May 29, 2012

Pucca and Garu

It seems like the merchandising world has gone crazy with this cute little Korean character- Pucca! After seeing everything from bags, plush toys to every type of stationary available decorated with Pucca's adorable face, I knew I had to make her out of paper.

If you aren't familiar with this character, Pucca comes from a simple flash animated TV show. She is the 10 year old daughter of three noodle house owners in a small village in the South Korean mountains. In pretty much every episode, Pucca hilariously tries to conspire ways to steal a kiss from her 12 year old ninja love interest- Garu. When this doesn't happen, different competitions and combats are fought between them, with Pucca usually beating him.


Making Pucca and Garu was very straight forward, using all the usual 3D Quilling techniques. I used a hole punch to make Pucca's rosy cheeks, and had many attempts at free-style cutting out Garu's heart.

Pucca stands at 3.5 cm tall, and the hair on Garu make him a little taller at 4.5cm. Both of their bodies were made with 6mm strips, while the rest of them were made with 3mm strips. A tiny bit of fringing was used to make Garu's cool hair-do.  




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May 21, 2012

South Park Characters in 3D Paper Quilling

After loads of tiny 3D animals dominating the Kurlikins blog, I thought it was time to take 3D Paper Quilling in a totally new direction. 

Even if you're not a fan of, or familiar with the South Park TV show- the characters of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny have shapes that lend themselves perfectly to 3D Quilling. 

I wanted to give a sense of 'character' with these guys, similar to how they are in the TV show. Stan and Kyle: the normal, everyday, good mates. Cartman: the loud, obnoxious, obese kid, and of course, Kenny: the one who would die or be horribly injured in almost every episode. 

Getting the proportions right and fitting their hats snugly on their heads presented the most difficulties. Once that was done, it was just a matter of filling in the details. 


Stan, Kyle and Kenny are around 4cm (1.6in) tall, while Cartman is a little taller at 5.5cm (2.2in) tall- simply because he is a lot fatter.
A mixture of 3mm and 6mm strips were used. The 6mm strips were used mostly to form their bodies.
Are you a fan of the South Park TV Show? If so, who is your favorite character?

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May 18, 2012

3D Quilling: Pasta Pingüino

If you have seen the animated kids movie 'Surf's Up', you might know that this little Pingüino is a Macaroni penguin from Antarctica.
 

My husband and I were lucky enough to make a trip to the Antarctica and seeing one of these guys was definitely on my must see list. On our last day, we randomly saw a single solitary Macaroni penguin hanging out in a rookery of at least 200 other penguins of a different kind. He'd taken a 800km wrong turn somewhere... whoops!
To make Pasta Pingüino here, required a little bit of snipping...no wait... A LOT of snipping. His entire body is made using the fringing technique to give him a cute fluffed up look.
I love the double up I did on his eyes, as it gives him a more kooky, wonky, slightly crazy look- making me think of how bewildered the lost penguin I saw hanging out on his nest must have felt.

Penguin


Pasta Pingüino waddles around 4cm (1.6in) tall. His body is made from 6mm strips (all fringed), while his arms, legs and eyes are made with 3mm strips.


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May 16, 2012

3D Quilling: Leon the Lion

How could I've gone so long without creating the King of the jungle?? Well, here is Leon, quirky eyes and all!

The basics of his body are pretty much the same as the other tiny animals I've made, but I wanted his mane to be the main feature. Thinking it was just going to be a simple 'fold the paper in a cool accordion style and stick', turned out to be a huge lesson in patience as I was reminded that straight things don't necessarily stick in an attractive way around round things. 

Lots of fiddling, cutting and re-styling later, Leon got his mane on. Grrrrr! 

Lion frontLion back

Leon stands at an adorable 2.5 cm (1in) tall. He is made using 6mm strips for his body, while his features were made with 3mm strips. His mane was made with a 2cm wide paper strip, folded accordion style, snipped with zig-zag shape scissors, and styled with a sort of fringing technique. 


