April 27, 2012

3D Quilling: Tinky Fairy

This little Tinky fairy was inspired by my little sister, who for reasons totally unknown (or not remembered) has the nicknames 'Tinkerbell', 'Tinks' or 'Tilla'.

Tinky was really fun to make: shaping her magical wings, cutting a classic Tinkerbell hairstyle, and shaping her groovy little fairy shoes.

Getting her to stand unassisted took some patience, as every little part attached changed the overall balance. Finally, after some 'gentle' persuasion, she stands!

I tried various ways of giving her some sort of face, but nothing came close to  the sweet little fairy face she deserves- so her face is whatever you imagine it to be.

Fairy frontFairy back

Tinky stands at 9cm (3.5in) tall. Her dress was made using 6mm strips, while the rest of her was made with 3mm strips.

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  1. Nice work!! I really love it! :)

  2. She turned out really cute. I dont like to make faces on my figures. If it turns out bad the whole piece is ruined. How did you make the arms and legs? Is it really wide paper?

    1. Thanks for the comment and question.
      To make the arms and legs- I used a normal sheet of copy paper and cut it to the desired width. I just made the 'strip' quite short so her legs wouldn't be too thick.
      Hope this helps!

  3. AnonymousMay 21, 2012

    I do quilling and i love it. My friend enspired me to start and this is so awsome. ill make this my next project cause it needs to be done. I love this tinkerbell and its so cute.

    1. I am so glad you have found Quilling! I too Love it to bits. I would love to see how your tinky fairy turned out.

  4. AnonymousMay 22, 2012

    What an artist you are!!! when Lins showed me your website i couldn't believe it, Keep up the amazing work :-)