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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girlgonethreadwild 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!

girlgonethreadwild 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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