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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Bristol Parchment Exhibition

Well I got there and back safely this time but must confess to being tired.  This trip was the furthest I have driven in a year - but I did it.

The Exhibition was wonderful.  After I  had a long wander around  all the stands and gawped at the incredibly beautiful work on show I came to the conclusion that I don't do parchment - I just play at it.  I am not too despondent about that fact as I know I started learning late in life and I really do enjoy the parchment work that I produce - good or bad.

I had a great time with my tutor Marilyn on her stand and met many lovely people.  Not all of the questions we were asked were expected.  Many of the ones I received were about the source of the case that I use to keep my tools in and from where did I get the sparkly vellum I was using for my Christmas flowers.  I was making sparkly flowers and poinsettias - all in parchment for use as card embellishments.  I sold quite a few and was very pleased. 

On the Sunday evening I joined a whole crowd of the Exhibitors at supper (59 of us).  It was a very pleasant evening.

On Monday Marilyn and I joined many others at Linda Williams' workshop.  A rare privilege for me and I did worry that I was 'punching above my weight' parchment wise.  This is what I have managed to do so far - about 25% of the finished project.

This has been scanned in front of a piece of glitter card just so it can be seen.  It will have a background card when it is all finished.  There is so much more work to be done on the hair and the bow in the hair - let alone the rest of the card.  You can just see the little piece of tape that is behind the face holding a white paper mask to show the colouring.  It may need more yet.



3 comments:

  1. Hi Carol,

    It was lovely to meet you again, I really did enjoy the show and learnt a lot, as you say you only play at it, well I came to the same conclusion. Your flowers are beautiful, they will be kept for a very special card. I did put a piece on my blog about the show.
    Your beautiful face as lovely and I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the design.
    I am glad you got home safely,
    Margaret

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  2. This looks very beautiful carol, would love to see it irl and finished.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  3. This is gorgeous Carol, can't wait to see it when you've finished it. Chris xxx

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