Friday, September 9, 2011

Royal Flower

I am in love with this new project!  It brings quilling to a higher level of intricacy and artistry.
This is based on a video on how to make a "Royal Flower" using the husking technique.

Here's a chronicle of my attempts:
To make the outside husk, wrap a 12" long quilling paper around a ruler.
To make the inside of the flower, wrap the quilling paper (use one 24" long strip)
once around the ruler to make the central loop.  Dab a bit of glue at the bottom of the loop.
Then use alternate side looping to make the rest of the loops.

Alternate side looping - Make a loop, add a dab of glue at the bottom,
and then make a loop to the left side of the first loop.
Then make a loop to the right side.
Repeat the process until there are 7 - 8 loops.
 It is a good idea to slightly decrease the height of the loops
as you go farther from the center loop.
Rip off the excess quilling paper.

With the quilling tool, grab the inside part of the loop.

Quill each loop towards the center

Apply a bit of glue to the bottom of the inside flower,
then insert into the husk

Voila!  Royal flowers!

Thank you, Amna al Fardh from the United Arab Emirates!


  1. Very nice and something different that I'm always looking for

  2. thanks for sharing veryyy nice

  3. Thank you - it's appeared so simply if you know how... :)))

  4. Thank you, lovely tutorial! Also, I found the double paper harder to curl on the inner curls (I'm a beginner, so it tends to warp in on itself!), so I just snipped the ends so it's only single papers... found it looked better (and uses less paper!)

  5. your tutorial is easy to follow, thanks!

  6. they're so beautiful i can't find my words

  7. Thank for this wonderful tutorial for a beautiful flower! It is new to me and I look forward to trying it. :)

  8. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful tutorial..I want to try this for sure...

  9. Espléndido tutorial y hermoso resultado..... gracias por compartirlo...!
    Un gran abrazo....y muchas bendiciones.....!

  10. Hy This is amazing tutorial i am finding from last 2 weeks finally i got it on your blog thanks for sharing this great tutorial.

  11. Love!! Thanks for teaching us! Trying it during my son's nap.

  12. this is great!!! vry beautiful...thnks for sharing it!

  13. Great thanks i'll definitely try n post my flowers

  14. Lovely, very clear instrucciones. I'll try it today

  15. Thanks a million. Lovely design, easy directions, can't wait to try it ☺