For my mom's birthday this year, I wanted to quill her something really beautiful. The original plan was to be a garden of flowers :) ( I do have that thought still running in my head, I just may have a garden of quilled flowers hanging on my wall someday :) ) I did keep the core of the plan which was to create as many types of flowers as I could and given that my mom loves yellow , the color theme was yellow. I did add some blues to it, to bring out the yellow and it does look like the blues made the whole piece brighter.
I did do a lot of scourging the net, searching for all sorts of quilled flower tutorials. It is amazing the number of super talented people out there making such beautiful creations :) And all with just paper. Who would have thought !
Thank you guys, you made it possible . And a real big thanks to the internet and Google which is the only reason I chanced upon this art form of quilling that fascinates me endlessly :)
So , I ended up making the 'Royal' Flower, the Malaysian Flower, Fringed Flowers, Crimped Flowers, Bell Flowers, little Loop Flowers, little Heart bunched Flowers, a Zinnia (or something close to it :D) , a Vortex Flower, a double-shaded half flower and finally Roses :) I have been meaning to do roses for so long and never found the right way to do, until i stumbled upon Inna's tutorial (who by the way has made like tons of amazing flowers)
THE MALAYSIAN FLOWER - BLUE AND YELLOW
FRINGED FLOWER AND SOME SORT OF LOOPY FLOWERS ;)
I wondered how to place all the flowers together on a empty canvas and I didn't really get it right.
My mom's name is Santha (that translates to Peace in English) , and the bell flowers sat so well on a curve, so I decided to go with a monogram of paper flowers :)
And then on, it was placing flower by flower along the curve.
And voila, we have a quilled monogram for S with 12 types of flowers ! Yayyyyyyy
Happy Birthday Ma ! Here's to flowers that will never fade !