Yes, I know…it’s been awhile. LOL What can I say? LOL Trust me…you wouldn’t have wanted to hear from me of late. It has been a rough time lately and I’ve not been in the best frame of mind. This past week made a year since we lost our furry daughter. It has been a rough year altogether, but last week was especially rough. It is easing up now, some.
I did, finally, complete my last lesson in my “Parchment Craft, The Techniques” vol. 5 book; that I started several months ago. Unfortunately, I ended up going my own way with the lesson. LOL I had done quite well with the base layer, but when I started painting it with the watercolor pencils……well, let’s just say, that was a whole ‘nother story! :p Or, would that be ‘a whole ‘nother set of problems? 😉 The painting was so horrible that I ended up removing as much of the color as I could. I pulled out my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and colored the thing instead! Here is the end result:
It isn’t really very good, but trust me, it looks way better than it did! LOL I traced the parts of the design around the border with Tinta Gold ink and a mapping pen. The flower in the center is not traced…it is completely painted/colored only. I, also, did something different with my embossing. I wanted to have parts of the flower and leaves to have a concave look, so I embossed those parts from the front side of the parchment. The rest of the embossing was done in the normal fashion, from the backside of the parchment. I used my Semi-Square perforating tool to perforate the edge around the card, embossed the tiny dots within the perforations, and then cut the edge with my ring-lock parchment scissors. I like the edging quite well.
Now that I am finished with this lesson, I will move on to the next one in the next week or so… 😀 I have ‘life stuff’ happening this week, so I won’t get much play time in my craft room. I have my embroidery project I work on in the evenings while watching television. I’m almost finished with it…only a handful of flowers left to backstitch. 🙂
Until next time…………………………………….