Monday, June 02, 2008

Free Quilling Pattern Happy Song Birds

quilled song birds
Here is a sweet project using a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch format (ATC size) - I still haven't decided if it will be added to a card or framed? Why not share your thoughts in a comment?

I started with a 2 part crackle medium. This is easy to use:
  • Start with a dark navy blue as the base, let it dry
  • Apply the crackle medium, let it dry
  • Paint a white top coat over the crackle medium and this is where the magic occurs - as the paint drys it creates "cracks" where the blue peaks through

Then I painted some tree branches in blue (I am into blue these days) :-)

This is where the quilling is added....

2 Song Birds (make each one this way - updated paper length):
  • 1 - 12 in ( 30.4 cm) redshaped teardrop - play with this a little to get it to look like the body
  • 1 - 6 in ( 15.2 cm) red teardrop for the head - lay this teardrop with the pointed end on top of the rounded body
  • 1 - 1.5 in (3.8 cm) white beak - roll into a lose coil and push into center to create the beak

The remaining accents all use 1/16 in ( cm) wide paper
  • 10 - 3 in ( 7.6 cm) green shaped marquise
  • 1 - 3 in ( 7.6 cm) green teardrop
  • 3 - 1.5 in ( 3.8 cm) green spiral
  • 4 - 1.5 in ( 3.8 cm) red tight roll - for buds
  • 8 - 1.5 in ( 3.8 cm) white tight roll - for buds

Arrange as shown and you have pair of very Happy Song Birds!

Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco

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Naturegirl said...

Love love Happy song birds..makes my heart sing!!!

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girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Antonella, what a sweet project here!

Thanks for dropping in, I just sent you an email with answers to your questions. Let me know if you need help getting our project button posted to your blog, glad to help! :)

The Pink Artist drawing is going to make October one HOT month. What a party we'll have. :)

Thanks again for helping make our project a huge success. :)

Art on, Monica

Chandni said...

This project is very pretty! Loved the whole blue theme :)
I think it should be framed because the base seems to be curling slighhtly, a frame will put that in place.

Latharia said...

Oh, just adorable ... love the crackle medium setting for the beautiful birdies!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

I'm so amazed at how much PATIENCE you have to work so small. Just beautiful!

I do hope you got my email response... some folks aren't getting my replies.

xo, Monica :)

Antonella said...

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! antonella :-)


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