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May 14, 2012

3D Quilling: Sheepy Shazza

The fuzziest little sheep on the farm- almost ready to lose her locks in the annual shearing. 

Shazza definitely took a little longer to make than the other tiny animals, but it sure was fun watching her grow lock by lock into the fluffy sheep she is now. 
Each lock was made from a 5cm long strip, and starting from around her face, I made my way backwards until I encircled her tail and little behind. (which you can sort of see in the second photo).

Expecting that each of the locks was going to uncurl not long after positioning them, I was happily surprised that by placing them so they would uncurl onto the next lock- actually held them snugly in place. 


sheep front
sheep back

Shazza is only 2.5cm (1in) tall. The base of her body was made with 6mm strips, while the curls were made using 3mm strips. 


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May 11, 2012

3D Quilling: Salvador Seal

Salvador came about from wanting to see if I could take the basic shape I have been using for the other tiny animals and lengthen it. I have to say- it worked out just fine! 

Once the body had been molded into the long seal like shape, it was just a matter of shaping and placing the head just right, to give him the look of a seal who has just jumped out of the water and is sliding across an iceberg.

Being a somewhat glue-fingered quiller, this is the first time being a little bit messy has worked in my favour. The odd little glue stains turned nice and shiny under a coat of clear lacquer giving him a real slick, wet, sealy look.

Seal frontSeal back

Salvador the Seal is 3cm (1.2in) tall and 7cm (2.8in) long. He is made from 6 mm strips, while his tiny nose and eyes are made from 3mm strips. 

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May 9, 2012

3D Quilling: Hilda Hippo

Hilda started out in the same fashion as the other tiny animals. But, somewhere during the forming process, she decided that she wanted to dance- and who am I to deny a Hippo??

Getting the balancing right was quite the challenge with Hilda. She can stand unassisted no worries, but by putting her on her own little stage makes her that much more steady, as well as looking more like a ballerina dancing in a jewellery box.

hippo


Hilda is dancing at 6cm (2.4in) tall. Her body is made from 6mm strips, while her ears, eyes and teeth are made from 3mm strips. 


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May 7, 2012

3D Quilling: Baby Girl

I hadn't made any tiny people for a little while, so Baby Girl was formed. 

Her body has the very standard quilled shape, so to make her a little different, I went to town with her hair. It was loads of fun putting her hair together then giving her a proper little hair cut.

baby girl

Baby Girl sits at 6cm (2.4in) tall. Her body and shoes are made with 6mm strips, her face and hands with 3mm, and her hair with loads of 1.5mm strips.



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May 4, 2012

3D Quilling: Fizzy Fish

Fizzy Fish came about from another slice of an idea from Inna's Creations, then a little bit more flare was added. At first Fizzy was going to be a type of goldfish, but she morphed into something different all together.

I experimented for the first time using two different coloured strips to see what the effect would be. You can sort of see where I've used orange and red for the dorsal fins on the side- and of course for her tail. Although it did make it a lot thicker, the added depth made it worth it.

I coated her with a clear lacquer, which gave her the same nice wet effect that was achieved with Salvador the Seal. 


Fish

Fizzy is quite long thanks to her luscious tail - 11cm (4.3in), while her body is only 3.5cm (1.4in) tall. She is made entirely from 6mm strips (with the exception of her lips which are 3mm). 



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May 2, 2012

3D Quilling: Stan the Cow

One of my elder sisters used to have an incredibly huge cow collection. After taking up most of her house, she did a massive clean out, and now- no more cows. So, Stan the Cow is for her- a tiny reminder of how cute cows can be!

The hardest part, believe it or not, was making the tiny little horns. Being so fiddly and small, they would either fall apart, or look too big and bulky for his head. His ears were made with a simple teardrop shape, and again, I've used a little bit of fringing for the tail.


Liking the finished off look of the 'hoofs' I tried out with
Gary the Giraffe, I did the same with Stan. 


Cow frontCow back

Stan the Cow stands at a tiny 2.5cm tall (1in). His body is made with the classic 6mm strip, while his eyes, snout and legs are made with 3mm strips.


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