Tuesday, 14 February 2012
An eccentric, asymmetric butterfly!
When I posted the picture of this 'fantasy flower' on Facebook yesterday, a member of the Quillers and Cardmakers Group commented that it reminded her of a butterfly ... and looking at it again, I have to agree.
So today I decided to use the 'cut eccentric coil' technique again - but this time with the express intention of creating a pair of wings for this new butterfly:
I also used the technique of 'twisting' some of the cut ends using a very fine slotted tool, which I think enhances the overall shape.
The metallic-edged pearlised strips are a new addition to my stock, which I purchased recently from JJ Quilling Design - a great source of unusual speciality strips. They are white on one side and metallic on the other, with a very glitzy metallic edging that really catches the light. I'm sure it will be possible to produce lots of interesting effects with these - can't wait to experiment further!