I finally finished my latest quilling project. I created this for the silent auction for the talent show we're having at work for ArtsMemphis. I will be tickled pink if someone actually bids on this! But if no one does, that's ok too because it means that I get this back. After spending so much time on it, that wouldn't be so bad. But really, I hope someone is willing to pay for this. :)
I first told you about this here. Next I created the tree and limbs by filling out what I had already drawn.
Next, I cut out strips of green paper. Each strip is about 1/8th of an inch.
Then usually the quilling technique, I started making the leaves. This was the most time consuming part of the project.
Finally, I ended up with something like this.
Actually, this is only about half of the total leaves I needed. After I finished making the leaves, I started gluing them around the tree limbs using Modge Podge. Oh, how I love that stuff!
Then I kept on adding!
Until finally it was completely filled in.
Then I added it to a shadow box. All done!
This is my biggest quilling project to date. And I really like it. I already have an idea on what to quill next. But I think I'll take a break from quilling. Our front door really needs a wreath. :)
I'm linking to a few places, including here:
Under the Table and Dreaming
Today's Creative Blog