Feb 20 2012

Parchment Craft – The Techniques (step-by-step) – Volume 7

It’s been a while since I last posted Pergamano’s  The Techniques series. I’ve completed the series of books and am sharing the final volume, Volume 7, which illustrates painting utilizing several different painting media. The painting is challenging and takes practice. I have several cards to show you over the next few weeks. While I have not mastered these painting techniques, I am having fun learning and hope you enjoy the cards.

Pictured above is Parchment Craft, The Techniques – Volume 7. Several painting techniques are covered in this book including Tip-Tip-Tip technique, Circling and Fine Lines techniques, Teardrop brush strokes, Shading, One Stroke, and Pull and Push techniques.

The painting technique used on this card is Tip-Tip-Tip. The image was traced on regular parchment paper with a mapping pen. Tinta White and Tinta Leaf green inks were used for the tracing. The book gives step-by-step instructions, together with step-by-step pictures illustrating the technique. The leaves and flowers are painted with the Tinta inks using a Pergamano No. 2 Kolinsky brush. 

I traced the image onto the parchment paper with a mapping pen. The image was then painted with the Tinta inks. After the painting was completed, I dorsed the back side of the front of the card with dorsing crayons blue and green. The upper right was dorsed with blue and the lower left was dorsed with green. Dorso oil is used to blend the pastel crayons. I then embossed and perforated the card. It measures four by four inches. A perfect gift tag! 


A Touch of Grace – Paper Boutique: 

The Techniques – Volume 7

Parchment Scissors

Embossing/Perforating Mat

Cutting Mat

Perga Soft 

Regular Parchment Paper 

Fine Stylus Embossing Tool

Extra Small Ball Embossing Tool

Small Ball Embossing Tool

Large Ball Embossing Tool

1-Needle Perforating Tool

2-Needle Perforating Tool

5-in-Circle Perforating Tool

Mapping Pen

Tinta White Ink (White, Green, Leaf Green, Blue, Sepia, Orange)

Dorso Lively Colors

Pergamano No. 2 Kolinsky Brush

White Pencil

Perga Sponge

Tear Off Palatte

Dorso Oil

Magnetic Design Board

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I truly appreciate your visit!

Paper Hugs,


103 responses so far

103 Responses to “Parchment Craft – The Techniques (step-by-step) – Volume 7”

  1. Jerri – I’m thrilled to see you blogging again. I certainly missed your wonderful posts. The painting and embossing detail on your parchment card are just beautiful!

  2. Barbi says:

    I too have missed your posts, so happy you are back! Your work is my inspiration.
    Happy Monday!

  3. Pauline says:

    Thanks for coming back, I’ve realy missed your work it is just beautiful.

  4. Esther says:

    What a stroke of luck that I went to “My Favorites” today and clicked A Touch of Grace!
    I hope you will be very frequent posting, I’ve missed your wonderful work.

  5. Ursula Uphof says:

    This is just so incredibly beautiful. Great to see you here again Jerri.

  6. Jerri — I have so missed your wonderful creations!! So happy to see you back in your studio creating beautiful cards. We need to catch up with a phone chat soon!!!

  7. Chelsea says:

    You’re back!!!!!! I am SOOO thankful! I’ve missed the inspiration of your beautiful art. Thank you so very much for finding a way to post again and bless us all with your gorgeous work.

  8. Maryann says:

    WOW this card is absolutely gorgeous Jerri and I just soo love it. You are truely a master in this art, that´s for sure. Always such a pleasure to watch it.

  9. Diane says:

    Welcome back Jerri, you have been missed! Lovely tag and very interesting technique. So glad to see you again, look forward to the rest of the series.

  10. Irma in California says:

    Jerri-what a blessing to have you back! I am thrilled that you are still going strong in this crazy world of crafting. Your work truly inspires me and I am sooooo glad you’re back!

  11. WELCOME BACK!!! I join all the others in saying….it’s great to have you back amongst us bloggers…..and crafters. :))

    This project is beautifully done and your painting is gorgeous. I’m very much looking forward to having some terrific reading again. :))

  12. YAY! glad to see you back in blogland! You have been missed. Awesome that you have book 7 finished. Love the card this week!

