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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Using fancy grids and Cd's with parchment


This is where the true traditionalist parchment devotee will sigh but I want to show how using fancy grids and craft CD's can be used to create a pleasing parchment card without having learned all the skills of this truly beautiful and ancient craft.
I printed the the jug of flowers from a Cd straight on to my parchment paper. On my printer - a Canon - I use Matt Photo Setting - best quality -and remember to let it dry before handling.
I then used a Siesta ruler grid for the border - choosing a part of the pattern that would fit around the image. This is the hardest bit of all but I did a dummy run using paper and pencil - which also told me the size I should set on my printer when I printed the image on the parchment.
I then embossed the appropriate part of the image from the back and then fixed to my backing paper with brads. Ribbons and white half pearls were the finishing touch.

4 comments:

  1. Carol this is exquisite. Can I come over for a lesson??? lol It is so beautiful, I am in awe of this technique. Very pretty card. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

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  2. Gorgeous as always Carol. Hugs x

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  3. So gorgeous, fab parchment grid work as always. Thanks for your tip on settings on a Canon Printer. I have this make.
    Lovely to talk to you this afternoon.
    xx

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  4. I'm sighing over the gorgeousness of this!!
    All your work is soooo incredibly beautiful.
    You are going to get the blame when I order a parchment craft starter set :-))
    I have resisted so far but tis my birthday soon and I will suggest my DD foot the bill...cunning plan or what, lol.
    x

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