Parchment Craft Magazine August 2014
Parchment Craft Magazine August 2014 issue.
A delicate lace border surrounds a design of bells with flowing ribbons and tiny flowers some of which are 3 dimensional.
The Mr & Mrs can be omitted and you can add another greeting of your choice.
Step by step instructions can be found below, I hope you find them useful.
Try to achieve very fine lines with your mapping pen and ink.
Trace a few flowers on a separate piece, these will be your 3D flowers.
Following the grid pattern given in the Parchment Craft Magazine start in the bottom right hand corner and continue until you have a perforated lace patterned border. Remove form the grid
Emboss on the back dots inside the lace work as shown in the picture, you can do this do this free hand or cheat and use a pre patterned grid (I used the Siesta Tulip Grid) as this as holes that fit very neatly into the lace work, but you can use any grid you have for this, by using a grid in this way your embossed dots will be very neat and evenly sized.
Be careful not to press to hard with this tool as you are likely to go through your parchment.
Start with the inside lace sections as shown.
Imagine you are standing inside the section you are cutting out.
Cut the 4 pairs of holes first and then cut the 4 diagonal holes.
Cutting the diagonals can be a bit tricky as the holes are further apart so take your time.
Apply the colour on the back direct from the pen, apply the colour in what you think the shaded areas will be.
Using the blender pen (if you don't have one of these you can use a damp round paint brush)
Drag the colour into the other areas this gives a graduation of colour from a deep shade to a paler shade.
The colours I used were Dusty Concord for ribbons and words, Worn Lipstick for the main flowers, Dusty Concord for the 3D flowers and Barn Door for the hearts.
Attach your design onto a piece of card using a sewing technique following some of the inside perforations in the lace border.
I would love to see your version of this design please post a picture to my face book page or your own page and tag me in it or the Parchment Craft Magazine face book page, links below.
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