What am I up to today? Something everyone is crazy about these days quilling 🙂 Dont you feel bored cz im not going to use any complicated tools or anything for this one. In fact the first quilled flower I made ( of course I was testing if quilling was meant for me or not 😛 ) I dint purchase anything at all! So here is a simple tutorial for quilled butterfly – meant [only] for amateur crafter who just want to try their hands on quilling with just minimal investment 🙂
Be sure to also check out all the quilling tutorials covered :
- Beginners quilling tools & supplies
- Basic Quilling tutorial : Making Flat Tight Quilled Coils
- Basic Quilling instructions : Quilled Teardrop Shape
- How to make Quilled Flower Petals without tools
- How to make Quilling Leaves without tools
- Quilling Butterfly Tutorial
- Tight Quilled Flower Tutorial
- Beehive technique Quilled flower tutorial
- Quilled Wall Hanging Tutorial
- Quilled Hearts Card Tutorial
- Quilled Malaysian flowers Tutorial
- Quilling Comb Flower Tutorial with Video
- Double Sided Quilling Comb review & Tutorial
- Quilling Combing technique : Quilled bird
Materials required for making quilling butterfly :
- Paper sheets – coloured of course unless you want a white moth 😛
- Paper knife
Supplies links for making quilled butterfly :
Craft supplies for making quilling butterfly :
- First of all you need quilling paper for making any quilled stuff. You get readymade quilled paper for less than Rs.25 (100strips) at any craft shop ( I purchased mine from craftadda.com and itsybitsy.in). Else, if you dont think you are going to keep quilling till u run out of the 100 strips, you can cut out your own strips (3mm or 5mm wide) at no additional cost.
- Next very basic too that you need is a slotted needle or if u dont want to invest in it, again there is a cheap alternative – toothpicks 🙂
- You can very well go ahead with just these two but in case you need lil more of perfection in your end product, I recommend making a quilling board out of cardboard or thermocol. You can trace out different sized circles with the help of bottle caps/pen caps/coins etc and cut them out with a paper knife.
Instruction tutorial for making quilling butterfly :
So here we get started with project – quilled butterfly 🙂
- Take your paper strip , insert into your slot/wrap around your toothpick to make a tight coil. Slowly and carefully remove it from your toothpick and place it inside your board. Allow it to loosen up and after a while take it out but make sure not to let it loose up further.
- Pinch your coil at an end to make a waterdrop shape. Now time to glue up the ends to get your first block for quilled butterfly ! As you can see in my butterfly, I have used 4 different sized waterdrop blocks for which i made different sized slots on my board. Get ready with all your block to glue them into a butterfly.
- You will have to be making 4 different sizes of coils (named S1-4), like shown in below picture. Can you picturise the quilled butterfly already? ( I have used 2 strips for S1, 1 n 1/2 for S2, 1 for S4 and 1/2 for S3).
- Take another strip preferebly a contrast colored one and make an outline wrap around each of the groups. This part is a bit tricky since the coils tend to jump out or slip off :P. I managed by gluing them up before itself side to side.
- There you go!! I made some extra round lil coils o make tail kinda figure 🙂 and also a middle body by simply folding the strips. Stick them up and you are done 🙂
Here s my quilled butterflies 🙂 Did you finish up yours ?
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P.S : Idea for the above content has been taken from honey.Thank you honey 🙂
Edit : Here is a simple pinup board layout with these quilled butterflies 🙂
Ive used my quilling butterflies on a cardstock with garden pattern. Ive used darker shaded washi tapes along the layout so that my alphabet stamps stating “FLY HI” stands out 🙂
Entering my pin up board layout to the following challenges :