Dear readers! First off, I would like to wish you a happy New Year! May the upcoming year be full of joy, good health, peace and creativity. I'd like also to apologize for not blogging, and not responding to emails and comments lately - I've been too busy with my classes.
And now I'm going to show you a small and funny baby owl I quilled not long ago. I started by constructing the head and body with three-dimensional quilling techniques using approximately 1/4"-wide (5mm) paper strips. You can see the 3D base under the "feathers" in the photograph below (click on it to see a larger image).
Then I created the owly eyes with the fringed flowers technique, and made the wings out of two large "teardrop" shapes using 1/8"-wide (3mm) strips. The beak and little tail were rolled up using narrow, just about 1/16"-wide (1.5mm) strips.
Finally, I covered the baby owl with tiny feathers made of "eye" elements, rolled using 1/16"-wide (1.5mm) strips. The legs are also made of "eyes", created out of narrow yellow paper strips.
Height of the owl is approximately 1 7/8 inches (5cm).