April 23, 2012

3D Quilling: Little Owls

After a search through my favourite Quilling blogs and sites for a little inspiration, I landed on this little gem over at Inna's Creations. I fell in love and immediately set about cutting the strips I needed. 

Roughly following the instructions that Inna posted, I still had to figure out the best way of attaching the little feathers in a way that looked good. I now see why Inna used 1.5mm (1/16") strips for the feathers as it gives a more smoother look, and no doubt a lot easier to attach.

Taking Inna's lead and using the fringing technique for the eyes, I am more than impressed with the results. It most certainly adds that something extra special, which makes these guys so cute! 

Owl FrontOwl side
Loving so much how he turned out, I went about to make him a little brother. Although they are the same size, I think this one is younger as he is still waiting for his feathers to change colour.
Baby Owl
Owls

Both owls stand at 5cm (2 in) tall. The base of their bodies and eyes were made using 6mm strips, while the feathers, feet and beak were made with 3mm.
Thankyou Inna for the inspiration!


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17 comments:

  1. Wow! They're sooo sweet! Love you blog too!!!
    (Thanks for linking to my blog. I'm glad you like my quilling :))

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  2. Really cute! It's great to see how much fun you are having with quilling.

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  3. Много са впечатляващи и сладки!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment!

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  4. I don't know how I have never happened upon your blog before but I'm really glad I did! Super cute owls!

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  5. Very cute owls!! visiting your blog for the first time. Very Cute blog too!!
    I like your home page 'Kurlikins' with quilled letters.

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    1. Thanks Sujana! Glad you found your way here. Am always trying to do something 'a little' different. You're more than welcome to stop by any time! Thanks for leaving a comment!

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  6. OH goodness............THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!! I was looking for something UNIQUE for a graduation party! THIS IS IT! GREAT JOB!

    Blessings,

    debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I am so glad you found something you could use! Wouldlove to see how it turns out!

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  7. These are lovely, so cute! Are they made with all quills or is there a mould of some sort underneath the quills?

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  8. Sorry me again! I don't quite understand Inna's instructions for her owl. She says she 'started by constructing the head and body with three-dimensional quilling techniques using approximately 1/4"-wide (5mm) paper strips.'

    It's this bit that I'm not sure of. That makes it sound like the whole body and head is made up of quilled strips, but then she says you can see the base through the 'feathers' so I'm confused.

    I'd love to make one for my daughter who loves owls, but want to get the instructions right.

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    1. Hey Blossom!
      Thanks for stopping and glad you like the little owl. To answer your questions- they are made completely from paper which has been quilled. There is a base underneath the feathers made from 5mm strips. The base is made by making a bigger than usual tight roll, and pushing the middle out carefully tomake a sort of cup shape- this is what is meant by 3D quilling techniques. stick two of these cup shaped rolls together (after the glue inside them has dried) and you've made yourself the base for the head. Now, all you have to do is stick the feathers on.
      Best of luck! let me know if you have anymore questions...and i would love to see your final product!

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  9. Hello,

    Thanks for the reply. :)

    Did you also make a base for the body too?

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    1. Hey Blossom

      oops, i should have wrote that- sorry! Yes, the base for the body is made the exact way as the head. Up to you to if you want to make it a little bigger.
      Good luck with it!

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  10. Oh these are absolutely a-dorable!

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  11. wow. i love your art. So unique and beautiful. We are making game using paper model as well. So good to get inspiration from your work. https://www.facebook.com/platypus.int

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