I had mentioned in my previous post there are many, many other crafts, such as all the different thread lace patterns, we can research and convert to parchment craft and this post will provide another medium from which designs can be converted to parchment with a wee bit of imagination, patience and an imaginative eye!!! This time we will be making PARCHMENT MANDALAS. I will be making many more parchment mandalas this year along with many more lace conversion projects.....PLUS, there will be more "ideas and inspiration" on things that can be done with my own parchment craft techniques such as "Etched Glass" and printing direct to parchment.
Below is an OWL MANDALA design I have just completed in parchment craft/pergamano and there are lots and lots of FREE (and royalty free) mandala patterns on the web....all that's required to have them is the time and patience to search for them and download them for future use :))
|Mandala Converted to Parchment Craft|
My OWL MANDALA is 8" X 8" and I have to admit....IT WAS DEFINITELY A CHALLENGE!!!! I love a challenge and am always searching for something different in my craft.....and I'm well known for "stepping out of the box" (as we say here in America!!) frequently, but this design requires some serious mental attention (without disruptions while perforating and cutting) so I'm now passing along the challenge to any parchers out there who would like to take on this project!!!
Above is the pattern for the OWL MANDALA. To download simply right click and 'save image as' to your own local drive. My challenge to you is to complete a PARCHMENT OWL MANDALA project....then send it to me and I will happily share your work with my readers!!! It's always fun to see how others interpret a pattern/design. By this, I mean, let your minds eye take in all there is with the image of the pattern and if you see/imagine something a bit different than what I might see in the pattern, then you should always feel free to interpret any pattern/design the way YOU see it. Maybe you prefer just having the owl on the mandala with no background design....or maybe you want to make a totally different background design behind the owl. Use your own imagination and let's see what you come up with!!
Best wishes and good luck to everyone who would like to partake in the challenge. Coming soon will be a new challenge using another conversion technique to parchment craft so stay tuned :-)
Hugs to all,