  13. Jerri, this is beautiful and it’s so nice to see you online again!

  14. Chris K says:

    So happy to see you are posting again. I love your work and today’s cards are beautiful!

  15. Leanne says:

    Just as everyone else said “WELCOME BACK”. I’ve missed seeing your posts for so long. I wanted to email you again, but didn’t want to be a pest. May you enjoy being among us all, again and so happy to see you up and going again. A huge….Congradultions on your latest book.
    Blessings and hugs…from Leanne

  16. Melissa Cash says:

    Beautiful work Jerri! Love to see you blogging again!

  17. Glad to see you back! Your work is beautiful as always. Missed you!

  18. Tosh says:

    I don’t know what your idea of mastering is, but this is STUNNING Jerri!! The colors are perfect!! WOW!!

  19. Jan G. says:

    Hello Jerri,
    S0000 glad to have you back, your card is lovely. Can’t wait to see more.

  20. Rebekka says:

    So good to see you back! Your cards are just gorgeous, beautiful colors.

  21. phil d says:

    Its so good to see you are back and am delighted to see your work – I mostly admire all crafting but fit in a bit of cardmaking and scrapbooking now and then. Will love to check your site out and enjoy seeing your wonderful work.

  22. Marimer says:

    Muchas gracias por este correo, admiro tanto tu trabajo que aunque no soy capaz de hacer algo parecido, sí me gusta y lo disfruto contemplarlo.

  23. Sheila - UK says:

    Hi Jerri
    What a wonderful surprise to see an email to say you were back on your blog…oh I’ve missed you and your stunning creations so very much. I do hope you and your family are well. Welcome home!
    As always your parchment work and your painting is stunning. Those blue edged flowers really pop out!

    Love Sheila xx

  24. Nancy says:

    Hi Jerri
    So glad you are back I missed your beautiful art work! You are such an inspiration and I missed that. Welcome back and your cards are stunningly beautiful!

  25. Marilyn says:

    OMG!! I’m so glad you’re back. Sure have missed your beautiful work. Can’t wait to see more. Congratulations on your book. You are such an inspiration.

  26. Heather says:

    Wow What a lovely suprise to see your email this morning.Im so glad that you have come back onto your blog . i truly hope all is well now.
    I just love everything you create and have missed you so much. Thank you for being with us again.i can not wait too see some of your creations ,so keep them coming Jerri.

  27. I’m so happy to see you back and crafting, I really missed your beautiful creations.

  28. Kittie says:

    Jeri, I was thriled to see your post in my email this morning. Welcome back!!! I have missed you very, very much! Your card is gorgeous!

  29. Susan says:

    Glad you are back, really missed seeing your crafting skills.

  30. Baukje says:

    I’m another one who is so very pleased to see you back blogging again, Jerri.
    your parchment is beautiful as are all your creations.

  31. Donna D says:

    WELCOME BACK!!! I’m glad you’ve returned to blogging and sharing your beautiful work. Missed you! Look forward to seeing the wonderful creations you have in store for us.

  32. Jen says:

    Oh my it is just gorgeous!!!!

  33. bonnie weiss says:

    I was thrilled to see your blog come up with a new post this morning. I missed you too. Another beautiful parchment card … hope there’s more posts to come in the near future.

  34. Selma says:

    What a fabulous surprise to see an email post from you. I think of you often and have really missed seeing all your gorgeous work. You are such an inspiration. Today’s gift card is another beauty.

  35. Welcome back, Jeri. I’ve missed seeing your beautiful work.

  36. Chiara says:

    Welcome Back, Jerri!!!
    I add my voice to those before me, saying, we’ve missed you, your work, your blogging and your incredible talent.

    Well done on the painting!

  37. Anne Young says:

    Hi Geri, Miss you n your awesome work so much!! So happy that you start to blog again. Keep your great work coming!! ……Anne. xxxx

  38. Deanna says:

    Missed you, I love the painting on the parchment. It has such a beautiful affect.
    Thanks for sharing…Deanna

  39. Teresa B. says:

    First it’s good to see you and for your item…WOW.

  40. Pat Erickson says:

    Jerri, so glad you are back, it has not been the same since you were on. Hope your family
    is fine.

