Best Quilling

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Rebekah Jenkins  Dimensional paper art by Rebekah Jenkins in the U.K. first caught my eye when she began posting lifelike animal portraits on Instagram. Believe it or not, color shading stems only from shadows created via narrow paper strips that have been glued on edge. No paint is applied to the background, nor are guidelines sketched in place, yet Rebekah manages to convey remarkable expressions. I can't resist this face!

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Yulia Brodskaya   While quilled paper seems simple at first glance, we’ve never seen someone whose work matches Brodskaya’s in terms of detail, color and expressiveness. This art is create by rolling or bending strips of paper and gluing their side to the surface. This makes them essentially lines, but the paper’s width gives these “lines” a depth that 2d art can lack.

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