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Friday, May 13, 2011

Flourish Phoenix

So after I created my phoenix, I was looking on the web at other phoenixes and came across this really beautiful tattoo design. It looked like filigree to me so I immediately thought that I wanted to quill it. Sometimes designs just speak to you - this one definitely did to me!

I thought it would look really nice if I used the same colors I did for my other phoenix - reds, oranges and yellow. I used red for the main coils (insides), then wrapped it with orange and then again with yellow. I like how it turned out. I just wish I were a better photographer so you could see more vividly the colors. The picture doesn't do the finished project justice. Oh well!

I promise this will be the last phoenix for a while. I have a few more phoenix designs I want to create one day, but I will file those away for now and create something different next. I'm ready for a new subject now that I have this beautiful piece finished.


  1. Great translation of the tattoo. Are you thinking of framing the pair and hanging them side by side?

  2. I hadn't thought of that. I just framed it by itself, but that would have been something nice to show (except I'd be paranoid it would show all my imperfections on my quilled work versus the real one). I have a photo of how it looks in it's frame, I will update the blog post to show it in it's frame for you.

  3. Great to have you back in blog land and your quilling is great

  4. Love this phoenix too... I have always loved them, and yours are fantastic! Hugs, antonella :-)

  5. This is really cool... does the phoenix hold a special meaning for you? Well done on translating it to quilling. :)

  6. Twirledpeace, in answer to your question - The phoenix doesn't really have a special meaning to me - other than I love fantasy art and felt it was appropriate to quill a phoenix after having taken a two year hiatus from quilling. This one is the second Phoenix I quilled and the reason I quilled it, too, is simply because I thought it was a beautiful design that would look lovely quilled.

  7. Hello,
    I am a graphic designer currently assisting in a Guild (video game group). I came across this image and fell in love with it, but I am having trouble tracking down the original artist/source. I am intending to draw my own version of this piece, but did not want to put it on the website without knowing it's origin. If you could help me out, I would really appreciate it.


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  9. I initially found it on a blog: tattoo-designs123.blogspot.com, but it appears the blog no longer exists. I also just found it on another tattoo website, but it's author is unknown. I know it was a tribal tattoo. Sorry I can't provide more information. I simply don't know who to credit for this beautiful design.


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