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.

August 17, 2010

Baby girl simple quilled card

It's a girl greeting card

I created this simple quilled card for our neighbors' new baby girl, who was born a couple of weeks ago. I immediately decided that it should feature a baby cradle, but some other element, preferably a toy, was still missing. My husband suggested a teddy bear, and it seemed exactly what I needed. White card stock was used for the base, tiny pink punch flowers, and 1/8" (3 mm) quilling strips. Size: 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches (11.5 x 10.8 cm).

August 10, 2010

Miniature quilled bouquet

Miniature quilled bouquet

This time I'd like to show a simple piece, which is a tiny bouquet of quilled flowers — roses, daisies and fronds. Stems of the roses were made of pieces of wire wrapped in dark green paper, the same paper was used also for the miniature leaves. For the stem of each daisy I used two pieces of 1/16-inch wide (1.5 mm) paper strips glued together lengthwise. The leaves and fronds were made using narrow 1/16-inch wide strips, too. The vase was easy to make by employing the basic techniques of three-dimensional quilling. I put a small piece of polystyrene foam into the vase so that to thrust the roses into it. Some of the leaves and fronds are attached directly to the vase. Size from the bottom to the top edge of the roses is about 2 1/2 inches (6 cm). In the photo the bouquet is seen compared to a Plumeria flower.

Useful tutorials: How to make fringed flowers (for daisies), and Folded rose tutorial.