This broadside won 2nd place ribbon at the 2004 Heritage Fall Fair contest in the Calligraphy "Fall/Harvest" category
The word Thanksgiving
was done in a quilling technique. I painted and cut my own strips in a
gold and an orangey tone. The outline of the letter is a purple
cardstock. The word Happy is gold paint. The saying is done with gold
paint and accented with purple acrylic ink on a strip of cream paper.
The background is a purple textured "Strathmore" cardstock.
The maple leaves are punched out of hand painted and embellished
Japanese rice paper and then outline with gold gel pen.
This piece is a 3 dimensional work of art and the purple card stock is worked up to create the walls. The strip of cream paper also works up the walls.