Hands on Upcycling my age old footwear

The other day I went to market to buy a pair of sandals and there was a particular design that I was looking for. I wanted sandals bearing flowers on them. Searched and scanned entire market but couldn’t fine one. 😦 

After coming back I was sitting and gazing on my old ones if I could do with any one of them and an age old pair of sandals caught my eye.  With little pieces of fabric, some old buttons and glue, voila!! I got what I was looking for 😀 

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Parchment Craft Baby Shower Card

In this season of festivals and gifts the most precious gift of God to mankind is the Life, but more than that is the ability to oneself give birth to a life – a baby. Dedicating my next piece of parchment craft – a baby shower greeting card to all the new mums and soon-to-be mums this season ❤ ❤

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Parchment Lace for borders

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Parchment Craft Greeting Card – ‘For You’

Festivals are a great way to meet and greet people and a traditional way of doing that is through greeting cards. Having learnt Parchment Craft in my recent times, I tried my hands on a card in parchment. With combined usage of embossing and perforating I designed a greeting card ‘For You’ 😉

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Combined use of embossing and perforating on the vertical border to give lace-like look

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Quilled Name Plate as Wedding Keepsake

Weddings are on and so are the seasons of exchanging gifts. Not only others but people also gift themselves…especially if they are getting married…their wedding keepsakes. But how would it be if your best friend is getting married and you gift her/him a keepsake for the most special event of her/his life with all your love and good wishes?? Something similar happened with one of my clients… She had one of her friends getting married and wanted to gift her a quilled name plate as wedding keepsake. She asked me to design one. I quilled one such piece keeping the work minimal using pastel colored quill strips with metallic finish.
Here is the pic of that very wedding keepsake…

Quilled Name Plate as Wedding Keepsake

Quilled Name Plate as Wedding Keepsake

Combed Flower and Leaves

Combed Flower and Leaves

Combed Leaves, Fringed Flowers and Marquise Flower

Combed Leaves, Fringed Flowers and Marquise Flower

Text written in Bee-Hive Quilling

Text written in Bee-Hive Quilling

Parchment Paper Book Mark

To start with, parchment craft is a combination of embossing and perforating the paper. Being translucent, and design can be traced on the parchment sheet. This done through a specific acrylic white ink meant specially formulated for parchment craft. After the ink has dried, turning the sheet upside down, the design is embossed from the back side with the help of embossing tool. Also, the paper has a feature of getting opaque and white when embossed. This feature combined with white ink give a solid white design engraved on the parchment sheet. Further, the borders are not cut but pricked and perforated with the help of perforating tool. after perforating, extra paper from the border is detached. Also, pricking is also used within the embossed design to give a lace-like look.

Here is a snapshot of Parchment Paper Book Mark…

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WP_20131003_008 - Copy Perforation within embossing