Online Quilling Workshop – Tulips
You will need:
- PVA Glue
- Piece of card
- Green strips in different shades for leaves/stalks
- Tulip strips of the colour(s) of your choice
- A pair of scissors
- A quilling tool
- A ruler
You can buy different thickness of strips. I recommend 5mm thickness.
Take one strip the tulip cover paper and insert it onto the quilling tool. Try to get it as close to the edge as possible.
Hold the quilling tool in your hand between your thumb and index finger (or however feels comfortable for you) and turn the tool so the paper winds around the end as evenly as possible.
Gently pull the coil off the tool. If the coil sticks to the tool then the paper has wound too tightly. If you have not quilled before it might take you a couple of attempts to find the right tension for the paper.
If you have a circle sizer tool, use that. If not use the 18mm circle at the top of this guide. Place your coil in the 18mm circle, keeping it between your fingers slowly release until it is 18mm.
Glue the end of the circle, the less glue the better, and hold it in place for 10-15 seconds.
Pull back the centre and pinch the end to create a teardrop shape.
Make three identical teardrops for one tulip.
The leaves have been done in two shades of green.
Put a bit of glue at the end of your lighter green strip.
Loop your strip so the loop is 2cm.
Loop your strip so the loop is 4cm.
Put some glue at the bottom of the loop.
Loop your strip so the loop is 6cm and cut the bottom of the loop. Glue the strip at the bottom of the loop.
Glue the darker shade of green to the bottom of the loop and loop over to 8cm.
Cut at the bottom and glue.
Pinch the top of the loops to create a leaf shape.
Cut a strip for the stem.
You can pull the strip over your finger nail to create more of a curl to the strip.
Assemble the tulip petals and glue to a card or sheet of cardddepending what you would like to do with it.
Tulips can come in different shades, you could cut two coloured strips in half and glue them together to create multi-coloured petals.
If you make a tulip, do let us know either on social media or drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org we would love to see what you have made and share on our social media.
If you would like to try something else, have a look at our Daisy workshop here.