Sunday, May 13, 2012

Quilled peacock




      Me and my sister have always been fascinated by peacock patterns and designs . Quilling a peacock therefore has always been on my mind.. I am visiting my mother and I am with her today on mother's day .  I wanted to gift her something special  .Since my brother bought her an ipad she has been my regular reader. As soon as I post something new she calls me to say how much she liked it and  she also shares it with my father.
    I found a beautiful oil painting of a peacock on the internet and tried to quill mine to look like it.The most difficult part was to make and arrange the feathers. When I first arranged them I couldn't do it in a natural way without a lot of gaps in between the feathers .To make the tail more full, I first made a lot of eccentric circles with 2mm green colour strips and stuck them  together to form a layer and then arranged the feathers over them so that the green strips underneath showed in the gaps and also helped in giving dimension to the tail.
    I used only Pre cut strips and a needle tool ,it is such a joy working with pre cut strips as the finish is so much more fine

     Though now I like big projects , I would like to go back to the comfort of cards and small projects for sometime.I did not get much time to photograph this project,  I was working till the last minute and it had to be taken for framing . This picture I shot in Sunlight .

    It has been a very busy month with me crafting along with my summer English classes at our library, I still have a week of classes and looks like I am already behind in my Arathi plate decorations ,I wonder where time goes.

     Thanks for stopping by, and happy mother's day.

   

     

62 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

This is wow.. Am stunned by the beauty of the peacock no doubt but it is your perfect coils and the flowers which really give this project the x-factor.. Super work Suganthi!!

Helen said...

Wow,wow,and wow!!! I just knew you were busy doing something big and big she is. What a gift! Have a wonderful mother's day.

Syaz said...

This is stunning..

Priya said...

This is fantabulous!!!! So perfectly quilled... I liked the idea of making a layer beneath before starting with the actual feature... p'cock is looking b'ful!!!!

SUSAN said...

Reaaly love this, Suganthi.
Your quilled peacock is very pretty

hugs,
Susan

Nidhi Jain said...

Wow Suganthi.. u did a great job..
this is beautiful..
Nidhi
http://creativecraftingwithnidhi.blogspot.in/

Hussena said...

I think this time you have really left me speechless ...wow this is absolutely brilliant..such beautiful work and so well done the way you have layered the tail feathers is simply amazing..love the colors on this... what a lovely gift for your mother i am sure she will cherish this always!!!

Leanne said...

WOW! Suganthi, this is simply fabulous. You've been busy with this. No wonder I haven't heard from you. Have a great day!

quilled paper paradise said...

Wonderful!

Татьяна А. said...

LOVELY!!!!

Mihaela said...

Fabulous work and it came out so beautiful! I think your mother is so happy for this gift.

Sathya said...

Happy Mother's Day Suganthi...And as usual you left me speechless...Lovely work!!!!

CREATIVE MIND said...

Amazing :) Love it

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Amazing one Suganthi! The plume looks wonderful!!!!!!

Shalaka said...

This one is so beautiful..I like the feathers.Even I fascinated to make a peacock one day...hope am able to.
Happy Mothers Day.
Rgds Shalaka:)

SmilingArts said...

Very nice work..

raluk's quilling said...

You really have a lot of patience and the peacock is just wonderful! I admire you for that and for your beautiful complicated projects. Keep up the good work!

Лариса said...

ЗДОРОВО!!!!!!!!!!!!!

k@rin said...

very nice

Baukje said...

Wow your peacock is beautiful I love your work!
Greetings from Holland Baukje

angelin said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!!!
perfect gift for your mum suganthi .

chillin with Quillin said...

wow this is awesome, gorgeous, she will love it!!!
Happy Mothers Day to you and your MOM!!
Paula

WhiteRacoon said...

great job! lovely masterpiece =)

Iskrica said...

Perfect! Like bird from paradise.

MetalFimo2 said...

questo pavone é stupendo ,brava passa da me www.metalfimo2.blogspot.com

megha said...

this is absolute beauty,few days back i also drawed peacock to create ,but forgot it. i will now think seriously for it,thanks for you . your post reminded me my pended work.
megha
http://www.meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

ARTiMAGINE said...

Hey,

This peacock must have taken forever to make...

I admire the patience and intricacy...

Great Work....

Anca said...

