PHEW!!!! It's been a very long time since it's taken me a full week to complete a project!! The previous post (Perga-Zen© "Stars Forever") took almost that long but this wall decoration is the second of the pair and it almost brought me to my knees.....lol
My goal with this Perga-Zen© - "Sampler" was to try not to duplicate technique/tool/grid too often AND to use as many parching tools as possible from my own inventory!! WHOA!!!! Half way through I surely felt I had bitten off way more than I could chew but I was absolutely determined to come as close to my own goal as I possibly could, so I plugged along.....got a few horrid headaches....almost ran out of tools to use because I don't have a large collection of them....was totally cross-eyed by the end of each days work and I gave my own creativity a run for it's money!!!!!
I LOVE a challenge....I LOVE having a goal and working my butt off to reach it.....I LOVE creating new, 'out of the box' things....I LOVE when it all comes together in the end :))
Okay, is everybody ready to see the second of the wall decoration pair??
|Perga-Zen© - "Sampler" Wall Decoration|
Well now...everyone is thinking/saying/wondering what's the big deal with this? It 'looks' like any other parchment project. Go back and read the second paragraph once again.....then come back and take a good, long, hard look at this wall decoration again. Now, as I stated above, I do not have a huge parching inventory so I did end up having to use a few things more than once, but for those of you who have every parching tool under the sun, you will be in creative heaven!! How long has it been since you actually used all those tools that you paid high prices for and either never, or rarely, use? Dust them off.....join in the challenge.....let's see what you come up with!!
Here is a list of the tools I used on my project:
Every embossing tool I have.....from stylus up to the largest ball size
Bold and fine one needle perforating tool
Two needle perforating tool
Small and medium sun tool
Small and medium shader
Multi Grid #4 and #19
A&D Design Multi Grid #PS121, #PS108, #PS101
Micron Pen Black #05 and #08
If you're not sitting down......sit down now because here comes the pattern!!!! Simply click on the image (to enlarge it) then right click to save it to your local drive.
|Perga-Zen© Sampler Pattern|
It is exactly the same as what I worked my project from. It is a copyright free web design found in one of my browsing journeys years ago, and the challenge to anyone who wants to take it on is:
Be as creative as you want with this pattern and use as many of your parching tools as you possibly can while trying not to duplicate any technique, or tool, unless absolutely necessary.
Feel free to refer back to my interpretation of the pattern, however, in the challenge, you may not copy what I have done.....use your own creative juices and make your project a very unique, special creation.....a true "one of a kind" parchment wall decoration :))
When your CHALLENGE PERGA-ZEN© SAMPLER wall decoration is complete, please send a scan/photo back to me (if you would like to, that is!!) and we'll share it, in the Guest Gallery, with everyone.
Come on now everyone, let's have some fun!! I challenged myself with this project....let's see what you can do with this pattern :)) Good luck and let that creative energy inside you come out.....try something new!!