I have been doing lots of parching over the last few weeks, I am finding it very enjoyable. I still haven't got most of the tools but I have been improvising and making do. The hardest thing is matching a colour for the back of the parchment as it changes the look of the colours. Here area the cards that I have made so far. I have tried to make each one a little bit different so that I am learning new ideas all the time.
This was the first card that I made for my Mum's Birthday
I have finally managed to finish my Aran jumper, it seems to have taken for ever. I am pleased with the jumper but my husband doesn't like the colour but being a woman I will take no notice and wear it anyway.
I have been watching a couple of programmes on the HOCHANDA channel about parchment craft and found myself very taken by the techniques. I have bought a pair of parchment scissors and some paper and these are my cards that I have made so far.
This was the first card that I made, I haven't tried the perforating techniques yet so I embossed the pattern and then painted on the reverse,
with this card I traced the rose pattern and then embossed the white parts with the embossing tools and then painted on the reverse. The border was made by drawing lines on the parchment to make the frill effect. There are lots of ways to use the different techniques and I can't wait to get stuck in!
Here is a little crochet owl that I like the look of and just had to make it.
The next photo is a picture of something my mum found that belonged either to her mum or her auntie. We think it may be some kind of knitting object but other than that we know nothing about it. If anyone knows what it is and how to use it please let me know. The wooden wheel at the bottom turns round.