Friday, July 27, 2012
Flowers & Twigs - New Quilling Technique Tutorial
How to Make The Petal -New Techniques
Take 2 strips of different colors (paste one end together) or a single strip and paste it round your quilling needle handle to form a ring.
Wrap the rest of the strip round the first circle to make the usual coil, allow to unwind and gum it. once completed it will look like the above.
Take the coil and hold it between your thumb and forefinger on either side and push the top towards the bottom right in the middle with a sharp object or your quilling needle, while pushing the two sides together.
While still pressing the sides together, take a new strip and encircle it around the petal as shown above, and gum it and viola !! you got your petal.
Now for the centre, make a fringed flower by using a 3mm un-fringed strip for the centre and 5mm fringed strip and for the outer black petals, use 7mm , but fringe it wide and have only around 8 to 10 cuts. Use your own color combination.
Stick the petals to the fringed flower slightly angled up. The easiest way is to allow the glue to dry a bit and get sticky before you paste it.