Paper Quilled Floral Snake

This paper quilled floral snake is one of the largest pieces I’ve done. It’s a whopping 11″ x 14″ and took close to forty hours to make. There is nothing inherently unique about it, but the finished result is beautiful – even if the subject is a snake.

Paper Quilled Floral Snake
Paper Quilled Floral Snake
Paper Quilled Floral Snake
Paper Quilled Zentangle Snake – Front View
Paper Quilled Floral Snake
Paper Quilled Floral Snake – Without Leaf Backdrop

Construction

I found an image of a snake online and used it as a template for the outside shape. After sizing it to fit an 11×14 background, I traced the outline onto a large sheet of watercolor paper. I used regular green quilling strips to block in the body.

Paper Quilled Floral Snake – WIP

After the outer edge was outlined I started filling it in with purple and pink “flowers.” Once those were all in place I started filling the spaces in between with green tight coils that I had created domes out of with the Quilled Creations Mini Mold. (I love that tool!)

The final piece of this puzzle was to paint on Crystal Coat Glaze (another awesome Quilled Creations product) to seal the domes and make them glisten.


If you’d like to see other similar artwork, use the convenient “search” feature in the upper right corner of my site. This will let you see things with corresponding keywords. Keep the keywords simple and you will get the best result. I do have a Quilled Animals gallery set up and am adding to it regularly.

This paper quilled zentangle snake has found itself a new home, but… I am up for new commissions. Or, you can check out my Etsy shop to see what I have for ready-to-ship artwork.



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