Back to the Basics III – Quilled White Clover with Tutorial

Hello Everybody!

I am back after a short summer holiday with the 3rd canvas from ‘Back to the basics’ series: quilled white clover.

 I’m really enjoying creating these easy canvases and this time I made a tutorial which might be helpful for beginner quillers.

1. Leaves

Note: For both flowers and leaves, I’ve used 120g/sm paper. All the strips are hand cut from A4 sheets of paper, so the length of 1 strip is aprox. 30cm and  the width 2mm (unless stated otherwise). The size of the canvas is 12/12cm.

Start by making loose coils from 1/2 green paper strip (15cm long) with 10mm diameter. Shape them into teardrops, then glue them 2 by 2. Attach the heart shaped petals to a stem and your clover leaf is done!

 2. Flowers

For the clover flower you will need 1 white paper strip (30cm long) and 1/4 light brown strip (7.5cm long), both 6mm wide. Finely fringe the strips, then glue them together at one end. Roll the fringe into a tight coil using your quilling tool, starting from this end. Open up the flower and you’re done.

 I like to create a 3D effect on all my quilled projects. I managed to achieve this here by arranging the flowers in different angles and then gluing the leaves one on top the others or over the fringed flowers.

 You can vary the size of the flowers and leaves, adding even more depth to your quilled piece. Wishing you many creative ideas!

 

Happy Quilling!

Manuela

42 comments

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      ManuK says:

      Thank you, Smitha, and you’re most welcome!
      I am using small scissors for fringing and a lot of patience 🙂 . Practice is the key!

      Happy Quilling!

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    nidhi says:

    wow very nice work i m also a fan of quilling,plz tell me how have u made the base coz i saw the tutorial but could not understand it properly

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    Teddie Seeley says:

    Very nice tutorial.
    Wild clovers, were one of the first flowers, that I taught my children, that they could taste the nectar from.
    Thank you.
    Teddie

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    varsha says:

    IT WAS NICE LEARNING FROM YOU. HOPE TO LEARN MORE PROJECT. THANK YOU FOR TEACHING THROUGH YOUR TUTORIAL. WANT TO LEARN MORE IN EASY AND SIMLPE WAY.

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    Marius says:

    Excelente lucrarile tale, imi place in mod deosebit cea cu floarea soarelui dar si celelalte. Ma bucur mult sa vad lucruri frumoase si ingrijit lucrate. Felicitari!

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    Divya Deepak says:

    Lovely leaves Manu….if that’s ok with u , I would like to teach this to my students….Kindly lemme know:)….This one & there is another one with light green strips in ur basics tutorial……Loved both of them….will teach them ur permission:)

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