April 17, 2013

Tutorial: 3D Quilled Fairy Girl Instructions

In celebration of Kurlikins being 1 year old, here is a tutorial on how to make your very own cute little fairy girl. 

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What you'll need:


3D quilling what you need
  • Quilling strips (or paper which you'll cut into quilling strips using the ruler and knife)- see colours in photo
  • Glue
  • Toothpick
  • Quilling Tool- up to you if you want to use a slotted, pointed or no tool at all. 
  • Optional: marble or something round

Note: all my strip lengths are based on an A4 sheet of paper (29.7cm/ 11.7in)

The Body

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1. DRESS:
6 x 6mm strips
Glue the strips together to form a long snake
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2. Roll up all the strips into a make a tight coil
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3. Flatten coil
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4. Push out to form a cone.
You can use the marble for this- or your pinky finger
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5. Coat the inside with glue with your toothpick
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6. DRESS BASE: 
6 x 3mm strips
Coat the coil in glue (don't push out)
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7. Connect the 3mm coil to the 6mm coil.
Make sure the joins are in the same place
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8. Add a 3mm tight roll to make the neck
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9. DECORATIONS: 
3mm x 15cm 
Make a bundle of tear drop shapes to decorate her dress
Set aside to attach later on

The Limbs

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10. Arm caps: 3mm strips x 7cm (make 2)
Make tight coils and push out slightly.
Glue and put aside to dry
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11. ARMS AND LEGS
Arms: 1cm wide strip x 5cm (make 2)
Legs: 1.5 cm wide strip x 5cm (make 2)
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12. HANDS: 
3mm x 5cm strips (make 2)

Squeeze one side to flatten the coil 
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13. Attach the hands to the arms
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14. SHOES: 
Tight coil 1 x 3mm strip (make 2)
Create small dome shape
Squeeze into a heel (teardrop shape)
Pop out one side of dome to make the toes
Glue inside to hold the shape
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15. Glue the leg onto the shoe
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16. Glue the arms into the arm caps

The Head

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17. HEAD
Make tight coils using 10 x 3mm strips (make 2)
Pinch one side to make a chin
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18. Shape to make face and back of head
Glue
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19. What you should have so far...
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20. HAIR
Cut lots of little strips to make the hair style
Attach 
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21. EARS: 
3mm x 5cm (make 2)
Tight coil then flatterned on one side
Glue to head
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22. Continue making hairstyle
I've made a girly plait/braid
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23. Glue hair to the inside the face
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24. Glue the face to the back of the head. 
Hold till dry
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25. Attach the arms
Attach the legs- making sure it stands up by itself
Glue head onto neck- Balance!
 Hold till dry
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26. Remember the decorations from step 9??
(Optional) Glue on the teardrop dress decorations 
Make sure to cover up the join mark on the dress

The Wings

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27. Wrap first strip around finger and glue. 
Wrap to create the second loop and glue.
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28. Glue next strip and make the next loop
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29. Continue like this adding colour and loops to your desired size
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30. Make 2 big ones, and 2 small ones
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31. Glue all wing bits together
Attach to the back of your fairy
Note: attaching the wings may throw your overall balance out of the fairy, making her fall over. Play around with the wing positioning ect. to get this perfect.

Ta Da! Your super gorgeous 3D quilled Fairy Girl!

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22 comments:

  1. very cute Fairy, all your characters are awesome, have you ever published your own book on these charactewrs?, that wuld be awesome !!!
    Paula

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    1. Thanks heaps Paula! A book? No, I'm just making things for the blog at the moment. I wouldn't know where to start with a book!

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  2. Amazingly detailed instructions, thanks so much. Will definitely try this out. Please, please post a tutorial of the graduation girl as well.

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    1. Would love to see how your fairy turns out!

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  3. Sooooo cute! And thank you for a generous tutorial.

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    1. Thankyou! I'm glad you appreciate it! Have fun making her!

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  4. Ooh your 3D quilling is amazing! And thanks for the step by step tutorial!

    I would love to have you visit my blog Thrilling Quilling

    Nupur

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    1. Thanks heaps Nupur! You also do some pretty amazing work

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  5. Wow ! The fairy is cute and thanks a lot for sharing the tut !

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  6. Would it be possible for you to do the family from the iPod to iPad mini to iPad?

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  7. All of your work is just amazing . Too cute!

    do visit my blog n have a look at my quilled creations.
    devika
    http://craftncreativity.blogspot.in

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  8. awesome! thanks for sharing this!

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  9. This is really cute and pretty fairy.
    Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial.I would love to make a fairy too.

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    1. No worries on the tutorial! I'd love to see your finished product!

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  10. I didn't have enough material to make it exactly like your tutorial. But here is what I ended up with: http://31.media.tumblr.com/400356d6ccc9449d456a528a404f61c7/tumblr_mqxxmzP1Xv1rlilq6o1_400.png

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  11. charlotte soansAugust 28, 2013

    Lovely....vedio wil be more helpful

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  12. Thank you for sharing. Your projects are awesome. You are very creative.

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  13. Amazing tutorial... Very interesting to do... Expecting much more tutorials like this

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  14. cute fairy lovely tutorial..

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