July 30, 2012

Keroppi

Let me introduce the super cute Keroppi, his brother Koroppi and sister Pikki- the little frog family that hang out in Donut Pond. If you are unfamiliar with these froggies, they are all apart of the incredibly sweet world in which other characters, such as Hello Kitty belong.

Keroppi

 These singing, dancing and swimming frogs were pure joy to make! Seeing that their basic body structure was generally uncomplicated, it was their tininess that brought the challenge, as well as maintaining their cuteness. In the end, these guys are all about the eyes- and I absolutely LOVE how they turned out. 

Keroppi and his family are all a tiny 2.5 cm (1in) tall. They are made using only 3mm sized strips.

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July 23, 2012

Superhero Favorites!

Everyone has their favorite crime-fighting superhero- but never have they been soo tiny! Here are the latest additions to the Kurlikins family: Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and of course, Spiderman!


Each of these minikins are made from the basic 3D Quilling shapes, with the details added to create the characters. It was fun watching Spiderman come to life, as each strand of the web was individually placed on his head and body. 

Putting faces on Quilled people has always been a challenge to get it right. Over the past few weeks I have been experimenting with different methods, and here, you can see a couple of more options. 

For me, the sweetest feature of the group is Superman's tiny little hair curl. It still makes me smile!

Each of these tiny crime fighting super heroes stand at only 3.5 cm (1.4 in) tall. All are made from 3 mm strips. 


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July 16, 2012

Calvin and Hobbs

Who doesn't love this cute little 6 year old boy Calvin, and his stuffed tiger Hobbs?? If you're like me, you would have loved the crazy adventures these two would get up to, and always wish you had such a cool 'imaginary' friend to hang out with.


The greatest challenge in making these two, was getting Calvin looking right. Seeing that they come from a drawn comic strip, done by a fantastic illustrator made it really difficult to do it justice. I tried a little something new with Calvin's eyes, mainly to give him more of a crazy, loco, hyper look.

Making the little wagon for Hobbs was fun- it meant I only had to make half of Hobbs body!! I may see what other modes of transport I can use these techniques for in the future. 

Calvin stands at 4cm (1.6in) high, while Hobbs is a little taller at 5cm (2in). Again, like all my Kurlikins, they are made with a mixture of 6mm and 3mm strips. 


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July 9, 2012

Powerpuff Girls

Nothing like a little Sugar, Spice, and all things nice, curled up tightly in paper strips to make these absolutely adorable Powerpuff girls in 3D Quilling! 

These cute, crime fighting super girls: Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup came to life in paper superbly with their fun colours, huge eyes, and cool hairstyles 

Seeing that they all share the same basic structure, they were quite straight forward to make. The most fiddly part of these girls was getting their hair-do styled, then getting their big bobble-like heads to balance correctly. 

Powerpuff Girls

All three girls stand at 3cm (1.2in). Their heads are made with 3mm strips, and their bodies with one 6mm strip.

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July 2, 2012

Facebook Monster Mascots

To help celebrate the launching of the new Kurlikins Facebook page, I went a little mad making Monster Mascots. 
Monster Madness
Each monster mascot brings a new (or old) 3D Quilling technique to life in a different way.

Fug: (5cm/2in) Required a lot of snipping for the fringing, to make his hairy body- much like how Chewbacca was made. I also tried a new way in which to make a fun quilled monster mouth.  
Mog: (4cm/1.6in) Making an opened mouth monster was a new and exciting challenge. The 'Beehive' technique was also used for the first time to make his beard.
Snik: (5cm/2in) Explored the 'new' mouth technique a little further, making it a little more tighter than 'Fug's'. 
Ojo: (4cm/1.6in) Was straight forward in terms of 3D Quilling. 
Pulpus: (4.5cm/1.8in) Is covered in the same curls that were used to make Sheepy Shazza.
Drizzak: (4.5cm/1.8in) Is made from basic 3D Quilling shapes also, but I changed it up a little to make his cute under bite. 


The Monster Mascots were made using a variety of sized strips, depending on what was needed for each detail. Generally, the bodies are made using 6mm strips. 


Come over and help my Monster Mascots celebrate on the Kurlikins Facebook page. 


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