|New Quilling Technique Butterfly-Wing Leaf|
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
New Quilling Technique Tutorial - Butterfly-Wing Leaf
This quilling tutorial is for a butterfly -wing leaf I created for the Floral Cascade Flower Frame which was quilled by using a combination of husking and multi strip technique. However pins and cork board are not required as this is a free hand husking method.
The variation in this technique is that loops will alternate between short and long loops to achieve the butterfly –wing appearance. Please try to visualize the process by looking at the pictures before you read the instructions as it can be confusing for those who do not understand what you have to do.
Take two 3mm strips of the same green and score the side with your thumb-nail to curl the strips and glue them together.
Now make a loop upwards with both strips and hold it between the thumb and forefinger as shown on the left picture above, then pull the inner strip down to create a shorter loop with your other hand while still holding the loop between thumb and forefinger as shown in the right picture, . (Loosen your grip when you pull with the other hand to allow the inner strip to slide down).
Now glue the strips together at the bottom and loop it around the bottom to the right, a little shorter than the first loop you created (mid loop) and pull the inner strip to create a shorter one as before.
Glue the strips at the bottom and once again repeat the process to create a shorter loop to the left as shown above .
Now create two more loops to the right and the left which is longer than the short loops but shorter than the mid loop as shown above. (This is in order to get the tapering shape of the leaf). Glue all the loops by using just a tad of glue at the bottom.
If you have strips left use it to encircle the leaf or use a new strip to encircle the leaf. Make sure you get the shape you require and do not tighten too much. Glue it after encircling the required number of times. Glue the side loops slightly to the encircling strip to make them firm.
Shape the leaf by pinching the top if required.
Lo and behold , a butterfly wing like leaf that can be used as petals and butterfly wings !!