I was thrilled when I opened the May kit. I've wanted to play around with the parchment pergamano technique. The kit included a Clearprint Vellum book which contains a form of parchment, so my chance had arrived!
(1) Stampendous, n*studio stamp set, Wired
(1) Stencil Girl, n*studio, 6x6 stencil
(1) Clearprint, 6x8 Clear Vellum Field Book
(1) PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint, Pumpkin Soup
(1) PaperArtsy, Fresco Finish Paint, Beach Hut
(1) Imagine Crafts Fireworks Spray Mist, New Sprout
(1) Royal Langnickel Oil Pastel 12 piece set
(1) Prima Marketing Chalk Edger Ink, Pastel Peach
(1) Prima Marketing Chalk Edger Ink, Pastel Green
(3) Maya Road Metal Clips (random)
(3) Prima Wood Embellishments (random)
Valued at over $45
Amazing Crafting Products:
Amazing Mold Putty
Amazing Casting Resin
Alumilite Alumidust Powders - Gold, Cotton Candy, Lt. Green, Bright Blue
Parchment Pergamano Technique
Stencils are often used as guides with pergamano so I decided to use the typewriter from the kit.
It's a bit difficult to describe the process so I'm going to start by showing you the finished embossing. The Clearprint Vellum book has two covers, one a heavier vellum (which is desirable for pergamano), and the other a slick cardstock with printing.
I placed the stencil on the back of the translucent vellum and ran my embossing tools in the open spaces so the raised surface would be on the front of the book. Here you can see how the vellum turns white and is raised.
I used two different sized ball styluses for most of my embossing. For the tightest, narrowest places I used the tip of a palette knife, and to even out the large areas, I used a pencil eraser.
When I was done, this is what the front cover looked like.
With a waterproof black pen, I sketched in the image of a piece of paper on the inside cover, and then painted around it with Beach Hut.
I inked up the stamp with Pumpkin soup and stamped circle all around the pages, keep the 'paper' clear. I added a second layer of Beach Hut to the top portion of the page so there would be a 'wall' and a 'desk' area.
I always seem to forget to photograph at least one step, LOL. Laying the vellum cover down so I could see the stamped circles underneath, I took a waterproof black pen and outlined them. Then I turned the vellum over and used the pergamano technique to create white outlines.
With a red oil pastel, I colored on the back side of the vellum, leaving the embossed areas white. I used a paper stump to smooth out the color.
I spritzed the front of the vellum with the Fireworks spray.
And sponged on some Pumpkin Soup in some areas. I then wiped off most of the Pumpkin Soup so it just tinted most areas, except where the Clearprint logo was. I left it dark to help cover the logo, and to be the base for the dragonfly.
Gluing the Covers Together
Once everything was dry, I used a foam brush
to spread gel medium on the inside cover.
I pressed the vellum cover down to glue both covers together. While it was drying, I used the largest ball stylus tip to work beside the embossed areas so they'd be sure to adhere. I didn't apply too much pressure though, as I didn't want to leave marks.
I set the book aside and went to work on the 3D embellishments.
Creating the Dragonflypost). I made a dragonfly knot with waxed thread, mixed even amounts of both putties, and pushed the putty around the knot, resulting in a shallow but nicely detailed mold.
To color the dragonfly, I brushed Alumidust Powders into the mold.
I cast my dragonfly with Amazing Casting Resin, mixing equal amounts of Parts "A" and "B", and then stirring until all swirls were gone, about 2-3 minutes. I poured quickly – the resin will set within minutes.
My finished dragonfly glowed with color!
For the wire elements, I placed some gel medium and some Alumidust on my craft sheet, and dragged the wires through the gel first and then the Alumidust. I dabbed the gel medium on the wood pieces and used a paint brush to pick Alumidust and brushed it on.
List of tools used:
- E6000® Adhesive
- Gel Medium
- Waterproof black pen
- 2 sizes Ball stylus
- Palette knife
- Pencil Eraser
- Make-up sponge
- Foam Brush
- Paint Brush
- Paper Stump
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