A couple of years ago I did a Quilling Basics article for CardMaker Magazine. The editor contacted me last summer about a special issue of card making techniques that was being compiled, to ask if I would send in a new pattern to supplement the original article. I submitted this floral design which is affixed to one of my favorite pre-embossed card blanks from DCWV.
Because the coils are quite small, it's not a quilling pattern I would necessarily recommend for beginners, but with the information provided in the article, it's one that could be built up to with practice.
The 37 Popular Techniques for Card Making - Fall issue - is now available from Annie's Attic as a digital download or as a print copy.
Speaking of digital, perhaps you remember my post about digital quilling that had been created by The Observatory in the Channel Islands. It generated a great discussion about traditional vs. digital quilling. Yesterday I was pleased when one of the graphic artists, Robbie, commented on the post. I'm sharing his response here, in case anyone is interested in his generous offer:
Hi there. I was one of the 2 guys that created these images and would just like to say thanks for the kind words. For those of you that are interested in how they were made, firstly Paul (one of our designers) created the flat vector in Adobe Illustrator using the work of the amazing Yulia Brodskaya as a point of reference (http://www.artyulia.com/).
I imported this vector in Cinema 4D and extruded it, setup the lights and camera and experimented with the final look. As the 'Artist Directory' image was the final piece for a client, we decided to strip out all colours we'd previously used and have plain 'paper' against a grey background.
If anyone is interested in a more in-depth process, let us know at beobserved.com and we could do a tutorial.
This is another digital example created by The Observatory for an exclusive events company. Really lovely, I think.