Saturday, June 15, 2013

Tutorial - Dimension addition to quilled flowers

Hello All,

I'm sure most of us have seen quilled flowers that are neatly off the base and look like you could pluck them off the board :) There exist methods to make such "dimension added" flowers. One of the methods is to use silicone (it's not silicon peoples, silicon is blackish blue in colour and very hard) glue. I, as a crafter, find it messy. Even as a researcher, I never found it an easy material to work with. Having cured silicone for almost a year for a research project will keep me away from it for life! :D

A sample of how flowers made using the technique demonstrated below can be used to make a frame:



So, I used a technique I had learnt in class II as a replacement, namely, using a paper cone. Here is a photo tutorial to demonstrate how.........this one goes out specially to Manjit Kaur Bhalla, who asked me for the tutorial :)



















Happy Quilling

Pritesh

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding........:-)

26 comments:

Prashant Health Point said...

very nice tutorial pritesh di.... this technique is very easy as compared to using silicon glue... thanks for posting this..

Anama Lily said...

Great pictorial Pritesh. I just love seeing your hands at work!

Love & Light & PaperSpirals ~ Anama

Sujana said...

am new to blog land, n jus discovered ur blog. i hav been going thru ur tuts for a couple of days n am hooked. hoping to try a few of it atleast.
all ur works are mind blowing.

NĂ¡gela said...

Dear Pritesh,
Excellent tutorial. Sometimes these techniques fall into oblivion. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend!

PMT~ Meg said...

I really like your way of adding dimension, Pritesh! I've always just made a ring by wrapping a narrow quilling strip around a circular object, coating the top of the ring with glue, placing the flower over the circle then pushing it down in the middle.

Nandini said...

Thanx Pritesh, for simplifying this technique so much. I can't wait to try my hand at these now; previously dimensional flowers scared me to bits!

chillin with Quillin said...

nice tutorial, thanks for sharing, always wonder how to get the petals to stand outward!!!
Paula

Avni said...

oh ok! I was thinking that it stays without any support. but, this will give an equal dimension and support. Thank you!

craftingcreatures said...

Simply brilliant Pritesh! Wonderful tutorial too. Cecelia

ILONA W. said...

super:)

snehal watwe welde said...

Beautiful blooms and very clear and fantastic tutorial.Thanks for sharing.

Indira Tanwar said...

I also tried silicone recently and found it very messy. Also it takes so much time to try. The cone idea is superb Pritesh! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Indu Jaisimha said...

Nice tutorial Pritesh...was finding it very difficult to give dimensions to the flowers...

Indu Jaisimha said...

Nice tutorial Pritesh....was trying very hard to keep the petals in the 3d shape...thank u

Indu

K Bhanu said...

Thanks alot for sharing...

Swetha Reddy said...

Very nice tutorial Pritesh. Thanks for sharing.

anandhirajan said...

thanks pritesh for lovely tutorial
anandhi

Achu Viju said...

Beautiful :) Loved it :) Very clear understanding :)

Jack of all Crafts Master of None said...

HI , WOW that's awesome ...but I have a question...how do you make the black center ? thank you Elaine

Soraya said...

thanks for the tutorial Pritesh. Very easy to follow and marvelous results

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing

Christine Thamotheram said...

Your tutorials are always super easy to follow and I love that flower frame. It looks so divine. Thanks for sharing.
http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com
Chris

disha agarwal lohiya said...

Wow.. superb. Ur ideas are so basic but yet we forget the most basic of things.. your work is fantastic. I am new to quillng but after reading your blog I feel I can do it too. And ur info abt making half pearls is just fantabulous. I stay in small tiny district in m.p. and I have to struggle with many basic amentities here. And to find stuff for my crafty passion is next to impossible. But ur ideas are really helpful. Thanks a ton.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Pritesh I too hate silicon glue..found it took too long to dry and was messy! And Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog..felt so good to be back to blogging and have my fav people drop in
Cheers
Dr Sonia

noopur srivastava said...

Lovely way Pritesh.Thanks for this idea.loved it.

AKANKSHA KAPOOR said...

Excellent idea Pritesh. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up. :)