A Touch of Spring - Quilled Daffodils
Friday, February 20, 2015
We have a few daffodils in bloom in our garden already and there are lots more with full buds on them, ready to burst! So in anticipation of this sunny display I made some quilled daffodils. I needed a birthday card anyway so this is the result!
I quilled all the flowers first, I had made the facing daffodils before but I had to come up with something new for the side facing daffodils, just for a bit of variety. All the shapes are pretty easy, loose coils were shaped into eye shapes for the petals and a coil for the centre shaped into a cup for the centre, I usually seal the inside with clear drying glue to prevent any movement. The same shapes were used for the side facing daffodils but I used a heart shape (teardrop shape with the rounded end pressed inwards in the middle with your nail) for the trumpet. The foliage is a mix of two shades of green, mainly wheatear shapes, but I also added some spirals and each stem is just a single strip glued on it's side.
I wanted to keep the background fresh, so I added some watercolour paint to the top of my card and blended it downwards. I also added some fun hand lettering, sketched lightly in pencil first then painted over with watercolours. It turned out pretty cute!
I decided to layer and overlap the flowers in the layout, it looked more natural, as if you were looking at them in your garden or in a field on a fresh spring day!
I hope spring is starting to appear wherever you are in the world, it's my favourite time of year! I love the anticipation of what is to come. That's all for now, thanks for dropping by today! : )