Wednesday, 14 April 2010
When I was helping on a 'Parchment' stand at a craft show earlier in the year we were very pleased to meet and talk to a great many would be parchers but some were worried that as they couldn't paint or draw that perhaps the craft wasn't for them. This does not have to be true. Whilst we are learning the craft, and it is true that to learn all the aspects properly it takes quite a while, there are ways of using other craft mediums to help achieve work of which to be very proud. Stamping directly on to parchment instead of tracing or drawing is one way but you can also use many of already available images on craft cd's or photographs.
The above card is made using a photo that I took last year of a Dahlia in a park in France. I printed the image straight onto parchment paper, worked a gridwork border around it and then embossed the flower from the back. I did each petal individually which seemed to bring the flower to life and I think makes a very acceptable card. The photograph above was taken halfway through the embossing process to show the difference between the embossed part and the unembossed part of the flower head.
The photo above the posting here shows the completed card.