Registered: November 6, 2004 Location: Portland, Ct Posts: 25
Mon, Dec 13, 2004 @ 4:37 AM
Yes CS vellum is thicker than regular vellum but it can be done on regular vellum as well. Just have to be very careful because it will tear. Check out my gallery and take a look at the Thank You card I made by using paint chips. The THANK YOU vellum was done using regular pink vellum.
Listed below are the true directions to create a Pergamano Card.
§ The parchment paper (just like card stock vellum the SU sells) is translucent which makes tracing the pattern easy. You will need a sheet of parchment paper that is about 1-2 cm larger than the actual card.
§ To make sure that the parchment paper does not slip on the pattern tape the paper to the pattern using cello-tape.
§ Most of the designs show the front of the card only, so make sure that you leave enough to fold over to make the back page.
§ Trace pattern in Tinta ink. Although most patterns are traced in white ink any of the Tinta ink colours may be used to trace.
§ Shake the Tinta ink bottle well before using as the ink tends to settle. Stir from time to time using a plastic stir stick to ensure a consistent colour.
§ Some of the small dots shown on the patterns indicate areas that are to be perforated and these do not need to be copied on to the card.(see perforating tips)
§ The dotted fold lines of the card should be copied over with a white pencil crayon.
§ Remove the pen nib from the end of the tracing pen, reverse and replace with the pen nib now showing. This storage space protects the pen nib from damage and should be used to store the pen nib.
§ Tracing should be done lightly with thin lines. Do not press too hard on the tracing pen and keep the pen as upright as possible to generate thin lines. Please note that sometimes when the nib is new the ink will not flow easily because of an oily film left on from the manufacturing process. Rinse the nib under hot water, dry with paper towel and try again.
§ Only dip the pen nib into the ink as far as the hole you see in the middle of the pen nib. This will ensure that only a small amount of ink is used at any one time.
§ Before using the gold ink, stir the ink well using a plastic stir stick. Then with the stir stick, place a drop of gold ink onto the back of the pen nib, then trace.
§ When you are finished tracing do not forget to rinse the tracing pen with water and then dry with a paper towel.
Listed below is my version and how I completed this card.
§ I cut out a piece of card stock vellum, the same size as my card.
§ I then stamped the image using white ink.
§ Once dry, I colored the sections I wanted to stand out with a white colored pencil.
§ I then placed the CS vellum, with the wrong side down, on a piece of foam and with an embossing tool pressed lightly on the sections I just colored in.
§ Did the same with the border. However, to cut out the scalloped finish I used a piercing tool and pierced tiny holes all along the border and then pressed to separate.
§ You’re invited was created by using my computer. I picked a font and then printed the size I need on a plain piece of paper. I placed the CS vellum over the print out a traced the word with the white colored pencil. I then placed the CS vellum, with the wrong side down, on a piece of foam and with an embossing tool pressed lightly on the sections I just colored in.
Check out the link below for some wonderful samples of Pergamano Cards.