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June 30, 2009

Faux Pergamano

I-O Butterfly Tree F2334
This technique gave me an opportunity to learn something else.  I had always said Peragamo and it is Pergamano.  And I found out I wasn't alone.  Hee hee.  There is also some confusion as to whether Norwegians, Danes, or Spanish nuns created the technique.  Genuine Pergamano takes a lot longer to do than what I am about to show you.  I have seen Faux Pergamano done 2 different ways, so I have used both on my card to let you decide what you would like.

The image is Butterfly Tree E2334 by Leigh Hannan.

I-O Butterfly Tree F2334 2

Pergamano is done with vellum (parchment paper). I put my Vellum through the Cuttlebug using the largest die from the Spellbinders Large Oval Scallops. The stack was A Plate, B Plate, Die Cut (sharp edge facing up), vellum, Spellbinders emboss mat (or Lowes gasket), B Plate. Now you are probably wondering why not die cut it before embossing it. Well, because it's vellum, it embosses and cuts it at the same time. I was thrilled when I discovered that.

1.  Quickest Faux Pergamano Method for the Tree: Brilliance Moonlight White was used to stamp the tree in the oval.  Brilliance ink raises up when it is heated and simulates Pergamano lightly done. I turned it over and painted the tree and butterflies with Dye markers. You can use Tombow, SU, etc.

NOTE: The important characteristic of Vellum to remember when selecting your color medium is that when it gets too wet it buckles or curls.  Dye or alcohol inks seem to work fine as long as the area is not saturated with it.  I don't think I would try watercolors.

2.  The closest to Pergamanotechnique was used on the the outside scalloped edge.  I painted it on top with a thick Twinkling H2O Siam White.  It doesn't have any mica or shine to it other than white.  When dry, it was turned over and a Stylus with a medium ball was used to create the puff look you see above.  If it had all been done this way, the white areas of the Butterfly Tree would have all been done from the back, after the color was applied to the tree and butterflies.  It needs to be done on a surface with some give.  Mine was done on the stack of used computer paper that I use for all of my stamping, etc.  If the surface is too soft or you push too hard, the paper can rip.

A piece of white cardstock was cut using a Spellbinders Large Oval die that fits inside the scalloped one.  It was taped on the edge with ATG tape and mounted in the center on the back of the tree.  It was mounted onto a piece of Stardream Serpentine paper.  A 1/4" disc from Magic Matter and a pencil were used around the scalloped edge to create the outside border of the Oval.  It was trimmed and mounted onto a piece of Anna Griffin Designer Paper and then onto a piece of White cardstock embossed with scrolling ivy. Two slits were punched using a small slot punch. The ribbon was threaded through and left free until mounted to the final piece of Designer Paper.

Final Steps:

It was then mounted on another piece of the Anna Griffen cardstock and the ribbon was secured to the back of each side. The words, from Clear Stamps Sentiments I, were stamped on the front with Brilliance Pearlescent Lime and heat embossed to speed drying.  The bow was tied with my Bow-Easy.  A Gold bead cap is from my stash from AC Moore. It was mounted on the cap with a glue dot and a pearl placed on top.  The pears were also added to the opposite corners.  They are all 5MM. Stickles Diamonds and Yellow glitter glues were added to highlight the center of the flower and little swirls on the tree.

Stamps: Butterfly Tree E2334 by Leigh Hannan, Clear Stamps Sentiments I WP16
Paper:Vellum, Stardream Chiara Serpentine,  Anna Griffin Designer Paper, White Embossed cardstock
Inks: Brilliance Moonlight White and Pearlescent Lime, Twinkling H2O's Siam White, SU Markers Gable Green and Pretty-In-Pink
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Oval and Large Oval Scallops dies, Hobby Lobby Ribbon, Bow Easy, Stickles Diamonds and Yellow Glitter Glue, Gold bead cap

There you have it.  A really simple card that took a lot of explaining about Pergamano.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.  I will see you all back here on Thursday I hope for the Greetings for the Guys in Our Lives Challenge.





Absolutely gorgeous, Shirley.
So delicate, beautiful image.
Fabulous techniques!!

Karen x

How cool. Beautiful card.

Beautiful card, what an interesting technique. can't wait to give it a try!

Very beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial, Shirley!

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