I made a lot of really basic quilled artwork during the first few months of my quilling adventure. One of them was this Paper Quilled Simple Daisy. I made it for my mother-in-law as she is obsessed with all things “daisy.”
I’m not sure if you are the same way as me, but when I’m learning new things I get really engrossed in it. That was definitely the case with quilling. I remember being so proud that I figured out a way to notch the leaves on this piece to make them look more anatomically correct.
Even though this Paper Quilled Simple Daisy is really old and really basic, I will try to describe the techniques involved in making him.
First, the daisy is mounted on a 5″ x 7″ piece of blue cardstock. Definitely not the best background material, but at the time I didn’t realize it. Fortunately I didn’t use very much glue so it didn’t warp on me.
The petals look like they were combed, but in this case I just made big loose coils and pulled the centers off to the side to make them eccentric. I did spend a fair amount of time trying to get the coils to be spaced evenly.
The center is a tight coil and the leaves are just 1/8″ strips glued on edge. I added the little jags after the leaves were dried.
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