I am finally posting the quilled cherries tutorial I promised awhile ago! I have to apologize it took me so long, I managed to finish the project last week, but I didn’t have the time to also prepare the photos and the text for the mini class. The weather also didn’t help very much, it’s been very cloudy for the past days and it still is.
Quilled Cherries Tutorial
For each cherry you will need 6 paper strips, 160gsm, 1.5mm wide. Glue them 3 by 3 and you will end up with 2 long strips, each measuring approx. 90cm. Roll them into tight coils and using the mini mold, shape them into domes. You could probably use other spherical objects that you have laying around the house. What I used to do before I received my Mini Mold, was to try and make a dome using my fingers, coat it with glue to become stiff and then use it as a mold to help me shape other domes.
Carefully coat the inside of the domes with glue using a soft brush.
Let them dry and meanwhile, make the stems from wire wrapped in crepe paper. Make a little loop at one end and add adhesive to secure it in place.
After it’s completely dried, glue the 2 cherry halves together. You can leave them as they are or paint them with a layer of varnish for the extra gloss that real cherries have.
I used these cherries to make a tree branch filled with fruits and leaves. I used 3 tones of red for the cherries to make them look more natural, but after I coated them with varnish, only 2 shades remained distinguishable. The inside size of the frame is 18cm * 24cm. The quilled cherries are approx 1.5cm in diameter. I also added a little bee similar to the one I made for my jasmine flowers.
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