Dandelions, framed paper quilling
Here's another quilled creation of mine. A new addition to the "Bugs and flowers" series — dandelions. The design is completely original, without the use of a book or something :)
The yellow flowers are simple fringed flowers with a yellow inner and green outer fringe. You can see the complete instructions for making them in my tutorial on making poppies and dandelions (scroll down to Quilled dandelion).
Each stem is made from two 1/8''-wide strips glued together lengthwise. The leafs are simply cut out of a piece of colored paper. The ant and moth were quilled using regular 1/8'' strips.
Figuring out how to make the seed head was a great deal of challenge. I ended up making every single parachute from parchment and gluing it onto a small green semi-sphere.
Size: 16x22cm (6 5/16 x 8 5/8 inches) including the frame, which is made from watercolor paper and hand-colored. The frame is 1.5cm (5/8 inch) wide and 2cm (3/4 inch) deep.
Other projects from this series: