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Friday, June 28, 2013

Quilled Picture - Leaves & Berries

Today, it's quilled berries with an emphasis on the quilled compound leaves, inspired by a pic I took some time back.

I have seen many beautiful leaves, but wanted to try out a compound leaf  with tiny leaflets. I had the option of using leaves like in my tutorial on compound leaf, or my tutorial on looped compound leaf  but I wanted the leaves to be solid for this one, as the emphasis would be on the leaves. So,  I have used beehive quilling to create these leaves.

I prefer to used outline leaves in floral frames for a delicate look or most of the time, for landscapes.

Here, the leaves are made very similar to the compound spiked flower for which I posted a tutorial in my last post. Take a closer look,

As you can see , the sub coils have been glued slanting and facing upwards and I have used a combination of greens and browns. I used beehive as it was much quicker than quilling individual leaves and then gluing them to create each leaf.

As you can see,  a simple variation of a method can give you a very different outcome and  open out so many options. I find the main thing about quilling different themes and designs is to be imaginative and innovative. Another trick is to keep a quilling eye open !! If I like something, I always look at it with the intention of quilling it without repeating the same old technique.

I have made the branches in 3d and mounted them on the backing.  I generally look at similar leaves and try to imitate nature so it looks more natural and real.

The berries are simple pegs with some glued on top of others.

I hope you like this frame as much as I enjoyed quilling it. And thank you all in advance for taking the time to comment. You are my inspiration.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Christine, this looks so Natural and lifelike!! love your placement of leaves and the combination of colors. would make a lovely adornment on any space!!
    Hugs, Suman

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  2. This is a lovely composition of leaves and berries a good technique!

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  3. This is really beautiful, Christine! I agree with the others about the natural look and the leaves, especially the colour combo in the leaves.

    What is that wonderful paper you are using for background?

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  4. Beautiful!
    His work and his creativity always amaze me!

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  5. This is very real Christine ! I loved the leaves a lot..and thanks again for telling us a new method...!

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  6. Wow !!!!! amazing and very real ..

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    1. the leaves in different colors look awesome !!!
      Angelin .

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  7. I would of never known it was bee hive used in this, so realistic, love it !!!
    Paula

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  8. You are always full of ideas Christine! Thank you for sharing with us! And thanks for the support for my new work (coming soon) :)

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  9. Wow! This is very beautiful!

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  10. Very beautiful Chris. The different shades make your work come alive.

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  11. Robisz same wspaniałe prace, jesteś dla mnie mistrzem quillingu :)
    You're doing the same great work, you are my master quillingu :)

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  12. Christine
    What a gorgeous creation. Love the simplicity and brightness of it.
    Myrna

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  13. Am in total awe of the pictures that you produce. This one is gorgeous. Hugs Mrs a.

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  14. you come up with lots of ideas Chris.. love it :) its sooo real :)

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  15. You manage to create something so striking just by using basic, easy quilled shapes! I love it how you always come up with new ideas, Chris!

    Hugs!
    Manu

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