    When I saw your work on my comp. this am, my whole day change we all miss you and we
    are glad you are back XXXXX-OOOOO=XO Pat Erickson, scrapnyakshack@yahoo.com

  41. Pat Erickson says:

    Jerri, so glad you are back, it has not been the same since you were on. Hope your family
    is fine. Keep up your beautiful work.

    Pat Erickson, scrapnyakshack@yahoo.com

  42. Tracy says:

    YAY! It’s so good to see you back in bloggie land Jerri! Congrats on the new book and thank you for the lovely card photos. I’ve really missed seeing your beautiful work. Welcome back! Hugs!

  43. TWILA YOUNG says:

    Glad to see you back! You have been missed. Lovely work!

  44. Jessica says:

    Well there you are! It’s so nice to see your smiling face again. Love this project. You’ve been practicing, that’s for sure! I can’t wait to see more! Thanks for sharing again!
    Hugs, Jessica

  45. Barbara L. says:

    Welcome back, Jerri! So good to hear from you and see your beautiful work. Thanks for the inspiration.

  46. ELAINE BURKE says:


  47. Carolyn says:

    It made me SO happy when I saw your blog name in my emails this morning. I have missed your wonderful posts. The new card is stunning. Love your work!

  48. Carol R says:

    Nice to see you again! Even though you say you are just learning this step, it looks beautiful! Looking forward to seeing all the cards you have made soon.

  49. Janie Printz says:

    It’s so wonderful to see your post this morning & what a comeback !!! Gorgeous work & would love to learn that beautiful technique …
    Hugs, Janie

  50. Jan Marie says:

    Welcome back to blogland. You know how much you have influenced me and my desire to learn this beautiful art. You are so talented. My hope is one day I too will have beauties like this in my repertoire.
    {{Big Hugs))
    Jan Marie

  51. Sheri says:

    Welcome back – you were missed more than you know. What a beautiful comeback it is. Beautiful work. You are still amazing to me.

  52. Gretchen Wilson says:

    What a wonderful surprise I found this morning on my email. Glad to see you back and do hope all is well. I’ve missed you. Welcome back with open arms.

    Hugs and God Bless

  53. Oh my face lit up when I saw you were blogging again…and what a great way to start back into this blogging world. Wonderful designs and Congratulations on your accomplishments.
    We’ve all missed you. Best Wishes to you and yours.

  54. Faulba says:

    I am so glad to see you back to the land of the living. We have all missed you and your unbelieveable talent. Thanks for sharing that talent with the rest of the world.

  55. Lucy says:

    gorgeous; absolutely gorgeous!

  56. velta says:

    Hello my friend and welcome back! I have been checking to see if you had posted anything new lately…and now I am happy to see your creating again! This is amazing and so intricate too. Beautifully done Jerri!! I have taken a break from blogging, but hope to get back into it when life isn’t so busy Take care and blessings to you and yours!

  57. Dottie says:

    Every once in a while I check your blog to see if you were back and with great disappointment you weren’t. BUT TODAY there it was….the link to your blog. I am thrilled to say the least. You have been in my heart and prayers for quite a while now so this is a special day. Oh, the card…what can I say? It is stunning and looks so difficult but absolutely gorgeous. I love this paper especially when the light is behind it; you haven’t lost your touch one whit. I’m so happy your are at what you love to do again.

  58. christine says:

    Hi Jerri, I was so very happy to receive your email. It is so good to have you back blogging again. I am sure we look forward to seeing more beautiful papercraft from you. I also love the pergamano stuff and I find I get Lost in my work when doing it.

    Love as always Chris

  59. Marilyn says:

    You have so been missed, I’m so glad to see this blog posting this morning, welcome back and hope you are returning to blogging on regular basis.
    This is a beautiful card. I love the work you do with parchment crafting, it is stunning!!
    It’s going to be a great Monday, thanks for returning and sharing your wonderful works of art!!
    May you continue to be Blessed!

  60. Sandi says:

    So glad your back. I was really worried something was wrong and here you were just writing a book. Congratulations!!! That must have been so exciting! Love your cards, techniques and store. Looking forward to more cards. Hugs Sandi

  61. Darlene G says:

    Very happy to see you again. You and your work are incredible. Can’t wait to see more. Love your stuff.

