Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Just look what I found in Photoshop!

If you are a regular follower of Quilliance, you may remember that I did some quilling last year inspired by the style of the 19th century English artist William Morris.  I love the bold, swirly, leafy designs that Morris produced, so you can imagine my excitement when I came across some very similar ornamental patterns in the 'Shapes' menu of Photoshop Elements (version 9):

Using the Photoshop software, I combined the square motif I had found with some zig zag lines on-screen, reduced the opacity of the image to make it appear light grey, and saved the whole thing as a 'png' file which could then be printed on to a card like this:

Next I added a little quilling, using some more of my new metallic-edged strips ... and here's the end result:

I've tried just to create a 'suggestion' of the underlying pattern with my quilled shapes, utilising colours that echo the green, red, orange and gold of autumn leaves. I wonder whether William Morris would have approved?


  1. Your work is wonderful I love it!
    Greetings Baukje

  2. Brilliant. I absolutely love it. You are so full of wonderful ideas

  3. Beautiful! Looks great with the background you found! Cannot wait to see what new discoveries you will make:)

  4. Beautiful, love how you combined the two,and love the colors, nice effect!!!!



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