December 29, 2010

Quilled baby owl

Quilled baby owl, side view

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).

Quilled baby owl, detail

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.

3D quilled baby owl

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.

Quilled baby owl, back

Height of the owl is approximately 1 7/8 inches (5cm).

51 comments:

As said...

what a cute baby owl! :D ♥ you've did a great, amazing work inna!

amrita said...

The baby Owl is adorable :). Beautiful work.

SUGANTHI said...

Really cute!!! you have done a great job rolling such narrow strips for the feathers.It looks all the more adorable from behind with its tiny tail and wings.

eva said...

Какая прелесть!

WhiteRacoon said...

Очаровательная птюшка =) Вся такая распушенная, перышки живые, и глазищи огроменные!
Здорово! =)

Philippa said...

Fantastic, Inna - what a great owl! I love how you have shaped the wings and the tail feathers.

Nágela said...

Inna,
Wonderful!
Detail by detail. The legs, eyes ...
Thanks for the love and a 2011 full of achievements, health, and quilling to decorate your creations with our eyes!

Nagela

MariLynn said...

Adorable!!!

sleeplesswonder said...

Wow that is beautiful, what do you use to make him stronger, do you use a spray of some sort? Thanks for sharing.

Kalanirmitee Creations said...

cute little owl!! Your work inspires me a lot. Thank you for sharing.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely work.

Вера Храмова said...

Инночка, добрый вечер!
Я так жалею, что редко посещаю твой замечательный блог...
Эта сова - прелесть! Рыжая бестия!
желаю тебе радостного праздника!

Pastila said...

Боже мой, чудо какое!

Fairy Cardmaker said...

Wow, I can't believe how adorable that is! I also can't believe how small! I don't know how you can work so small and pack all those quilled parts in there. It's an amazing, and representational, piece!

Paaka Shaale said...

The owl looks so cute and adorable inna. Happy new year to you!!!

Bronwyn said...

Lovely owl

Dev said...

Awesome and cute yet again ...

Rachelle said...

OMG, how adorable! I know someone who loves owls. I will have to show him :).

Angela B. said...

simply blown away!

ileana-carmen said...

Dear Inna your work is beautiful. I learn many things from your blog. I wish you a happy New Year with beautiful creations. And if you want, please, visit my blog. I am a beginner but I hope I do, in time, beautiful things. I wish everyone a very good New Year.

Susan Wong said...

Wow Inna! I came across your blog today when I was googling how to make paper dandelions. So glad I did - your work is stunning! May I ask what you do with your pieces when they're done? I assume they're for giving away?

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thanks everybody and Happy New Year!

@sleeplesswonder
Nothing for this one, except coating inside the 3D elements with glue, as I explained in my 3D quilling tutorial. Sometimes I do use a matte varnish, I found Grumbacher's Picture and Oil Painting Varnish spray to be quite good. But you should experiment to find one that works best for you, of course.

@Susan Wong
Susan, as you have guessed I give away most of the pieces I make. But I also keep very few of them for myself, usually these are small items like this owl. I put them into a transparent plastic box to keep dust away.

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Девочки, всем большое спасибо и еще раз с Новым годом!

Meg said...

What a great quilled piece. I especially love how the eyes came out. Great Job and happy New Year!

Baukje said...

Beautiful!!!
Groetjes Baukje

BIKY said...

wonderful

happy new year

Yuenie said...

Have you considered selling your pieces? I'm sure they'd do very well =)

Your little owl is simply adorable. Happy New Year to you, and to Mr. Owl!

Yone said...

Amazing piece of work ! Really cute and well done ! Congratulations ! Yone

Сузана Илић said...

What a lovely little fellow!

Sandy D said...

That is SO good! You are a true quiller. Thanks for sharing!

ishanie said...

It's like Soren in the Legend of the Guardians!!!!
great work..

Quill Centre said...

Inna,

Again you made me smile. Soooo cute. I'm just starting to make miniatures and what an inspiration you are!

Fran centre_card@yahoo.com

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thanks everybody very much! Your comments are a great award for me.

WannabeWriter said...

Lovely.. seeing this cute little owl, i was wondering, 'where does she get ideas like this?'..
I dont know abt u but for me u r my inspiration..
I hope u dont mind if i started off with trying some of ur ideas..

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

WannabeWriter, thank you!

irgri said...

такая хорошенькая.. сейчас вспорхнет..

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Ирина, спасибо!

Lynn said...

Your owl is absolutely precious.

Pranjali said...

Hey Inna Great work
Can you post a step by step instruction for this owl?
Thank you

angelin said...

aww .the little baby owl is so cute .fantastic

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thanks everyone very much!

Shelly G said...

This is such a cute owl. So very creative.

Inna D. said...

Thank you, Shelly!

Kurlikins said...

Hi Inna! Your baby owls inspired me to make some of my own. I posted them on my blog today- would love for you to check them out!
http://kurlikins.blogspot.com/
Thanks!

Inna D. said...

@Kurlikins
They're very cute!

Anonymous said...

very cute! How did you make the base (inside part) do you think it would work to use a cork from a wine bottle (the kind that sorta looks like a mushroom)or would the quilling paper not stick?

Anonymous said...

that is SUPER CUTE! making one for my desk but i can't figure out how to do the base. do you have a pdf or something so that i can learn how to do the form underneath the "feathers"
THANKS

Inna D. said...

@Anonymous
I made something like this, and covered it with "feathers", but you can use a wine cork for the base. There's a link to a PDF on 3D quilling in the post.

Danielle said...

Wonderful work! It's a delight to see.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Adorable owl!

Could you just tell me, did you make the bases for the head and body the same size?

Love your work!

Unknown said...

Hi,Inna i would like to know the materials that you used and how you did it
(if you used some support or not) ,if its not a problem.Thank you.