Fire Flower Quilled Box

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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 Prior Projects:

‘Mardi Gras Mask’

‘Rolling Stones Logo’

‘Quilled Purple Swirls’

‘Black and White Quilled Spiral’

‘Paper Quilling on a Wooden Box’

‘Purple and Silver Quilled Heart Frame’

‘Quilled Supernova’

‘MST3K Quilled Servo’  ‘MST3K Quilled Crow’

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