Paper Quilling Peony Wall Art with Hydrangea Flowers – Floral Tile
A new floral tile with Japanese form peony and hydrangea flowers. For this project with paper quilling peony, I decided to experiment a bit with brighter colours. At the beginning, I was very sceptical about these vivid orange shades. They are completely out of my comfort zone and I went back and forth whether to use them or not.
I did not want the orange hydrangea flowers to be the focal point of this artwork. The solution was to tone them down a little bit by pairing them with muted colours. Hence my choice for the white peony and the grey leaves.
To make sure the finished piece will be in the shape of a square, I like to use a little cardboard box and arrange the leaves and flowers inside it. I usually start by positioning the larger element first – in this case the Japanese peony. After that, I just work around it trying to fill up all the empty spaces.
Once I am happy with the outcome, I transfer all the pieces on a square cardboard.
The size of the floral tile is 12cm x 12cm (approximately 4 3/4” x 4 3/4”). The panel on which is mounted is 23cm x 23cm (9” x 9”). I set the whole floral arrangement in a white shadowbox frame, measuring 20 x 15 x 3.5 cm (8” x 6” x 1 3/8”). A sheet of organic glass encloses the frame to protect the flowers from dust.
Some more floral tiles you can find on my blog:
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