I’ve had some requests for some instructions on how I put my rolled flowers together so I’ve done a picture tutorial for you today with lots of pictures, you can see the 3 different rolled flowers in the picture below, each with its own colour to avoid confusion.
I’ve made my flowers today with light weight cardstock (layering weight) although in my previous posts I made these flowers with medium weight, heavy weight cardstock and a sturdy vellum, so they can be made out of anything really.
These are the tools I use but don’t worry there are alternatives for each one. I use a stamping pad but a mouse mat or piece of foam will work just fine and I use tweezers to roll my flowers although a quilling tool works extremely well too. You will also need something with a round end, I have a large embossing stylus and a cake decorating sugar paste tool but you might have a round end on a paint brush etc which will do just fine.
I start at the smaller end which will be the middle petals, I trace around the edge of the petal with my stylus then run the stylus up and down the length of the petal to encourage it to curl inwards.
I continue this for approx 2/3rds of the petals.
I turn the flower over at this point and run my stylus across the petals from side to side to encourage the petals to curl downwards.
When you have finished the outer petals your flower should look like this.
Flip your flower back over and add some strong tape to the middle circle so it’s ready to go when you need it.
Hold the smallest end with your tweezers as shown below and roll towards yourself.
While you roll your flower ensure that the bottom edge stays in line.
When your flower is fully rolled you can remove your tweezers.
Remove the liner from your sticky tape.
Fold the circle over the base ensuring all of the layers are stuck down.
Flip your rose over onto its base and manipulate the petals with your fingers, tweezers or quilling tool until you are happy.
The daisy doesn’t require alot of shaping before being rolled, simply sweep a larger rounded tool along the length of the petals to add a gentle curl.
This time I curled approximately 1/3rd of the petals inwards then flipped the flower over and curled the rest outward.
I like the way my daisy looked when it was rolled up so I didn’t have to do any manipulation here, you can whip these up nice and quick :)
This rolled flower only needs a little curling on the edges of the petals, it didn’t look too attractive at this stage, I know ;)
But it all turned out fine when it was rolled up! This is another really quick flower to put together.
I hope this was helpful to you :)