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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Quilled Picture - Little Robin Red Breast

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A quilled picture (bird) of little Robin Redbreast is my first post for the year. I  have quilled birds before starting with a humming bird  with flowers very early into my journey into quilling. I soon followed this up with a  quilled parrot and a feathery discussion which became quite popular with many viewers. Then I quilled Fuchsia Honey Shower which had another humming bird. However All those were quilled with coiled shapes.

For Robin Redbreast, I wanted a lifelike appearance so I adopted a basic shape that looks more like feathers and glued it onto the backing, graphic quilling style. I have also used the proper colors of the actual bird by referring to a photo of the bird.

I quilled the legs using my stem technique for which I have posted a tutorial earlier on. The tree trunk is graphic quilled and the method is given in the tutorial link above.

For the background I have used the less emphasized beehive quilling that I adopted in my Nativity scene. The edging is  done with crimped red strips.

I am very happy with the results as it turned out better than I expected. I hope you like it too. I would love to have your feedback.

Beehive quilling Tips & Tricks are here.

19 comments:

  1. Stunning work :) you always drive me to work more by your awesome works...love it Chris:)

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  2. Oh wow...Just stunning...Perfect quilling...Love the way the bird has been quilled :)

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  3. Looks very realistic! Love the feathers, and especially its legs - very natural.
    A lot of work and astonishing result! Lovely!

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  4. So inspiring !!! I am awe struck. Love your robin and thanks ever so much for always sharing and helping others learn your technique.

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  5. WOW!!!!!!!!! Amazing !!!

    thanks Chris for sharing the technique with us .
    the Robin looks as if its real .very beautiful

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  6. oh wow this bird is gorgeous, love it, I have learned so much from you, thanks for sharing !!!!
    Paula

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  7. Such a bright bird! fine work!

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  8. You're amazing, you know that? All of your works are great. I'm quite jealous that you know so much about quilling. But now thanks to you I cal learn more and more. Thank you for that. Greetings from Poland :)

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  9. The birds looks so real ! You have quilled its feathers fabulously and have chosen perfect colors too !

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  10. It's beautiful! Feathers are so well done!

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  11. You're already doing well in the new year
    brilliant all those beautiful cards
    Greetings Baukje

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  12. Thank you all for your lovely comments. I'm really glad you like this piece as much as I do. I am also glad that you all benefit from my techniques as you are all great artists ( quillist??) in your own right.
    Love you all.

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  13. Gorgeous!
    I love your work!
    Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you Nagela, I'm glad you like it.Good luck with your quilling.

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  14. Excellent work, Chris! I can't believe how realistic the bird looks! I'm truly impressed and inspired by all your wonderful artwork!

    Hugs!
    Manuela

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    1. Thanks Manuela. You are such a great artist and I'm honored you feel so. God bless you.
      Hugs
      Chris

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