Quilled Clematis with Purple Flowers on a White Picket Fence.
The project that I want to share with you today is a quilled clematis with purple flowers on a white picket fence. I started working on it last week, but because I had a few custom orders pending, I only managed to finish it yesterday evening.
It was hard to decide what variety of clematis to quill because their flowers come in so many beautiful colors and shapes. I probably spent an entire day looking at pictures and only after I pulled on my desk all the purple/pink papers that I have, I decided to go for this gorgeous, rich purple shade.
The total size quilled painting is 23cm * 23cm. The diameter of one flower is approx. 7cm. I used 2 tones of purple with the lighter shade in the middle to mimic a real petal vein. I made a whopping 25 paper leaves, but ended up using “only” 21 of them. The buds were a little bit tricky and I don’t know how good I managed to make them resemble the real ones, which are long and very thin.
Usually, when I have to make branches with leaves and flowers, I can never get it precisely from the first try. I arrange the leaves, add the flowers, but I always feel like one of them is not in the right place and I end up tearing everything apart and start all over again. For some reason though, this was the very first time when I didn’t have this problem anymore. It could be because the design is fairly simple, but nonetheless, I am happy that this time I skipped that dreaded step!
As for the background, I wanted to make a white picket fence. I hand cut each element and then painted the cardboard with acrylics. The last layer was applied with a sponge in order to achieve a washout effect.
I hope you liked my quilled clematis flowers! Thank you for your visit!