Parchment Fan - Wall Decor

Hello Parchment Lovers,

Since I learnt Parchment craft, I made few projects of my own. This fan was my first solo project and I am very happy with the way it turned out.

The lady who taught me the Parchment art gave me some free patterns for various projects. So I used the rose panel to make this fan.

It took me longer to finish this project due to its intricate details and a lace pattern. 

I created variation of this pattern by painting the roses and lace and gifted it to my sister in law a wedding present. Also the size of fan was bit small which suited well to the design.
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Collage Ganesha - Recycling craft




Ganpati Bappa Moraya---- Ganesh Festival is soon approaching and everyone must be busy preparing the decorations for the festivities. 
I love celebrating this festival the most. I always love to create some unique art pieces as part of the decorations. I made this collage in 1998 as part of the decoration for Bappa's arrival.    
  
                    





I decided to make a recycled craft that's quick and chic without costing a bomb.  My father collected lots of peacock feathers every year during their molting period. He worked in defence factory which was surrounded by forests on all sides, so lots of natures bounties were to be found. (best way to spend one hour of lunch break, I guess!) 
Materials: 
  1. Peacock feathers, 
  2. Spare Cardboard box lid, 
  3. white thick plain paper, 
  4. Old Wedding Invitation card, 
  5. Glitter, 
  6. Scissors, 
  7. Glue, 
  8. Coloured pencils 
Process: 
  1. Cover the cardboard box lid with white thick sheet.
  2. Arrange the peacock feathers in circular fan shape and glue them one by one when you are happy with the placement.
  3. While the glue is drying start creating the image of Lord Ganesha. I cutout the beautifully carved corners of old wedding invitation card and used it as the crown. The corners were embossed on beige colour paper, I coloured it with colour pencils to brighten it up. 
  4. Use the remaining invitation to cut out the face and body parts of the Ganesha. Paint the details on the back side and paint with appropriate colours. 
  5. Cut out each body part separately so its easy to stick and decorate. 
  6. Add glitter to the edges of all body parts and let it dry.
Time : It takes up to 4 hours from scratch. 

Happy crafting everyone ! Enjoy the festivities 

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Pressed Flowers - Greeting Cards - Part 3



Hello Lovely People, 
Third and final post of the series. Presenting some more pressed flower greeting cards. 
Even a small twig of the weed can be made splendid looking by this art. This art makes you appreciate all the samll wonders of nature. Moths can look hideous and have very waxy thick wings from outside, but the flipsides are very beautiful and can be restyled in this art. 
I would highly recommend teaching this art to 4-5 year old kids, best fun and learn activity. 

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE  SERIES.

Happy Crafting!











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Pressed Flowers - Greeting Cards - Part 2

Hello Readers,

This is the second post in the series of Pressed Flower Art.

All of these cards were made by my Dad. I loved the way he used peacock feathers to create an effect of tree and the way the hut and far away mountains add prespective to the design.

Also I like the way his cards are more elegant with the beautiful strokes of stems and twigs in his cards.

What did you like most about this art ? 






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Pressed Flowers - Greeting Cards - Part 1

Hello Readers,

I am sharing some of my flower pressed greeting cards in three series over the few weeks.

I learnt this art from my father, in 1994-95. He was gifted artist, he was great at painting portraits and nature. He loved pressing flowers and collecting dead butterflies and moths most of his life. So I always had collection of dried flowers and butterflies to make these beautiful greetings.

Some of the cards were also made by him, which I would love to preserve for rest of my life. I have laminated all the cards so the butterflies and flower petals don't fade and are safe to carry through customs office in Australia.

Enjoy these collections..... in coming weeks





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