Paper Quilling Summer Flowers – Anemone, Coneflower, Astrantia and Wild Rose
I am delighted to share my latest floral arrangement with paper quilling summer flowers. Accordingly with the warm weather, I began this project with the vibrant hues of a summer garden in mind. For this reason I decided on rich red, yellow and orange shades that are intensified by the bright light of the sun. Also, to bring contrast, I chose the forest green for the leaves to border the colorful garden flowers:
- anemone (Anemone coronaria)
- coneflowers or echinacea
- astrantia or masterwort (Astrantia major “Alba”)
- wild roses (Rosa foetida).
I started with the anemone and the roses and slowly built around them. Although I initially paired them with other flowers, I eventually decided on the echinacea or coneflower and the astrantia. This is actually my first time quilling astrantia. Obviously, I quickly fell in love with this charming, unusual looking flower aptly named after the Latin word “astra” which means star.
A few technical details about this piece:
I use high quality acid-free paper cut into 1 mm wide paper strips to make the delicate petals of the flowers. In order to create lifelike leaves, I like to work with a special type of handmade paper. But, most importantly, I stem each and every flower and leaf with floral wire to create a rich 3D effect. Finally, I set the whole floral arrangement in a white shadowbox frame, measuring 9 3/4” x 9 3/4” x 1 3/4” (25 x 25 x 4.5 cm). A sheet of organic glass encloses the frame to protect the flowers from dust.
More projects with a Summer theme you can read about on my blog:
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Also, this piece, among many others, is available in my Etsy store – Paper to Petal.
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