Even though for the past few weeks the temperatures have not exceeded 5 degrees Celsius, on my work desk it surely felt like it’s still summer! And how could it not, when I was surrounded by pretty quilled sunflowers!
I initially quilled 2 different types of sunflowers and if you follow my Facebook page – Quilling by ManuK, you’ll recognize these pictures because I already posted them there. For my current project, I went with the bright yellow, almost orange one:
The inside of the frame measures 17cm * 23cm, and the total size is 20.5cm * 26.5cm. For the petals I used 80gsm dark yellow paper and for the center, 120gms brown and black paper. The diameter of the largest quilled sunflower is approx. 5cm. I spent more time working on the leaves than I did quilling the flowers. I wanted to use crepe paper to give the leaves a little bit of texture, but I didn’t like the fact that they turned out too soft. So, I made them like my regular leaves, by adhering 2 layers of 120gsm paper and then gluing the crepe paper on top of them.
In the original design, the quilled sunflowers were placed inside a water can. But, because I had to shrink it a little bit to make it fit inside the frame, I had to rethink it and went for a water pitcher. That too didn’t fit in properly, so I was left with this vase or bucket, whatever you like to call it. Honestly, who lets the frame dictate the size of their project?! This situation is getting ridiculous, I hope I will soon find more frames in different sizes at an affordable price!
P.S. I played a little bit with my blog these past few days and I added a search button in the top right corner and new comment form. Now you can easily comment using your Facebook, Google, WordPress.com or Twitter account, or by typing in your email address, nickname and website. Do let me know what you think about it, I, for once, am happy for the first time with the comment section on my blog! Weee! 😀
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