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.
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!
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!