Friday, March 15, 2013

Microquilling.........a tough but enjoyable experiment

Hello All,

I am back after an eternity...................apologies. I haven't been well and then, there was tons to catch up on. And there has been a bit of restructuring of my life. More is to come but due news will be posted as and when there is something to post about :)

One fine day, I get a call from Delhi, an enquiry for a quilled album cover. And the client was very clear about what she wanted me to do. She sent me example photos and told me exactly how the cover had to be made. All good. I asked about the size, it was 6" x 6". Ahan! For a change, I get an offer for a 'small' project (basically, my mind refuses to function while working with anything smaller than 10" x 10")......I agree. The album cover was sent to me by courier and imagine my shock! The 6" x 6" was the "total" area of the album. It has rivets on it AND the area where I had to write text was a mere 2.5" x 2.5"!!!!! I nearly considered telling my client I can't do it but then comes Katarzyna (whom I lovingly call Kate) with her coffee inchies, to prompt me into believing that I could do it. She even came up with a cute name for it: Microquilling! Oh boy, you can't really beat a scientist out of me (not yet, at least) :D

I rolled my sleeves up and got started! But well, the reference images the client had sent me were Yulia's work! And it is NO joke to emulate that. I was honestly reluctant to even attempt it because of my inherent respect for people's originality........so, I just cursorily looked at the images and set off on my own! Luck had never presented an opportunity for me to try alphabets in this style and I did try it. I can't say I am happy with them but a 2.7 cm by 1.7 cm alphabet is hardly a place for me to try to boost my confidence! :( I must attempt something bigger soon :)

After a lot of back and forth with the client and "editing" in quilled text (my first actually), the piece is complete. It's a 60th B'day gift for my client's father! I sure hope he likes it as I've never before spent 11 hours in making a piece that fits in my palm :) (none of my projects so far have had the fortune to fit in my palm really :D)........

I couldn't stop clicking the images and hence, the barrage :D









I love microquilling for the fact that the entire project took precisely 23 A4 size strips AND 11 hours of work :) Fascinating, isn't it? And even more, my sister thought that those "blue streaks" were pencil shading! I think, THAT is crowning glory :) :)


Happy Quilling

Pritesh

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding........:-)

26 comments:

nupurcreatives said...

Its beautiful Pritesh... I am sure Your client's dad will surely love it.. :)

kunda said...

Superb!!!!

Sathya said...

So Awesome...Love the perfect symmetry, neatness and of course white and white has great effect :)

Bosky said...

It's amazing....you are just too good Pritesh!:)How did you make those flowers,they are beautifully made..?

Indira Tanwar said...

My jaws just dropped reading the story!! You are totally out of this world girl. If I tell the world there is a scientist who rides a bike, does aerobics and looks after a li'l boy by the day, no one will believe she can do this kind of work too!! Hats off to you!! I am lucky to know you and to have met you :) Hugs!!

a paper {life} said...

you totally nailed it Pritesh. I just love how it turned out. And I can see why 'Kate' was in inspiration to you....her Art Life blog is fantastic.

I don't know how you quilled the words soooo small but you did.

thanks for sharing your barrage of pictures... the more the better I say

Cristina said...

Tiny and gorgeous Pritesh!! Is so delicate and perfect !!I love it!!
hugs
Cristina

Regina said...

Absolutely stunning Pritesh!! Love the soft colors you used.
Hugs

Катя-Kate said...

You know, Ladies, I've read the story and comments and my smile is so biiiiiiig now!
Pritesh! I love your version of microquilling! The flowers are so tender and delicate! And the text is so lovely!
You're amazing!

Helen said...

very pretty! I love the flowers and of course the "dad".

Suman Pandit said...

This is beautiful and perfect as all your projects Pritesh. Now that I hv a blog can comment although hv been following your blog and u r my quilling guru with all your tutorials.
www.kalasirjana.blogspot.com

Shylaashree said...

Masterpiece pritesh

Rakhi Pait Chowdhury said...

wowwwwww...superbbbb !!

sumedha Angolkar said...

amazing work..u inspired me alot..do visit my blog ur comments mean alot http://twistyquilllingcreations.blogspot.in/

Hussena said...

Oh my !! this is absolutely gorgeous jaw dropping project Pritesh ...how can your client not like it its a masterpiece:) ...all those tiny details put together so beautifully ...so so Amazing!!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! Superb ! Your quilling is just out of the world..so perfect ,so neat ..so beautiful !

Anama Lily said...

Very beautiful Pritesh! It was absolutely worth your trouble. The result is breathtaking! :)

Rose Angeline said...

Awesome Pritesh... I tried microquilling after seeing this ..yes ofcourse its a difficult task.....

ManuK said...

You already know how much I like this little piece, but I had to visit your blog to read the whole story behind it!

Well done!

Hugs!
Manu

SUGANTHI said...

Gorgeous!! Right after my own heart.The letters so small yet so neat, must have been challenging.

Nati said...

Very beautiful Pritesh!!!!

quilled paper paradise said...

Now, when this turned out so perfect, I'm sure you're going to try again! :)

MEGHA-DT and free lancer at KB. said...

AMAZING ITS JUST AMAZING .AS ALWAYS ,SO NEAT AND BEAUTIFUL.ONE QUESTION IN MY MIND HOW TO WRITE LETTES TO DO TYPO GRAPHY.are thy written on computer or by hand.THANKS .

Nágela said...

His works always surprise me!
Gorgeous!

Christine Thamotheram said...

Wow that work is so delightfully delicate. It looks simply divine.
Would love to have you visit and follow my blog.
http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com
Chris

Pritesh Dagur said...

Thanks all SO very much! I am so happy the result was worth all of you dropping by and leaving comments :)