Can you believe that this was made with shredded paper? Yes I made this flower with shredded strips found in someone's recycling point on the street.

That shredded paper that I found few weeks ago opened a new world for me. Because of that I started looking for more recycled paper strips and found a treasure. A big recycling bag full of coloured shredded paper. I couldn't believe my eyes how cool the paper was and it was for free.

The same day I started to quill this flower and I love how it came out.

Quilled flower

Here is another similar flower I've done with the same shredded paper.

Quilled flower

Quilled flower

12 comments:

Hussena said...

wow this flower looks so pretty also love the way u have made the arragement and knowing it was made from shredded paper makes it all the more commendable

Elena said...

Thanks Hussena. I love the fact I can create pretty things from paper that someone threw away.

chillin with Quillin said...

Wow they turned out really nice, the yellow paper looks like it came from phone book, what a neat idea!
Paula

Wanda said...

What amazing work! I love filigree in jewellery and my engagement ring has filigree by design ( I picked it out and helped design it) but I have never seen much done in paper. Does it travel well in the mail or is it destroyed by the post? I now have a homework project and will try out some of your patterns. I have added your blog to my fav list. You rock!

Elena said...

Thanks Wanda for your nice comment. The quilled pieces get squished in the post if you send it just in an envelope. I always wrap my pieces in bubble wrap and back it with thick card so it doesn't get bent and they always arrived safe. Good luck with your homework :)

Catherine said...

Love this, very inventive of you with the scrap paper...I can see a trend in quilling with shredded paper starting now. Thanks for sharing Elena :)

Elena said...

Thanks Catherine. I actually try and hope that I will start a trend in quilling with recycled paper. The shredded paper doesn't cost money and it's accessible to a wide range of people in lots of countries. With this I hope to get more people into quilling.

PostMuse said...

This is fantastic, Elena! A whole new take on quilling!

Elena said...

Thanks Postmuse. Who knows, I might reinvent a new way of quilling.

ManuK said...

From the first picture you can't even tell the card was made using recycled paper. It looks amazing! The shredded paper with that writting on the edge gives the quilled picture a special feel.

Elena said...

Thanks Manuk for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Anonymous said...

very beautiful.. how did you did that one of a kind masterpiece?

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