Quilled Northern Cardinal With Shiny Berries

Quilled Northern Cardinal With Shiny Berries

Quilled Northern Cardinal With Shiny Berries

Quilled Northern Cardinal With Shiny Berries

Quilled Northern Cardinal With Shiny Berries

I recently made a Quilled Northern Cardinal that wasn’t realistic, but instead had snowflake and heart designs inside the body. It was kind of interesting what happened after that. I posted the image and within minutes a regular customer expressed interest in it. Trouble was, it was earmarked for someone else. So I offered to make her one just like it. But, as luck had it, I ran out of paper and it was going to be too tight of a time-frame to get it in, create a new one and get it to her the week before Mother’s Day. So, since it was originally commissioned by a relative, I told my other customer that I would sell her that one and make a new one for the relative who was willing to wait an extra week.

On a whim, I showed the pictures I’d taken of the first cardinal to the woman it was commissioned as a gift for. Much to my surprise, she hated it. She commented about the fact that it wasn’t realistic, that the body was left white so the design would show through. She said, “why didn’t you just make it all red?” I don’t think she understood when I explained that it was supposed to have white-space to allow for the snowflakes and hearts to show through. LOL Anyways, I knew at that moment that making another stylistic cardinal wouldn’t be the way to go.

So, yesterday after I’d spent all day cleaning, I set about creating a new cardinal but all in red. I was desperately hoping to get it done before today, and someone I managed it.

Quilled Northern Cardinal With Shiny Berries


Shiny Berries

As you can see from the image above, I did something a little different. Instead of using a gel pen to draw on a reflection, I used a new product that I’d been itching to try out. It’s called Crystal Coat Glaze by Quilled Creations and I was amazed at how well it worked.

All I did was use 1/4″ paper in a tight coil, then use my Mini Mold to make the dome end. Then I used the Crystal Coat Glaze (a very large drop) on the top of each berry. I didn’t brush it on, I just let a rounded droplet kind of ooze to the edge then tapped a few times to get it to level out a bit. It goes on milky-colored and dries in about 15 minutes to a completely clear, glossy finish.

Crystal Coat Glaze

Crystal Coat Glaze

This works AMAZING for eyes, too. This cardinal’s eye looks real to me. I will use this technique for all my animal eyes from now on and will likely try to find reasons to clear coat other design elements, LOL!

You can purchase this item through my Etsy store by clicking here.

 

 

 

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