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Saturday, June 1, 2013

New Quilling Technique Tutorial - Mold Quilled Petal Lilly

As promised a tutorial on quilling 3D flowers using mold quilled petals. It is not as hard as it looks!!  All the flowers in Filigree Flowers on Trellis and Lilly White were made using this method.

 This method is just an extension of mold quilling which tutorial I have posted  here.

What You Will Need

A plastic or any non stick curved surface such as a spoon, a ball or a cylindrical object placed in a manner that it will not roll away. I use a plastic spoon or the rounded head of my massager!!


Make 20 marquees for each petal using 2 or 2.5" 3mm strips. You will need 100 marquee for each flower with 5 petals.

Now you are going to make the petals on the mold or curved surface as shown above as follows:

R 1   3 marquee                R4  4
R2   4                                R5  3 
R3   5                                R6   1     where R is for row.

Glue each marquee onto the adjacent marquee and do not apply glue to the top or bottom surfaces. Start with 3 for the bottom row and then for the next row, glue the marquee by fitting it into the spaces first like building a wall and then outside making sure you apply glue, only to the portion you are gluing at that time ( i.e the sides of the  bottom half of each marquee) . Continue using the above grid.
Once completed you will get a petal as shown in the pic, molded to the curvature of the surface used as shown below. The steeper the curvature the more time you will have to spend ensuring it is stuck properly.

Make all the petals and allow them to dry well. Meanwhile, cut small circles of 1/2'' diameter. Then make 6 slits to about 2/3 the way to the center. This will give you 5 petals.

Now place the slit circles on rubberized foam or on the underside of your mouse pad ( semi soft surface) and with the rounded end of your quilling tool rub it repeatedly in a clockwise motion till the circle cups in . Then take each petal (you will have 5 if you made 6 slits) and rub the underside of the outer edge of each petal till they curl out like flowers as shown in the pic below. ( the paper curls in towards the surface you are rubbing). Each petal would have opened out if done correctly.
Now if you want your flower to be firm, glue the sides of the petals together up to half way up. Leaving the opened out section unglued gives you the option of shaping the flowers later.

Now glue each molded petal to the paper petals as shown above and allow it to dry. When gluing always allow the glue to become sticky before you bring any two surfaces together.

Once dried well you can shape the flower as desired using the paper center. If desired make stamens and glue it onto the paper center.


  1. Thanks for this awesome tutorial Christine. Lovely!

  2. so beautiful all your work is beautiful!
    Greetings Baukje

  3. Wonderful tutorial Christine ! You have explained it so clearly with length of strips and no petals, its very helpful as it gives idea of exact dimension of the petals and flowers which may not be clear from pictures. Thanks for sharing !

  4. You make it all look so straight forward and simple. In realality it must take you ages to produce one of these gorgeous flowers. Totally in awe of your unique ability. Hugs Mrs a.

  5. thanks for the tutorial Chris :)

  6. Christine
    This is totally awesome; actually it is breathtaking.

  7. Hey Chris! I have no idea how I've missed this post from you. I love this type of petals, the curvature makes them look soft and real. I tried something similar when I made the leaves for my yellow dahlia, but I shaped them in my palm. I wish I'd knew about this technique back when I created my flowers!
    Thank you for sharing, it's never too late to learn something new!


  8. thanks for the tutorial. love it!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing

    Pretty flowers

  10. Super work Ma'am ...quilling at its bestest best:)..feel really honoured to be followed by such a great following you too :)

  11. Beautiful!!
    Love your crafts and your blog!
    Regards :)

    Check out my blog, I hope you like it :

  12. Your works are sooooo inspiring, and your tutorials are very clear and straight-forward; all dimensions specified! I am new t paper quilling, but I learned a lot from your blogs. Many thanks...

  13. Thank you for such a nice post... loved your site.

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