Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quilled Flowers

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 :-)



Artist Mommy said...

Beautiful! I love the vibrant colors!

Lisa Mala6 said...

Love the colors. I'll have to find Clare's book. Great job your Aunt will love it.

Molly Smith said...

Thank you ladies! After looking at this a week later, I decided it was very plain. With limited supplies, I am working on something a bit more frilly :) thanks for taking the time to post! hugs xo