Friday, June 28, 2013
Quilled Picture - Leaves & Berries
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, 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.