Floral arrangement: a basket of quilled flowers
I was requested by a friend to create a paper quilling project in the classical style, and came up with this basket of flowers. Frankly, I'm not satisfied with it, maybe because it's not exactly my style of quilling.
I followed instructions from Claire Choi's "The Art of Paper Quilling" to make the purple flowers. The basket was weaved from gilded and beige quilling strips. As I already mentioned, I've been using only hand-cut and sometimes also hand-colored strips. Quilled elements are mounted on a sheet of watercolor paper, some of them using a double-sided adhesive tape to add dimension. Size of the finished work is 9 3/8'' x 12 1/2'' (24x32 cm).
UPDATE: Detailed instructions for the purple flowers and more can be found now on Claire's blog: Fringed Cornflower.
Also, what do you think of Claire's book? I just ordered it, but as you say in your initial book review in April, it's hard to know what to buy when you can't flip through it at the store. Some Amazon reviews loved it, others thought the paper sizes too confusing for a beginner. Your opinion?
Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!
Jeanne, you create such beautiful things and talk about clumsy hands! I can't believe this :)
Sonya, please look at this post. Let me know if it's not sufficient and I'll be happy to explain this in detail in a separate post. BTW, I'm awaiting a package of pre-cut strips :)
Claire's book is good, but more of a "nice to have". I can tell nothing of the paper sizes, since I never follow the instructions exactly as written, sorry. I like this book for tips and inspiration.
For a beginner I would recommend Jane Jenkins' "Quilling: Techniques and Inspiration". I own this book, like it very much and will be reviewing it soon.
Mary, спасибо, я как раз этой работой не довольна - не мой стиль, делала по просьбе знакомой.
again its a wonderful work done by yew. specially i loved your purple flowers. pls tell me how yew hav made these?? plz write a tutorial for making these purple flowers.
I followed the instructions from Claire Choi's "The Art of Paper Quilling" to make the purple flowers. I can't reproduce the instructions, but you can see them on the book cover.
I am not so creative but I adore creativity.