Good day Crafters! We hope you're absolutely loving our brand new Die'sire Quilling Flower Dies.
We thought we'd give you a helping hand and show you how to create really stunning yet simple projects with your new dies. Janine has created a fabulous step by step tutorial for you to follow using your Peony Duo die. An alternative way to create flowers with your dies!
Cocktail Sticks, Kitchen Towel or Cotton Wool, Brown Card, Tea Dye Distressing Ink, Ball Tool, Mat
Tear kitchen towel into pieces and create a small ball shape to start with. If the towel is 2ply, separate some of the layers to make them thinner. Apply glue to the end of the cocktail stick and add ball, add more towel to wrap around the ball and the top of the stick to secure it. Add the glue where necessary to the towel so it’s sticks to itself and the cocktail stick. Mould the towel into a tear drop shape and stop when the size and look is similar to an ear bud, and leave to dry. Optional – When dry add a little distressing ink to the top of the bud to give it colour, and/or colour the cocktail stick using a Spectrum Noir pen.
Die cut a strip of the small petals from brown card. Cut the petals away from the strip leaving a point at the end. If the card has a white core, go around the edge of the petals with a similar coloured pen. Using a ball tool and mat shape the petals into a cup shape, then using your fingers lightly squeeze the sides up – this will help the petals go around the bud more easily.
Apply glue to the base and side of the tissue bud and add the first petal so it’s position is slightly higher than the top of the bud. Add the next petal by slightly overlapping the previous one, make sure you add the glue to the edge of this petal as well as the bud so that everything stick to each other. To finish off the first layer, repeat this process until the bud is covered (I used 4 petals). Mould the petals towards each other to tightly cup the bud. Note - You will need to hold the bud and petals in place until the glue grabs. Make sure you support the bud as you add your petals.
Add the next layer of petals by repeating the same process as in Step 3. Remember to overlap the petal each time until the bud is covered again. Gently squeeze and manipulate the petals around the bud to shape and adhere them. Leave to dry. (I used 9 petals in total, but you can add more or less)
If more layers are wanted simply repeat the steps 2-4.
Step 5: When the bud is dry, simply break off the end of the cocktail stick to the length you need, and add it to your flower display using a strong glue.