Friday, 22 October 2010
2D quilling - an extra dimension?
Regular followers of Quilliance will know that I've recently started experimenting with using photos of quilling to produce a low-cost range of Christmas cards. (They're proving popular, by the way, and I've sold several packs already!) But this week I've had another idea: why not create the illusion of extra depth by putting real quilling on top of a photo of quilling?
So I started by creating this quilled motif (it's intended to be vaguely suggestive of an unfurling bud/leaves), which I have photographed for use as a background:
I printed this photo on to a card, and then added some 'real' quilling to look like a flower on top:
Voila! A design which looks just like multi-layered quilling, but without the physical extra depth which the real thing would have entailed. Using this technique I can use the same background for many different flower designs, and it will save time, too, because I've only actually had to quill it once!
Is this a useful new dimension in terms of 2D quilling? I'll be interested to hear what people think!