Thursday, October 15, 2015

Quilling Spotted at Sugarfina


A friend of mine showed me a photo and asked if it was quilling. YES, the rolled rose is! But how are the rest made? Where is this place? Who made it? I had to find out and see it for myself.


My quest led me to Sugarfina, a gourmet candy shop within the new Nordstrom, Vancouver. This is their main wall. Isn’t it mesmerizing?



Here’s a side pony wall where more flowers can be studied up close.


Yes, I got up really close!


They are hung with finishing nails and wire. I wonder how the wire is attached to the flower? What kind of glue did they use? What kind of paper and why?


Here’s my hand to give you a sense of scale of these beauties.


And here is the artist’s signature - a subtle emboss on a single petal of every flower. The staff there said the flowers were shipped up from head office, so they didn't know who made them. After some sleuthing, I found the artist’s breathtaking work at, Balushka at http://www.balushka.com/

I'm seeing an increase in paper for branding and marketing — and I just love it! Has anyone else spotted more quilling used this way?


Our sweet visit lasted a little longer because we couldn’t resist bringing a treat home with us.

8 comments:

  1. That is so cool! Good job on the sleuthing to find the artist, and yay for paper arts!

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    1. Yes, it was just calling out to me to come downtown for my "paper pilgrimage". I breathed such a sigh of contentment just admiring it all. All the store staff smiled so nicely at me, even though I'm sure I looked ever so slightly nuts!

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  2. Wow, these are lovely, would love to learn to make them if at all possible. Paper arts are fabulous and fun. Thank you for this peek into this artist.

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    1. Hi Sande, well the quilling rose one is very easy to do. Here's a link to a video:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeN9_K1xrWQ

      The others ones are likely custom made by the artist.

      So happy you love this sight too!

      Cecelia

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  3. these are so beautiful! is it Vancouver BC or Washington? I am from WA so am familiar with both!

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    1. Hi Vicki, yay! Another paper fanatic near me! It's in Vancouver, BC. Here's the full address:

      Pacific Centre
      799 Robson Street
      Vancouver, BC V7Y 0A2
      Phone: (604) 699-2100
      Hours: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm

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    1. Hello Torviewtoronto, I agree, Balushka's work is quite stunning!
      Cecelia

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