Monday, March 18, 2013
Quilled Picture Landscape - Easter Chick Among the Roses
As you can see, I'm more into quilled scenes than flowers. It somehow gives me more satisfaction and is more thrilling as it is more difficult to make. I need challenges, so I try to do what seems difficult. I wanted the downy effect for this one so I did it differently.
I saw a vector image from which I got the idea.As you can see I have used a combination of techniques here. I have used a 3d curved cone for the beak. I was awful at 3d quilling but managed to figure out how to do it now. So I made a curved cone so that the chick looks3d.
For the roses too I did a little variation to make it look a bit like those vintage roses. I don't like it when it looks like a symmetrical coil. So guess what I did?? I crushed the strip before quilling so that the wrinkle gives it a more natural look. Be careful though, as crushing means it won't unwind easily so you got to be able to shape it a bit and maybe you have to glue a bit hear and there. Here is a closer look.
The blue flower is made using 3 punched flowers shaped to cup. If you keep the punched flower on a semi hard surface and apply pressure to the middle with a curved, blunt surface like the end of your quilling tool, it with curve up. Apply pressure in circular motion so it cups. You can control the depth of the cup by the amount of pressure you apply.
I have also scored a line in the center of each petal for an embossed line. Have a closer look.
I have used 2 highlights to bring out the sparkle in the eye, and have used fringed strips for the chick.I have not made them into flowers but have just folded and glued them and then fluffed it out. I was too impatient to cut it narrower, though I think it will look better that way. Cutting the fringe manually tried my patients to the very limit but I managed it since I cut little by little while creating the chick and that helped motivate me.
I look forward to your comments.