Saturday, March 1, 2014

Playing With Parchment

Hello Everyone and I hope your weekend is going well.  Lovely Saturday here in Upper Hutt.  I've been playing with parchment/vellum these last few days and I've posted the resulting cards today for you to see.  I haven't used any parchment/vellum for ages.  I did do some Pergamano a few years ago but whilst it is beautiful it is just too time consuming for me. These few cards vary from quick and simple to more time consuming ones.  I LOVE the look I achieved by dry embossing the parchment with normal embossing folders and my E-Bosser.  It gives a similar look to Pergamo but MUCH quicker. The other two cards have a parchment/vellum overlay which gives a lovely (I think) soft, muted effect.  The golden rule when stamping on parchment is to use an archival ink which WILL dry.  Having said that, I did use Adirondack Pitch Black to stamp the rose on the parchment because I wanted to use my ProMarkers (alcohol based) to colour the image and if you use archival ink it reacts with the markers and smudges.  So how did I get the Adirondack to dry??  I left the image for a while and then gently blotted  the image to see how wet it still was.  I then heat set it making sure to keep the heat gun WELL away from the surface.  A little patience required but it worked eventually.


  1. WOW Elaine, this are really stunning. Love all of these designs.

    1. Thanks Ali. Got my posting problem sorted it seems so hopefully posts will be a bit more regular. Glad you like :o))