Quilled Daisies and Rose Hip

Quilled Daisies and Rose Hip with a Bee.

I kept waiting for a sunny day so I can take a few photos of my latest project and apparently today was my lucky day. Nothing new, just some old ideas in a new presentation: quilled daisies and rose hip arranged in a semicircle.

Quilled Daisies and Rose Hip with a Bee

Quilled Daisies and Rose Hip with a Bee

The diameter of one daisy is 4cm and the outer diameter of the semicircle is approximately 17 cm. The entire composition is glued to a 23cm * 23cm panel. I’ve painted the background with acrylics and I will frame the arrangement in a 25cm * 25cm shadowbox frame. Continue reading →

Summer Wreath with Quilled Strawberries and Bees

Summer Wreath with Quilled Strawberries and Bees.

Boy, it’s been ages since my last post! Not to make excuses for myself, but these past months I’ve been busy and mostly stressed out by the entire process of moving to another country. I simply didn’t have any energy left to update my blog, even if I’ve been constantly plagued by feelings of guilt and remorse. But lets not dwell on the past and instead concentrate on the present moment! I’m in Belgium for 3 days now and everything feels new and unfamiliar. So many things to discover and learn, I welcome this adventure with arms wide open!

This small summer wreath with quilled strawberries and bees is the last commission I worked on before leaving Romania. It took me 2 days to make the flowers, leaves and strawberries, stem them and then work on the tiny bees. It took me almost another day to arrange them in a wreath, paint the dots on the fruits and the background. I am proud of myself for completing this project so fast.

Quilled Strawberries and Bees - Side View

Quilled Strawberries and Bees – Side View

The size of the wreath is approximately 16cm in diameter and it fits into a 25*25 cm shadowbox frame. Continue reading →

Quilled Poppies, Wheat and Strawberries and My New Etsy Shop

Quilled Poppies, Wheat and Strawberries (Summer in a Frame) and My New Etsy Shop.

This project came to life due to a wonderful Facebook event, called the Artchain. For 5 days I had to share old projects and this gave me the opportunity to revisit works which I made for my blog back in 2011. “Gifts of Summer” was created for the Homyachock Challenge Blog when I was invited by their quilling team to be a guest designer. I must confess that back in those days I was pretty proud of that little piece, but now I couldn’t help thinking how I would bring the same idea to life in 2015. So here is my interpretation of it now:

Quilled Poppies, Wheat and Strawberries - Summer in a Frame

Quilled Poppies, Wheat and Strawberries – Summer in a Frame

All the flowers and the strawberries are made with 1mm wide paper strips. It was a little bit tricky to bend the petals of the poppies to make them look more natural, but after 2 days of trying different techniques, I finally managed to get the look I wanted. Continue reading →

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