September 26, 2009

Quilled poppies step-by-step, part 3

Quilled poppies, detail

With this post I'm finishing the three-part tutorial on making quilled poppies. If you haven't seen the previous parts, here's the full list:

  1. Instructions for making quilled petals using husking;
  2. How to make the centers using the fringed flower technique and assemble the flowers;
  3. How to make the foliage (husking) and the dandelion flower (fringed flower).

Quilled foliage

Making foliage (husking), step 1

1. Take three 1.5-2'' long green strips — the stems — and glue them together at one end. Place them on a cork board so that they diverge, and secure in place with pins.

Making foliage (husking), step 2 Making foliage (husking), step 3

2. Now you'll need one green and one olive green strips, both 24'' (60cm) in length. Glue the ends of these strips down at the point where the diverging strips meet. Start zigzagging the two strips, fixing them with pins and gluing to the "stem" strips as you go.

Making foliage (husking), step 4

Note: Glue the two strips wherever they touch the stems. In order to do this, first glue down the olive (inner), and then the green (outer) strip.

Making foliage (husking), step 5

3. Cut off excess strips. You're done.

Quilled dandelion

For the dandelion flower you will need a 12''-long (30cm) yellow strip and a 2''-long (5cm) green strip, about 3/8''(1cm) in width both.

Quilled dandelion, step 1

1. Glue the strips together to make a single strip. Cut jags into the green part from its end to the middle, and then a fringe all the way to the other end of the yellow part.

Quilled dandelion, step 2

2. Roll the fringe onto a quilling tool starting from the yellow end.

Quilled dandelion, step 3

3. Bend the jags, but not the fringe, down.

Quilled dandelion, step 4

4. Open up the flower as you would normally do with a fringed flower.

The leaf of the dandelion is paper-cut, I used embossing to add some dimension to it.

Now you need only to choose a background, assemble the composition and mount it. So, add missing stems — three for the poppies and one for the dandelion, arrange the elements as you like, glue everything down. Frame the finished piece. That's it, hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.


Elli said...


zolushka said...

Инночка, спасибо тебе за такие подробные инструкции и качественные фото!
  Работы твои на грани фантастики! Необыкновенно красиво!

МАРЬЯНА said...

Слов нет как красиво!:) Работы Мастера Волшебника!:)
Спасибо, Инна, за красоту и идеи!

Mary said...

Инна, какая ты у нас умница и мастерица! цветы как живые, про одуванчик я вообще молчу! Тебе никогда в голову не приходило выпустить свою книгу? :)

Unknown said...

Огромное спасибо за такой подробный мастер-класс! Жду-не дождусь, когда закончу работу и смогу попытаться повторить его!
Про книгу - поддерживаю! Я бы ее купила однозначно!

Inna D. said...

Огромное всем спасибо! По поводу книги подумаю :)

Breath said...

Замечательный мастер-класс! Все очень наглядно и понятно, огромнейшее спасибо!

Inna D. said...

И вам спасибо за комплимент :)

Ирина said...

Просто чудо! Я присоединяюсь к благодарностям,так все подробно,красиво!

Inna D. said...

Спасибо, Ирина!

Anonymous said...

i so love your work!!!!!! i cant get such tutorials anywhere. please keep up the great work!

Inna D. said...

Thank you, Saumya :)

sneha said...

it looks soooooooooooooooooo cute !!

& i love d way u put the instructions for us simple n clear with pictures so dat we dont get lost n say ..wat to do now
but we will definetly say LETS DO IT NOW !

Inna D. said...

Thank you very much, Sneha!

Anonymous said...

Hey...Its just amazing post...I didn't find such a detail explaination anywhere online.Thanks a ton!!!!Amazing.... Devika

Inna D. said...

Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Hi Inna! I love your amazing works!!!!!!And thank you very much !!Your works help me a lot!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your works so much. Please, continue your tutorials on quilling. They are the most informative and efficient. Thank you for being so helpful and, please, do not stop doing that.
It`ll be a great joy to get a book, written by you. Thanks a lot.

Inna D. said...

Thank you very much!

Unknown said...

Beautiful poppies. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain this!

Inna D. said...

You are welcome, Jani!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful poppies, thank you so much, I love your work will make some for my daughter.

Inna D. said...

You are welcome :)

Edna said...

Inna, thank you so much for taking the time to explain so clearly how to make such lovely items you do a fantastic job. I am inspired to try and copy as you make it look possible for even a novice thanks again Edna

Inna D. said...

Thank you, Edna!

Yumiko Kubo said...

Hello Inna, my name is Yumiko. I'm living in Japan, and I have a 4 year old son. I've made thank you cards for his kingergarten teachers with your beautiful flowers. His class name is dandelion. I've posted the article on my blog.

Thank you so much for your wonderful blog ! I love your work.
PS: My son loves Totoro, too :). Your Totoro is so cute !

Anonymous said...

This is so amazing!!! ......... love the work & the explaination.

Anonymous said...

I never even heard of quilling before but I am hooked now. I used your instructions and pictures and my friends think i am brilliant but it is all you, you make me look good!!! Thanks SO much, i now have a lifetime hobby that is very relaxing!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this Inna! Thanks to your tutorial I was able to create my very first quilled object! A lovely dandelion - you can check it out at Creator's Image.
So thanks again, love your work!


Anonymous said...

Hi Inna

Thank you so much for your tutorials, they are excellent! I'm just starting so the help you give is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you. :0)

Pily Nuñez said...

Magnificent tutorial. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Can I get the PDF for the foliage pattern?

Inna D. said...

No PDF, I just drew it by hand.