December 25, 2009

Flowers of Israel, framed paper quilling art

Flowers of Israel, paper quilling

This is another of my big quilling projects, along with the quilled flowers on black velours background. The design is mine, from beginning to end. In this quilling picture I tried to reproduce a few species of Israeli flowers that bloom in February through April. Here they are, left to right:

  • yellow Lupin(e),
  • red Poppy,
  • white Iris,
  • purple Maltese Cross Ricotia (Egyptian honesty),
  • white Chamomile,
  • yellow Dandelion,
  • pink Cyclamen,
  • dark purple Cloven-Petalled Campion.

Besides the flowers, there's also a quilled Gonepteryx butterfly (also known as brimestone) and a ladybug. For this project I mostly used 1/16"-wide strips (1.5mm); but for the ladybug, foliage, and lupin flowers popular 1/8"-wide (3mm) strips were used. I cut-out the leaves of the chamomile using small scissors. Size of the finished artwork: 9x9 inches (23x23cm). Sorry, no close-up photos this time :(

37 comments:

JAIN said...

Инна, вы как всегда на высоте!

Иринушка-Сирень said...

Очень красиво!!!

Nena3110 said...

Wonderful!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Женя, Иринушка, спасибо большое!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you, Nena3110!

tori said...

Инна!
Потрясающе! Несмотря на приближение Нового Года и на холода в моих краях, смотрю на Вашу работу и попадаю в лето! Очень теплая и красивая работа!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Спасибо большое!

nel said...

très beau j'admire!!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you, nel!

Karuna said...

its fabulous. can see all the effort put in!! great job done!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thanks, Karuna! You're right, that's a lot of effort :)

Kalanirmitee said...

Great work, Inna!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you, Priyadarshini!

stef et sa belette said...

quelle merveille !!!!
so wonderful !!!!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you!

L'As Créations said...

Inna, I wish you a happy new year and many visits, big boussas L'As

Cathy said...

absolutely stunning!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

L'A, Cathy! Thank you and wish you a Happy new year!

Dana said...

Inna, you have such great creations, which I am following every day. You are doing a good job. Quilling is a hobby for me in my free time, but you're works are still surprise me every time I see them.
And I wish you a happy new year full of accomplishments.

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you, Dana.

Sasya said...

ооо, какая красота! очень понравилось! спасибо :)

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Спасибо, Саша!

Archana said...

Inna, this is awesome... its looking fantastic.. what an amazing collection of flowers quilled and put together. Really ... Hats off!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you Archana! You are so kind!

Anonymous said...

wow Inna! they look so creative! i am planning to make it for our arts lesson....tnx 4 sharing...=)

malkah said...

How lovely. Looking forward to seeing you at Creative Jewish Mom next week.

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thanks! I'd like to join, but am too busy right now :( unfortunately

Juhi said...

wow, this must be one of the most beautiful quilled works that I have seen!!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you very much, Juhi!

Karthika Sen said...

awesome ... flowers and leaves look real

kavitha said...

this is beautiful,can u tel me how u make the flowers stand separately?Thanks

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thanks, kavitha! I glue to the base just the ends of stems and the edges of petals. Hope this answers your question.

john said...

How do you make the petals of the white daisy point down like that? I really want to know :D Thanks

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

First, make the petals (quilled "eyes") and fringed center. Then put the flower center upside down into a bottle cap (alternatively, make a kind of funnel out of paper). Then glue the petals together and to the center at an angle, placing them so that one end of each petal points down to the flower center, while the other points up and out (when looking at the reverse side of the flower). When the glue is dry, take the flower out and turn it over. That's it, hope the instructions are clear enough.

john said...

Thank you a lot, Inna. I'll try to follow your instruction. I think i got it :D

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I am amazed by your talent. I had seen a qulling picture of a Jewish star in a craft book but did not buy it. I would like to dupli
cate it but cannot find it anywhere.
Can anyone help?
Thank you,
Leah

Inna D. said...

Hi Leah,

Sorry for the late response. Unfortunately, I have no idea what book you are referring to.

Happy Hanukkah!