This post brings two new concepts to you today, first is that its about Quilling, which is the art of making nifty pictures out of strips of paper that are coiled and shaped and then glued down. The second is that ALL of these images were taken with my cellphone!!!
Horrors! I hear you all say 🙂 What happened to that perfectly good 7D you paid all that money for? Well, gentle readers, I confess I was so excited at having crafted these quilled cards and giving them to their intended victims, that I FORGOT TO TAKE A PHOTO OF THEM! *nods* I know, its shocking.
It is also testament to how much fun quilling is and how delighted I was with the results that I couldn’t wait to share them. These images are from three cards I made recently, one for a birthday (the Butterfly) and the other two were thankyou cards.
So I did what any intrepid photographer does and grabbed my trusty cellphone. At the time I was test driving the HTC One V and the camera on it is vastly better than the one on my old phone, so I tried it out with closeups of my work, and as you can see, its a bit grainy but does quite a good job, for an on-the-spot camera.
I was caught out with the overhead lighting on the Buttefly shot, you can see my fingers in the bottom corner of this shot, but it was about capturing the image for recording rather than getting the perfect shot, so now I can share it with you.
For those interested in seeing how Quilling is actually done, these links should help
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB6g9XTFC0s – short video
http://craftzine.com/101/quilling/ – good clear images and instructions