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Introducing Pergamano Parchment Craft | Parchment Craft Designs

Updated on November 11, 2014
Colored Flower Done with Parchment Craft Technique
Colored Flower Done with Parchment Craft Technique | Source

Discover this Beautiful Paper Craft

This page introduces the paper craft known as parchment craft. You will find information, tools, links and video demonstrations showing Pergamano parchment products.

Parchment Craft involves creating beautifully embossed, delicate designs on parchment paper. The craft utilizes a combination of techniques which include pattern tracing, embossing, stippling, perforating and coloring.

Many people know parchment craft by the brand name of Pergamano. Although parchment craft in various forms has been around for centuries, Pergamano Parchment Craft originated in the Netherlands. This craft is highly popular in Europe, becoming popular in South America and just beginning to appear in North American craft stores.

The picture to the left is a design that was incorporated onto a greeting card.

As you can see, even brand new beginners can turn out an attractive project -- although at the advanced level, this parchment craft is truly an art form and requires considerable practice to master.

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Starter Kit

Pergamano Parchment Craft Starter Kit
Pergamano Parchment Craft Starter Kit

I purchased this kit and was pleased with it. It contains all you need plus excellent instructions.


Basic Parchment Craft Tools

As is true with most crafts, one can purchase many, many tools and supplies to create parchment projects. However, beginners can start with very few.

If you are planning on using the Pergamano products, their Starter Kit contains all the tools you need to begin -- including seven patterns and enough parchment paper to create the seven projects.

The starter kit contains the following tools and supplies:

1. A tracing pen and one bottle of white Tinta ink

2. One Dorso crayon for tinting parts of all of a project

3. One embossing tool

4 One "I tool" used for stippling and perforating.

These tools are really all you need to get started. You can often purchase them individually at craft stores or at various online stores, including Amazon and eBay.

The many other tools and supplies can be added as your skill progresses, or as desired.

Video Demos of Pergamano Projects

Lazy Crafters Guide to Pergamano Paper Crafts

The Shortcuts

Those looking for shortcuts to creating Pergamano Parchment Craft sometimes "cheat" by tracing the pattern with a white gel pen. It's not "the real thing" but it works.

Another shortcut involves using a rubber stamp and stamping ink instead of a Pergamano pattern. The video below demonstrates this technique.

Stamped Pergamano Video

Baby Card  Made with Parchment Craft
Baby Card Made with Parchment Craft

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      Marie 3 years ago

      I used to do quite a bit of parchment craft but I haven't for some years - I think as I tend to go through phases of different crafts. Perhaps it is time for me to revisit it - I prefer the real thing to the cheat version too. Love your hummingbird piece.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      I see you did your own video for this project! Nice!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I LOVE IT!


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      PennyHowe 5 years ago

      Never heard of this before and so thanks again for enlightening me. I will have to give it a try. Wishing you a fantastic day.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Judith Nazarewicz: Do give it a try. It is beautiful work and fun to do.

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      Judith Nazarewicz 5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      I love crafts but this one is new to me..can't wait to try it.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @EpicFarms: LOL I understand exactly what you mean. I have a similar length on my ever growing to-try craft ideas.

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      EpicFarms 5 years ago

      I've never heard of it before either. I tried to talk myself out of coming here, because I'm an out of control craft-a-holic (ha). Very pretty indeed, and I'm adding it to my list of awesome creative things to try (which is approximately 300 feet long and in 2 point type (oy).

      Fun lens! ;o)

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      yayas 5 years ago

      I've never heard of Pergamano Parchment Craft before. I want to try this out for myself.

      I surely did enjoy your visit to my 'Real Ghost Stories From My Grandmother'. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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      cmadden 5 years ago

      This is new to me - very attractive.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @ottoblotto: Thanks. It is a lovely craft, especially when done by the experts.

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

      I bought a kit but have yet to open it and try making any... lovely lens!

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      ottoblotto 5 years ago

      I've never seen this before; pretty cool!

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Helene-Malmsio: I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @FunMoneyBusiness: Your MIL must be quite skilled at this craft. I am a relative newcomer to this beautiful technique.

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      Sharyn Read 6 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      Great lens! My mother-in-law teaches pergamano classes at a local community gathering in Australia - it is gaining in popularity! Well done!

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @hsschulte: Thank you.

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      So pretty!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      We have just set up a new parchment craft online store. We offer free patterns and starter kits to help you get started in parchment craft. If you are interested then check out the link below! :)

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      Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

      Thank you for the introduction to pergamano parchment craft. I can hardly wait to try it out.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      Looks interesting

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Another short cut is to print your pattern in reverse then just trace your outlines with a fine ball tool. No more double lines.

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      Sherry Venegas 9 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I admire this paper craft. Someday maybe I will try it.