The great master only uses paper and scissors. I wonder if the realistic furs use the technique of quilling(similar as fine cut fringed flowers).
Calvin Nicholls enrolled in three year graphic design programat Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Experiments with paper sculpture began in 1984 .
His first series of limited edition prints was launched in 1989 at the Buckhorn Wildlife Festival in Ontario and National Trust commissioned 15 wildlife sculptures for a national campaign in 1992.
Woodson Art Museum has collected his piece titled “Flight” into the acclaimed Birds in Art Show for 2013.
And here he is, a great MASTER!
It is based on teardrop.
Example of using duck foot.
It is based on marquise.
Example of using holly leaf
(Picture from lauraquilling blog- by Laura)
Example of using the above scrolls.
(Picture from All things paper- by Deb Mackes)
Same Side Scroll
Example of using same side scroll.
Example of using spiral.
It is based on tight coil.
Example of using grape roll.
All of these are made of paper!
It has a special name “Torsion-weight”. The meaning is the production is made from twisted paper. The technique can make all kinds of torsion boxes, gifts, baskets, frames, vases, panels and accessories to women’s clothing (bags, belts, bracelets, chains, frames for pendants, etc.)
The basic material for it is a torsion-weight paper. You can use wrapping pape.
You can find more information from :
Does it look like paper filigree?
Actually, it’s made from variety of wood types: apple, cherry, plum, chestnut, alder, acacia, ash, hazel, buck thorn bush, red and lemon wood, ebony, rosewood, and many, many more wood types. This method of decorating received such titles as “The Belarusian filigree”, “Gomel filigree”,” sozh filigree”,” Filigree Tsekunova” or simply” Tsekunovka”. It was a forgetten ancient technique used in the XV century to adorn icons. Wood filigree master, Tsekunova Vladimir V.(19/07/1951-01/04/2008), revived this art, developed it and brought it back to life.
When I play with tiny paper scrolls, my fingers are already sore. Thus, I really can’t imagine how the wonderful master carved the wood into thin strips and made them in such an amazing way.
If you want to learn more about this great master, please visit http://tsekunov.narod.ru
Use fingers to pinch the loose coil as below.
Example of using Crescent(the flower is made from two Crescent scrolls and one eye scroll)
Arrow is based on teardrop. One hand holds the sharp end of teardrop and use tweezers to push the other end.
Example of using arrow scroll.
It’s based on loose coil.
Example of using half circle.
It’s based on eye scroll.
Example of using square scroll.
Triangle is based on teardrop.
Example of using triangle.
Quilled card published in CardMaker Magazine,May 2010
Photo is from theartofquilling web.
I learned quilling by myself, below introduction is based on my own experience.
Put paper inside the tool.
start to roll the paper.
Put some glue at the end ,tight coil is finished.
My own way is to use a tool, such as a ruler or the handle of tweezers to push one side of the coil at the end. It can make the shape look better.
Tell the difference?
Example of tight coils.
Loose coil is the basic of many shapes.Same as the above, put paper inside the tool and roll it, then put the coil inside circle sizer.
Put some glue at the end of the paper.
Use tweezers to take it out.
Teardrop is based on loose coil.
Example of using teardrop scroll.
Eye shape is based on teardrop scroll.
Example of using eye shape scroll.
Leaf is based on eye scroll. Use two hands to twist the eye scroll.
Example of using leaf scroll.