Quilling flower using basic shapes

Once you have mastered the basic techniques of paper quilling, you will have hours of creative fun producing beautiful quilling flowers and create designs and patterns using them. The steps below will show you how easy it is to create your first quilled flower.

Prequisite:
quilling toolsTo get started, you will want to gather a few, very basic quilling tools. Like quilling paper, quilling slotted tool, circle template board, craft glue and tweezers.

Paper quilling technique 1 –> Quilling Flower using loosely closed coils

Roll the quilling strip

Gauge the Size of the Rolls

Secure the ends with glue

Gather similar 5 closed coils

Arrange and glue in this pattern

Finish! You are done with your 1st quilling flower!
How to make closed coils?



Paper quilling technique 2 –> Quilling Flower using tear drops

Roll the quilling strip

Gauge the Size of the Rolls

Make 6 tear drops & 1 tight coil

Arrange and glue in floral pattern

Glue tight coil over the center

Finish! You are done with your 2nd quilling flower!
How to make tear drops?
How to make tight coil?



Paper quilling technique 3 –> Quilling Flower using marquis

Roll the quilling strip

Gauge the Size of the Rolls

Make 8 marquis & 1 tight coil

Glue marquis around tight coil

Finish! You are done with your 3rd quilling flower!
How to make marquis?
How to make tight coil?



Be Creative

You will need a bit of practice before the coils turn out looking perfect. Try to make coils with different shapes and colours. When you have made enough coils, arrange them on a sheet of drawing paper to form a pattern or any design you have in mind. Apply a little glue to the coils to make them stick onto the drawing paper. Let the glue dry before displaying your quilled design.

Below are some designs using above three techniques that we learned:





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**This tutorial was designed and created by Neha Shah of Quilling Galaxy. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.**

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