Have been slogging my way through this idea I had which involves using the on-edge quilling technique. I'm not totally sure if I have the term right -- I happily do on-edge quilling with coils and spirals in my custom work creating mats for wedding invitations. But this -- with the long straight lines meeting and curling just a wee bit? Is SO freaking hard.
Granted, I am using my regular quilling paper, which is very narrow at 1/8" wide, and very lightweight - about the same heaviness as standard printer paper, and artists who do this style of paper art use card stock, and wider paper. So maybe in attempting to pull off this idea, I am already at a disadvantage. But alas. I'm in it. I'm committed. It's glued down to my base and I can't turn back now. All I can do is forge ahead and hope it looks okay when the other elements come into play and make this...thing...less of a major element.
Wish me luck!