Saturday, 20 August 2011

Turning the ghost on its head

Regular followers of Quilliance will know that I have been experimenting with mounting quilled motifs on to a shadowy digital background image of quilled shapes, to create a kind of 'ghostly' layered effect. The results seem to have been very well received, so I decided to experiment some more ...

This time I've been much bolder with the background image, colouring it in with the idea of placing some paler 'real' quilled shapes on top - in other words, "turning the ghost on its head"!!

I also played about with the digital background shapes in Photoshop, applying the 'Fresco' and 'Plastic Wrap' artistic filters to the images, creating what I hope are some new and interesting effects.

Well, here's the result - an abstract card design which makes me think of flowers and butterflies in a colourful meadow. I think there's a huge amount of creative potential with this new 'combination' technique, so I expect I'll be posting more before too long!


  1. I love when you do these experiments. The effect is wonderful!

  2. I do like the look of this effect and the first thing I thought when I saw the second picture was butterflies.

  3. wonderful I love it!
    Greetings Baukje

  4. beautiful cards.. very nice colors. Please do check out and comment on my handmade quilled cards at



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