Lilac flowers and butterfly, framed paper quilling
This quilling picture was a present for my mom's birthday a few months back. I had been planning to create a picture that would feature lilac flowers for a long time, and even started making a stock of them — you need a lot for a project like this. Eventually I had a chance to complete this project. I love lilacs very much, they are so beautiful, and the scent is lovely. Unfortunately, lilacs don't grow in Israel.
Lilac flowers usually have four petals each (called a four-lobed corolla) and make up panicles. For this picture I built each flower out of four "teardrop" elements, made of paper strips about 6" (15 cm) long and 1/16" (1.5-2 mm) wide. The flowers were mounted on translucent RTV silicone to make the panicles look dimensional. For each of the light-colored panicles I used two close tints of lilac, while for each of the dark-colored ones — three tints. In total, I had quilling papers of seven tints of lilac at my disposal. The leaves are heart-shaped, they consist of "eyes" and "crescents" (or "half moons"), made of paper strips approximately 12" long (30 cm) and 1/16" wide (1.5 mm), in three tints of green. I would like to thank my friend Yulia who sent me lilac and green quilling strips as a gift.
Among the insects who feed on lilac's nectar are Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) butterflies. They are so bright and beautiful, that it was this species I decided to make for my quilling picture. For the wings of the butterfly I used narrow 1/16"-wide strips (1.5 mm), for the body — regular 1/8"-wide strips (3 mm). When I need narrow strips for my work, I usually cut the popular 1/8"-wide (3 mm) strips lengthwise with scissors. For the background I used watercolor paper slightly tinted using dry pastels. Finished work is framed in a deep white frame 9 by 9 inches (23x23 cm).
Просто супер! Все такие ровненькие, такие нежные, прям пахнут!!! И вот смотрю, даже на темных кистях акценты цветовые есть - очень естественно выглядят.
Бабочка вообще выше всяких похвал, очень точная и очень детальная!
Ты большая, большая молодец!!! Супер!
Девочки, спасибо большое за теплые слова! Мне очень приятно!
Алёна, спасибо большое, я свою тоже очень долго делала, ок. 7 месяцев, так что может ты свою еще соберешь :)
Ever since I stumbled on your blog I've been fascinated by your artwork. I was absolutely new to quilling. Thanks to your detailed instructions and with the help of some beginner books from my library and youtube, I started quilling and completed a couple projects. Thank you sooo much for your tutorials - I looooove your double fringed flowers. As my next project, I might try one of the butterflies you did. I'm a big fan of your work, like several other people. Please do keep posting your projects and inspiring other crafters & artists. Thanks so much!
I'm so inspired looking at your creative artwork! For that, I really thank you, and now, I'm inspired to start quilling by myself. I've bought the tools needed, and I cant wait to start quilling, be creative as much as you are. Thank you so much dear! Hopefully, I can quill as much as I can, to fill up my free time. May God bless you! (^_^)
You're such an inspiration!
thank you for your kind comment!
Хотя, мой квиллинг начинался именно там, училась у Вас.
И вот теперь снова нашла, где Вы обитаете. И просто поражена! Если тогда Ваши работы восхищали, то теперь у меня просто слов нет! Предел совершенства! Хотя, и казалось тогда, что лучше невозможно)))
I am truly in awe of your intricate work and beautiful colors you use. Thanks for all your tutorials, it helps beginners a lot and inspires us.
The butterfly is a MASTERPIECE!! You will soon be called the Picasso of Quilling!
спасибо большое за комплимент! Рада, что вы снова нашли меня :)
thank you very much for your kind comments!
I love everything about this beautiful picture, Lilacs are my favorite flowers, and they just don't last long enough in nature. By the way the butterfly looks so real.
Лариса, спасибо огромное!
Потрясающие листья, очень, очень все красиво!!!!
Thanks and regards
I'm sure you will find answers to most of your questions in the "Do-It-Yourself Quilling" section on the "Paper Quilling" page.