This art arose in Europe many centuries ago, back in the Middle Ages, nuns used this technique to create works of a religious orientation, and made bookmarks for Holy Scripture with its help. Now this technique is reviving and strengthening its position. This is not surprising, because transparency, delicacy and apparent lightness will captivate everyone who has ever seen something like this.
Pergamano is a technique for working with parchment paper (tracing paper), which is processed by embossing and perforation. The manufacturing technology is as follows: a sheet of tracing paper is fixed on a template with a pattern (tracing paper should be special, ordinary stationery will not work, but more on that later). With a white pencil, the drawing is transferred from the template to tracing paper, as a result, the front side of the postcard is obtained. Then you need to remove the tracing paper from the template, turn it over and put it on the mat. The drawing can be outlined with the embossing tool, and the necessary holes can be made with the piercing tool (pencil), if desired, the drawing can be colored and cut out the necessary parts from it. At the end of the work, the uneven pencil lines are neatly removed with an eraser.
Now let's get back to paper. This technique requires a dense tracing paper - 150 g / m², ordinary tracing paper is too thin and does not withstand strong pressure, tracing paper for parchment is also distinguished by the fact that it is covered with a special wax, due to which, under pressure, a white trace remains on the tracing paper sheet, which is additional decoration.
Here are the tools you might need for Pergamano:
- Prikel-pencils (piercing tools). They are of different types - with several needles in one handle (the number can be up to 12 needles), using such a tool you can easily and simply make a drop, a flower, or just any geometric shape from small holes;
- Embossing pencil (different diameters of balls and different intensities of pressure during embossing will allow you to achieve a beautiful volume and shades of gray and white);
- Template for drawing;
- Watercolor pencils;
- Wax crayons or crayons;
- Multi-colored ink;
- Fountain pen;
- Sharp scissors (you can use special scrap, you can just manicure).
For clarity, you can watch a couple of videos:
And now we suggest just admiring the work of the craftswomen in this technique.