Friday, January 13, 2012

Fringed flower mania!







Okay, I  mentioned before that I'm getting into quilling again. I was introduced to it in my childhood and have been taken with it's timeless elegance. One of the elements I used in my post last week on quilling the heart was a fringed flower. In the heart I used daisies. I thought how beautiful a wreath of just fringed flowers in different  shades of pink and red would be! I set to work making tons of these flowers. I thought I'd share with you how they are made.

Now normally I buy quilling paper but the widths I wanted weren't available from the company. They come in widths up to 3/8". I bought scrapbooking paper. 12x12 sheets in various shades of pinks and red and then cut my own strips from 1/2"-1 1/2". 



After cutting the strips I took my scissors and made the fringe. Cutting up to 1/8" from the edge of the paper.

I decided to use some 1/8" black strips as well for centers of some of the flowers.

flowers with a black center have the black paper glued to the end of the pink/red fringed piece.

start by rolling the flower with a slotted quilling tool. You can also just roll these between the fingers but the tool definitely makes this job easier.
start rolling center of flower
Carefully keep rolling as you come to the fringe and place a drop of glue every so often just to help hold the tight roll.

When done rolling the flower add drops of glue and smooth with finger to seal end.

Could not get this to format right please forgive!
As you can see the glue is spread on the end so it will seal and keep the flower nice and tight and ready to adhere to whatever project you want.


The flowers without black centers are made exactly the same. Here's some close ups.





When base is dry simply fan out the fringed petals and you have yourself a beautiful little flower.

I couldn't resist taking some pretty shots of them. Hope you enjoy! When I assemble the wreath I'll give a tutorial on that as well.


Until next time Dear Reader,

Chatty Cathy







2 comments:

  1. Wow. These are beautiful! I pinned you! Can hardly wait to see your wreath!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for the wonderful photos. I was trying to explain to a friend how to make these and your pictures helped me explain.

    ReplyDelete