This is a two-inch paperweight and I used 1/8" pearlized quilling paper. The glass certainly magnified it to show every single flaw, lol! The sculped paper letters are from one of the alphabets in my book :o) This is a gift for my cousin who is such an inspiration to me.
I was inspired to use these colors from a silk arrangement shown in one of the photos. I love making the tight marquise with center hole shapes introduced to me by Claire Sun-ok Choi in her book. Easy, easy .. and I like how they look. I had no quilling strips where I was staying, so I bought the thick cardstock-like 1/8-inch strips that come in a tube-- from Michaels. UGH! All primary colors and absolutely a pain in the rear to work with.
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The petals are made from 6" strips. The centers are 4" x 1/16" loose coils.
This is a gift for my Aunt Maxine. She loves hummingbirds so I made the one from the background paper 3D. The shadow box frame is a Dollar Tree find :-)