I would like to share with you my latest project: quilled sunflowers in a vase.
I posted a sneak peek photo on my Facebook Page a few days ago, so here it is now, all done :). I initially made the sunflowers for a framed flower arrangement, but they ended up pretty big, so I decided to turn them into a freestanding project.
For the petals I used plain orange xerox paper (80gsm) and for the flower center 120gsm black and brown paper. The stems are made of green floral wire, wrapped in duplex paper. I used 3 wires for 1 stem to make it thick enough for a sunflower. The diameter of the largest flower is aprox. 6.5cm and the entire ensemble is 14cm tall.
Few more close-up photos:
Thank you for your visit!
I loved it!
They are wonderful, Manu – so, so real! I also love them!
Thank you, dear Maria! Hugs back!
gorgeous flowers !!!!
Thank you, Paula! Glad you like them!
wow, this truly amazing!
Thank you, Helen!
they are lovely! very cheerful and sunny!
Thank you, Lulu!
What stunning sunfowers – they so remind me of hot summery days – wish I had your amazing talent
Thank you so much, Bea!
Thank you, Teddie!
Foarte frumoase florile, Manuela!!!
Multumesc mult, Mihaela!
superb!multa indemanare si fantezie..
Multumesc mult! 🙂
Simply superb, Manu!!!
Thank you, Sathya!
Iti multumesc, Ramona! Te mai astept in vizita!
The sunflowers looks awesom 🙂
Thank you, dear Annie!
Wow! so lovely!!!
Thank you, Soraya!
Thank you! 🙂
You are a very bright person!
Thank you, Sandra! 😀
Wooo …the flowers look sooo real… I always love your work.
Thank you very much, Prachi!
Hi Manu! Lovely flowers. I had a question – how do you put all the prts together? i mean, after creating the quilled petals, how do you stick them together to make a 3-d flower? can you please illustrate?
Thank you, Soniya!
Your work is so inspirational. I saw this and decided to do paper quilling for my next art project. Thank you and have fun!
I may have to ask some questions as this is new to me, so I could post them here? Thanks so much!
this is Gorgeous!!!!
Hi Manuela, great work!! Can you tell us how did you make the center of this sunflower, its hard to understand from the picture.
Hi Sonu! The center is a fringed flower. Hope it helps!