Colorful Parakeet

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In this lesson, 3D artist Midori Hattori introduces you to needle felting!
She'll teach you how to make an adorable cockatiel with a cute crest!




In this lesson, Hattori will explain step by step how to make a colorful cockatiel.
The cockatiel's beady little eyes and fluffy crest will melt your heart!

Needle felting (wool felting) is a relatively new craft, and it's still continuously evolving. New needle felting materials and tools are being introduced constantly.

In today's lesson, you will use a new needle felting acrylic material called Aclaine. You will learn how to shape it into a cute cockatiel.

Midori Hattori, a popular object artist, will teach you the most basic techniques of needle felting.
She'll explain each process carefully, so even beginners will be able to follow along.

Today's lesson will feature the following:

◆ How to make the crest and tail
◆ How to add colored Aclaine to a differently-colored Aclaine
◆ How to form small details, such as the beak and cheeks

The lesson will teach you these thing and more.

Once you learn the basic techniques, you'll be able to make many variations. Even beginners will be able to make cockatiels of various shapes and colors.



By adding colored material to other colored material, you'll be able to create vibrant, beautiful pieces. They are almost like paintings!

Aclaine is available in a vast array of colors. Use the colors you like to make your own cute cockatiel.

If you have a pet cocktiel, you can choose the same colors as your pet to make a bird that is just like your beloved companion!

Also, if you master the technique used for the rest and tail, you'll be able to use it to make the manes of horses. It's a technique you can use in many other animals.

Take this opportunity to master the basics of needle felting and hand make an adorable cockatiel yourself!
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