It took me quite a while to choose the bird. I thought of a 3d miniature peacock, and of ducks, and of a whole flock of birds flying to the south, and of storck with a baby... but nothing seemed to be inspiring enough. And then I remembered that one of the short versions of my daughter's name means a "baby jackdaw"! We have a popular cartoon where this little bird has a funny role and always asks "Who's there?" on every knock-knock. So I took the image of that daw and quilled him.
I made this guy using this pic:
And he's small 'cause I'm planning to use him as embellishment on a scrapbook layout devoted to my baby's name.
That's how he looks on my palm.
I usedd only two coils - toungue and eye, for the rest of the bird I applied the technique of tight graphic quilling. Habe no idea whether it has already been used anywhere by someone else. I "invented" it after learning about the "paper-art" technique (click for tutorial, in Russian though). Make a silhouette and fill it with strips. No rolling, just little bits of strips. Each glued separately!
Unfortunatelly I had no black 1,5 mm strips. so I used dark brown, and after I finished I covered all black-to-be paper with black marker and black ink. That made a funny color effect. A close up:
And another view:
I can't say I'm 100% satisfied with this project. The size is probably too small and thus all the glue drops and 0,01 mm strips difference are more that visible %\ But I'm happy that I tried it. I love trying everything new =)))
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