This box was my first attempt at this type of 3D project. It is constructed of two colors of metallic vellum paper. It measures 2-inches tall and 3-inches in diameter.
Two weeks ago I was stuck and had no idea what project I was going to do next. I spent my quilling time the prior day cleaning and organizing my paper. I was thinking about doing a 3D project, maybe a bowl as that seemed the most basic for a beginner project.
I came home Friday night, opened my art closet and thought about what I was going to do next. My eye caught on the wooden boxes I use in quilling projects and instantly knew I had to do a round red and black box. I looked through my colors and decided on Metallic Vellum in Black Ore and Lava.
I still had no idea what this project was going to look like so I started cutting strips. The first piece I made for this project was the center of the fire flower in the base. I created this look when playing with the multi-strip swirls in prior projects. I made the center and then created curved tear drop pieces for the flower petals. At that point I still did not know what the rest of the base, sides or top was going to look like.
I moved on to create the sides. I started by building the base of black ore strips for stability. Next I played around with black ore and red lava sides. Ultimately, I went with lava sides and three black ore fire flower centers staggered throughout the piece.
After the sides were finished I went back to the base and decided to fill in the area between the flower and the sides with black ore pieces.
Finally, I moved to the lid of the piece. I started with a red lava center and then used black ore for the filler. Randomly throughout the top I placed fire flower buds made of red lava paper. I capped the lid with a domed black ore piece. Then, for stability, I used clear coat sealer on the bottom of the base and the underside of the lid.
This was my first 3D creation outside of the MST3K figures I made last year. I really like how it turned out and am excited to try another similar project.
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