August 19, 2010

Quilled lotus flower

Quilled lotus, framed

I finished this quilled lotus flower last fall, almost right after the Sacred lotus seedpod sculpture. I'm fascinated with this marvelous flower, so it's only natural that I often feature it in my art works.

The center was made with three-dimensional quilling using yellow 1/8"-wide (3mm) paper strips. The same technique but light-green 1/8" strips were used for the seedpod. The petals were made of eccentric coils using narrow, 1/16" (1.5mm) paper strips of two different tints of pink.

Quilled lotus, detail

I created the leaves by painting with watercolors on a special watercolor paper and cutting them out afterwards. The veins were embossed and then painted over with white wax pastel before the coloring. I mounted the leaves at some distance above the base to add some dimension to the composition. The background was created by monotyping with green and blue tints.

Quilled frog

Some time later I added a small quilled frog onto one of the leaves, but didn't have an opportunity to photograph the entire picture again. Size of the finished work is 9x9 inches (23x23cm), it is framed in a white shadowbox.

32 comments:

Ольгусёнок said...

Изумительно! Цветочек необыкновенно красивый! Как впрочем и вся композиция!

Priyanka said...

fantastical fantabulously fantastical

Regina said...

Absolutely amazing!!!!
Regina

Lizon said...

Как красиво! Цветок просто ажурно-воздушный И листья тоже замечательно получились!

Asma' Ahmad said...

ina, the lotus flower really looks like floating on water. really makes my eyes feel calm =)

Ann Martin said...

How beautiful! Love the way you did the leaves - how creative. At first I thought they must have been cut from patterned paper, that's how realistic they are. Cute tiny frog too.

swapna said...

beautifull

Manasa said...

So gorgeous Inna :)Just love the lotus and esp the lotus center !!!

kavitha said...

amazing:))))

Karuna said...

So gorgeous. I loved the lotus leaves. Looks absolutely realistic!

Ira said...

WOW, JUST WOW! What a great great job you did on this flower, it looks soooo pretty!

Katie said...

Stunning :D x

WhiteRacoon said...

Живьем лотус никогда не видела, так что похоже или нет - не знаю %) Но красиво.
Больше хочется похвалить листики: очень натуральные, с прожилками, изгибами и дырочками. Они плоские и тени и изгибы только красками сделаны ведь, да?

Nati said...

each time I visit your blog, I surprise myself with beautiful artworks , this is pretty amazing, I loved!

Philippa said...

Brilliant - and I love the frog!

Fairy Cardmaker said...

Oh, it looks so beautiful and delicate - I think you should name this piece "Fragility with Grace". The frog is darling too of course!

Счастливый Дом said...

Инна, прекрасная, воздушная работа! Я так и не увлеклась в серьезную квиллингом, но появилось другое увлечение - торты из мастики, вот туда хочу перенести квиллинг, попробовать сделать подобные сладкие украшения. Обязательно воспользуюсь вашими идеями, спасибо!
Алима

Yone said...

The Flower is gorgeous and the quilled frog is cute !
Hugs, Yone

Regina said...

Inna!!

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Hugs
Regina

Magia da Inês said...

♥♥ Olá, amiga!
Passei para uma visitinha...
Que lindo!
Que delicadeza!...
Que fofura!... amei!!!♥♥
Boa semana!...
com tudo de bom!!!♥
Beijinhos.
Itabira♥
♥♥♥ Brasil

Shelly said...

Absolutely fantastic! Beyond just beautiful, really. What a fantastic idea, great for the shadow box, gorgeous colors, beautiful techniques. You have outdone yourself!

Rose Ragai said...

Love to see your creativity. Add you in my blog list.

Cheers!
Rose Ragai
http://rosesdailyjournal.blogspot.com

irgri said...

живой цветок.. необыкновенно..

Scrappinkdally said...

It's beautiful!!! I love it all your creations!! Many blessings!!!

Anonymous said...

Инна, сказать, что мне понравилась работа - ничего не сказать! Особенно мне нравится все мелочи, которые Вам удается отразить, что делает работу неповторимой, живой. Светлана (ученик мастера)

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

Thank you all so much for such a wonderful comments! As always, most of encouragement comes from my readers!

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

Девочки, всем огромное спасибо за ваши теплые слова, мне очень приятно.

Алёна, листочки, как ты правильно заметила, плоские, полностью нарисованные красками.

Алима, удачи, жду сладкий квиллинг ;)

BIKY said...

amazing !!

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

Thank you BIKY so much!

Anonymous said...

fabulous... so Inspirational♥

dilni said...

inna ur creations r very beautiful

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

Thanks a lot, Dilni!