Back to the Basics I – Quilled Little Yellow Flowers

Whenever I’m working on a large project (read large as in time consuming, because size has nothing to do with how much time I invest in a project), I like to take little breaks. And because I don’t want to stay away from quilling, I started a series of 12/12cm pictures, which I named ‘Back to the Basics’. Simple designs, basic quilling shapes, experiments with different colors.

So here is the first one ‘Quilled Little Yellow Flowers’:

A bright quilled painting with bold colors on a white background. It all started with some tight coils, so there you have it, your basic shape for this project!

I’ve always liked Claire‘s handmade ‘canvas’, so I decided to give it a go and see how they would work. And I’m loving them! Here you have a nice tutorial if you want to try them, too.

Β I am planning on making many of these 12/12 canvas and then put them together in a collage of pretty colors and flowers.

Β For the flowers and the leaves I used 80g/sm sheets of paper, hand cut into 2mm paper strips. The canvas was made of 160g/sm cardboard.

Until next time, happy quilling!



  1. avatar
    Pritesh says:

    SO true Manu! I think I am all inspired to get back there too! It’s fun to do simple projects πŸ™‚ SUch a pretty design anyway, I don’t think you ever make anything basic! This speaks of exquisiteness πŸ™‚

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    Terezia says:

    Buna Manu,

    Toate lucrarile tale sunt minunate si cred ca toate lumea are ce invata din tutorialele tale. As vrea sa te intreb ce material folosesti pentru canvas, in afara de carton. In tutorial sunt suprapuse trei placi si as vrea sa stiu ce material este. Iti multumesc mult.


    • avatar
      ManuK says:

      Buna Terezia,

      Iti multumesc frumos! Placile se mai numesc si “foamboard” (nu stiu daca exista un termen in romana pentru ele). Practic este vorba despre un strat de spuma poliuretanica acoperit pe ambele parti de cate un carton lucios. Nu stiu nici eu mai multe informatii, dar sper sa te ajute!

      Happy Quilling!

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    akku23 says:

    hey nice flower… seems so beautiful that I m also eager to learn quilling..but don’t from where to start.plzz do some articles for the very beginners.

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