Beautiful!!! I admire your work and patience for such big projects. Wishing you all the time you need,
Anca

Deepti Aggarwal said...

wow wow wow just awesome dear....

Dr Sonia S V said...

YOu have managed to give a personality to the peacock or is it my imagination!! Your peacock looks so elegant and proud in the splendorous beauty!

Jyoti Agrawal said...

This is stunning. The dimension to the tail is giving it a natural look. Lots of efforts. Amazing arrangement of feathers, so real!

Manasa said...

I am still drooling over this beautifuuul peacock ! This is really very gorgeous and I cant take my eyes off it.

Anita Kumar said...

The most gorgeous peacock ever seen!

Deesha Ruparel said...

Wow! Simply amazing. I was contemplating on an idea (by my hubby) to quill a peacock. But after looking at yours, I think I will let it go on my 'to be' list. Your peacock is simply beautiful... Marvellous quills!!!

farah said...

this is truely amazing

aureliaeugenia said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too,my dear!
Your love for mom must be as it should be:deeper than an ocean,higher than a mountain or geater than a land the eyes can see if you worked so hard for this marvelous peacock!I congrate you with all my heart and soul!
hugs and cheers

Lekha justin said...

Very beautiful creation Suganthi...I can understand the efforts behind it..welldone dear..Gr8 job!!

Shylaashree said...

Beautiful peacock. love this one suganthi

Szalonaisa said...

OMG!!! It must cost you lots of work!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Paula said...

I would like so much to make a peacock quilling... I hope your work to motivate me.

neli said...

Прекрасна работа!!!Много ми харесва!!!

lavina agarwal said...

gorgeous quilling, love the feathers..they definitely depict the hard work went in making them!!

Ann Martin said...

Your peacock is stunning, Suganthi! The tail feathers are exquisite. What a beautiful gift for your mother and I'm sure she treasures it. How fun that she's reading along with your blog now. Hello to her!

anandhirajan said...

wow must have been very difficult to do but you as usual have done it very brilliantly suganthi
anandhirajan

Vidhya Ganesan said...

Really very beautiful! Please do check out my peacock too at http://creationsathome.blogspot.in/2010/04/blessed-nature.html

Sujana Sarath said...

Wow!! awesome peacock. Absolutely amazing!!!
visiting ur blog for the first time!!

viji said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very pretty.
How lucky your mother is Suganthi.........
Fentastic and i dont foun d words other than that.
Keep doing.
viji

Sylvia said...

Absolutely stunning. A very fine piece of quill arts. Love it to the max!

Indira Tanwar said...

It looks so nice! Just like a painting. Lovely shades used for quilling.

Soraya said...

very lovely!

timepasshobbies said...

Zimbly sooper! Absolutely fantastic! :)

sri lakshmi M said...

wow.excellent. no words to say.......

Sande said...

Now that I have picked my jaw up off the desktop and closed my open mouth...all I can say is that this is without a doubt the most extraordinarily beautiful quill work that I have seen.

Lucky would be the person that could owe this. I love peacock's and my Studio theme is peacock's and crowns. I could only hope one day to be able to create something near to this.

Perfection!
Sande

Deepthi said...

Wow!!!!! Master piece!!!!
Couldnt be better....Love it!!!

vishu said...

Wow awesome blog. Very useful and beautiful. I want to follow this blog and try different quilling arts from nowon. Thanku.

Rose Angeline said...

Suganthi,

Im following your blog for two months and I have just started with Quilling..Your works are awesome hope to becum like you one day :)... Where do you buy pre cut Quilling strips right now am using only white A4 sheets to quill.. Please help me out :)

In one of your posts found that you cut these strips manually ..please let me know wat paper you use and where do you buy it .. Thanks :)

suji Balan said...

Its looking outstanding.....superb superb superb no words to say mam... mam im staying in kalpakkam so plz tell me where do u buy these papers n all.. plz reply me mam..

SUGANTHI said...

@Suji, Please Email me for the information.

v-allknit said...

all your quilling projects are beautiful, amazing and worth drooling over, i Started quilling yesterday;) with my kids and did a lot of surfing on net, and came across your projects on goggle images,and then ur blog, and i am so happy to have found it. will keep coming back

Stephanie Pounds said...

Wow! Just wow.

mia said...

BREATHTAKING

Mahalakshmi said...

OMG! Awesome work Suganthi...This is very beautiful...It is very inspiring.