Parchment Craft, also known as Pergamano, is the art of embellishing and decorating parchment paper (or vellum paper) through the use of techniques such as: embossing, perforating, stippling, cutting and coloring.When I first began learning the fine art of Pergamano, each image was first traced onto vellum using a dip ink pen and white ink before the embossing began. This was, as you might imagine, very tedious, to say the least. Of course, I sometimes love tedious, but don't always have the luxury of that much time. So, I am going to show you a shortcut using rubber stamps. The effect is elegant and unique!
Sin City Stamps Angel Art stamp set
Ink Pads: StazOn Opaque Cotton White; Versamark
Vellum (medium weight)
Embossing Tool (stylus)
Detail white embossing powder
Dies: Spellbinders; Momenta
Stamp large harp onto vellum with white StazOn. Let dry.
Using an embossing tool with a small ball tip, dry emboss the reverse side of the harp image to raise the stamped lines and whiten the vellum even more.
Now, of course, you can skip the embossing with a stylus part and go right for the quick technique, which is to stamp the image with white pigment ink and heat emboss with detail white embossing powder. It may not show well in the photo, but the biggest difference is that the embossing powder leaves a shine.
However, if you are a purist, you may want to try the Pergamano technique. It is quite therapeutic and can be done while watching TV, or waiting to pick up the kids. I really enjoy hand embossing my vellum when I have the time.
No matter which way you prepare your image, the next step is to cut out the harp image with the lacy oval die, which fits quite nicely inside the pink decorative oval die cut (shown below).
Stamp and heat emboss "LOVE" onto scrap of pink card stock with Versamark ink and white embossing powder. Trim with label die.
Die cut a second lacy oval from brown print card stock, and a decorative oval from pink card stock. Here are the pieces you will have for your card front.
I hope I have inspired you today with my Pergamano approach to stamping, or simply stamping an image onto vellum for an easy, beautiful card!
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