Illustrator and gallery artist Yulia Brodskaya uses colored paper — cut and bent into strips and carefully arranged in linear, textural patterns — to create her images. This is a traditional technique called quilling.
Brodskaya’s website has galleries of both her illustration and gallery art, though unfortunately reproduced in small images; which is odd, as some of her work is quite large in scale. You can find some larger images of her illustration and typographic work in her News section and on some of the other articles and blog posts linked below. There is a brief interview on De Monsterkamer.