Parchment craft is a very fascinating and creative art which is based on working with translucent parchment paper, embossing tools and perforating tools.. We use the embossing tools for tracing, creating small flowers and laces in decorative painting. Because of the unique qualities of parchment paper, you can dry emboss, perforate and even apply different colour medium on it.
There are many projects which you can create :
Beautiful cards Gift tags Scrapbook pages Delicate invitation card Boxes
Like all other forms of art, there are many other possibilities, the only limit is our own imagination!
Just for fun
For those of you, who just want to try out what parchment craft is like, just purchase tracing paper of 105 gm or more and a stylus for a start. If you have a pattern stencil , we can work out a pretty card.
Cut the tracing paper into 4.75 "x 8.25 "
Measure 3.75" from both ends and score.
Hold paper and using a pattern scissors, trim the edge of the top flap.
Turn towards the back of the front flap.
Place pattern stencil on it.
Use the stylus, dry emboss .
On the same side, dry emboss "THANKS "
After trying, if you enjoy the craft and would like to invest more , parchment craft comes with a starter kit too.
Starter kit includes
6 sheets of parchment paper 1 bottle of tinta ink ink white mapping pen embossing tool small ball perforating tool 1 needle blue crayon perforating / embossing pad 7 patterns
As I mentioned earlier, parchment paper is one of the basic materials you need to start with parchment craft. Besides grey translucent parchment paper, there are also various kinds of coloured parchment paper and vellum. Vellum is thinner than ordinary parchment paper and has different coloured prints.