Quilling and my Cell Phone


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.

Flower Closeup

Flower Closeup

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



About lensaddiction

Mad keen photographer figuring it out as she goes!
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10 Responses to Quilling and my Cell Phone

  1. mississhippi says:

    Beautiful work! You are very crafty as well as a photographer – well done!

    • lensaddiction says:

      Thanks, I tend towards the less common/popular crafts. While I can sew I dont really enjoy it, and can’t knit to save myself. But I like making pretty things 🙂

      • mississhippi says:

        I can’t sew either. My mum makes beautiful clothes – they just don’t interest me (to make that is) 🙂 And I’d love to be able to crochet but can’t.

        I’ve seen some fantastic quilling work over the years at shows – it is not something I’ve ever really thought about doing, but I like the outcome. Paper crafts are quite fantastic really.

        I have a series of magazines (7 volumes) that came out in the 70s here called ‘Golden Hands’ – you’d love them. All those old crafts that just aren’t done that much now. My step mum was going to toss them out and I snaffled them. Hey, if there are any bobbin lace patterns in there I’ll scan them and send them to you.

    • lensaddiction says:

      I cant reply on your other post for some reason, yes the lace patterns would be interesting if you find any torchon ones, but don’t go to any major trouble 🙂

  2. Love the cute ducks; sounds like you’re thoroughly enjoying yourself! Roll on with the creativity….

  3. Beautiful technique! I ‘ll try that too! Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  4. Jenn says:

    Lol tried this once … Still jave the gear …its a wonderful craft 🙂

  5. Sherri Stone says:

    These are great! I confess to never having tried to quill before. I can imagine these cards made some smiles happen when they were received!

    • lensaddiction says:

      I was seized with inspiration to make a present for a friend and it started from there. I have been interested in it for a while and it looked like fun and something you can do without heaps of expensive equipment

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