Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Using fancy grids and Cd's with parchment

This is where the true traditionalist parchment devotee will sigh but I want to show how using fancy grids and craft CD's can be used to create a pleasing parchment card without having learned all the skills of this truly beautiful and ancient craft.
I printed the the jug of flowers from a Cd straight on to my parchment paper. On my printer - a Canon - I use Matt Photo Setting - best quality -and remember to let it dry before handling.
I then used a Siesta ruler grid for the border - choosing a part of the pattern that would fit around the image. This is the hardest bit of all but I did a dummy run using paper and pencil - which also told me the size I should set on my printer when I printed the image on the parchment.
I then embossed the appropriate part of the image from the back and then fixed to my backing paper with brads. Ribbons and white half pearls were the finishing touch.


  1. Carol this is exquisite. Can I come over for a lesson??? lol It is so beautiful, I am in awe of this technique. Very pretty card. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  2. Gorgeous as always Carol. Hugs x

  3. So gorgeous, fab parchment grid work as always. Thanks for your tip on settings on a Canon Printer. I have this make.
    Lovely to talk to you this afternoon.

  4. I'm sighing over the gorgeousness of this!!
    All your work is soooo incredibly beautiful.
    You are going to get the blame when I order a parchment craft starter set :-))
    I have resisted so far but tis my birthday soon and I will suggest my DD foot the bill...cunning plan or what, lol.


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