Tea Time! – Quilled Cherry Blossom Branch

Hello Everybody!

Today I want to share with you a beautiful quilled cherry blossom branch. This is not the final look, because it will eventually end up in a frame, behind a glass, but I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures to show off. I wanted to give it a Japanese /Asian feel, so I placed the branch in a pretty white porcelain tea pot and then I put the pot on a bamboo tray. I don’t know if it worked as planed, but here it is:

 This idea came to life (or should I say… began to bloom :) ) earlier this spring, one day as I was being surrounded by trees in full bloom, dazed by their sweet perfume. I had a handful of pink petals from an older project of mine, so I made more of them and then I created the flowers. Unfortunately, after the not-so-good experience with the quilled forget-me-not flowers, I tried to find an easier way to assembly a 3D project.  So, I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to my 0.34mm (yes… 0.34mm exactly!) wire and my trusty hot glue gun. Couldn’t have finished without you, guys! Haha!

 For the flowers, I used 160g/sm paper, hand cut into 1mm paper strips and for the fringed center 120g/sm paper. The tea pot is just 9 cm tall and the whole ensemble is 18cm tall.

 

Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, ‘Happy Quilling!’

Manuela

 P.S. I’m really happy to announce that my quilled Mice Family has won me the ‘Homopomrachitelno’ (dare I translate this as ‘hamsterific’…?) award in the Homyachok Challenge #7 – Animals! Thank you!!!

33 comments

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    Khushboo says:

    are you frickin’ kidding me… 1 mm strips are so thin.. no wonder your projects come out gorgeous.. This looks perfect and the cherry blossoms look original and not made out of paper.. Love the way you have assembled them.. Super work.. :-)

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      ManuK says:

      Thank you so much, Khush! Really happy to see you back visiting my blog! No kidding haha! Practice is the key, Khush, you eventually get used with the teeny-weeny paper strips :)

      Hugs!

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