Parchment craft, for those who know about it, is a combination of perforations in parchment, embossing, and using paints and various types of colour to produce some truly stunning work. At its best its beautiful, delicate, and takes quite some time.

However, its possible to use parchment paper without all the intricacy. An example is this one, which took me about 3 hours to do from start to finish (if you think this is a long time, try taking a week to do a card). This is simply a traced design from a book i borrowed from the library, some small amount of simple embossing around the oval frame, but otherwise i used simple colouring pencils and gel pens to colour the rest. However, its beautiful, and i’m really pleased with it – I’ll be doing some more of these.

card with matching envelope

card with matching envelope

Closeup of the central motif is behind the cut.

The flowers here were traced from a book, in pencil, with the colouring filled in via colouring pencils. simple, but effective.

The flowers here were traced from a book, in pencil, with the colouring filled in via colouring pencils. simple, but effective.

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