  62. Cindy says:

    So happy to see you posting to your blog again! MISSED YOU!

  63. Thelma says:

    A hearty welcome back Jerri. I have so missed your lovely cards and I kept going back to your last blog hoping there would be something added. I was going to send you an email asking if you were all right but then decided to mind my own business!

    I think your painting on the card is beautiful. How about an on-line class?

    Great to see you again.

  64. Barbara R. says:

    Hi Jerri – so glad to see you back blogging again. I was worried about you. Your work is beautiful, as usual. Will await your future blogs with interest.

  65. Beautiful card!! So wonderful to see your lovely creations again!

  66. Linda Bullard says:

    Welcome back, Jerri! Congratulations on your book series. I’m so glad you’re sharing the unique beauty of Parchment Craft once again with your masterpieces. I’ve been thinking about you over these past months, wondering if there might be some kitty news in your world. I have lots of new photos to share with you, when you’re up for it. :o) Linda

  67. Julie says:

    I am so glad you are back. I was so afraid you had give up posting. My heart is singing with happiness.

  68. Cathy says:

    Thank heaven you are back…though my pocketbook may not be!

  69. Oh my Jerri! I have been so worried about you. We haven’t heard from you in so long. This card is so stunning. Please keep posting and let us hear from you more often.

    Last we chatted you joined the Spellbloggers team and I made it to the Spellbinders DT. Fast forward and I have made it another year. But what is your status with the team? I wasn’t sure from your post, but did you write these series of books? Let’s chat soon! Hugs, michelle

  70. Mary Lou says:

    Hi Jerri,
    I, like all the others, have been worrying about you and I’m so glad to see you back. I kept checking to see if you were blogging again. Your work is beautiful and such an inspiration to all of us.

  71. Jerri:
    I’ve missed you a lot. It’s great to see you’re posting again and with this wonderful parchment work. I hope everything is allright with you. Welcome back!!!
    I’m anxious to see your next parchments samples… you do such a beautiful cards!!!

  72. Mary Gutierrez says:

    Hi Jerri:
    Well I’m just going to ditto everyones posts, you were truly missed….it was nice to see email from you. Congratulations with the new book…as always beautiful work.

  73. I have miss your post so much!!!!!! I’m so glad your back…..love this parchment work…I don’t know if I have a steady hand or not…..but I love yours….

    And again Welcome Back!!!!!!!!

  74. Janet Castle says:

    I’m so happy to see your work again Jerri….it’s so lovely…just like you! Welcome back…I’m looking forward to your posts. Congrats on your new book…it too, looks perfect!
    Paper Hugs,

  75. Nimue says:

    Oh Happy Day! Jerri’s back! Lovely lovely card.

  76. Mary Friederichsen says:

    This is so funny,
    I actually had you pop into my head the day before yesterday wondering what had happened and missing your posts and talking with you on-line!
    I am so happy to see this post!

    Your card is simply gorgeous! The time you have dedicated to learning these techniques is amazing!
    And now your are Blessing us with your inspiration and talent.

    Thank you so much for sharing, and so glad to see you back again!

    Blessings and hugs,

  77. Rama says:


    So glad to see that you are blogging again, have missed your beautiful work. Hope everything is okay with your family. You are an inspiration.


  78. ann says:

    Welcome back Jerri, I can see by the responses that I am not the only one who has missed you. You are a very special person with very special talents. Thank you for sharing them with us once again.

    Love Ann

  79. Lynne says:

    Just lovely Jerri. Missed you and great to see you back, looking forward to reading your posts again.

  80. Beth Norman says:

    Absolutely breathtaking.

  81. jean w. says:

    Welcome back! I so missed you! So glad to see your beautiful work again too!

  82. Ellen says:

    Welcome back! I am so happy to see you blogging again. You have been sorely missed!

  83. Bette S says:

    Glad to see you back posting again. I was afraid I had lost you! Your cards are so beautiful. I’m thinking of trying this technique. Thanks!

  84. It’s so nice to see your blog pop up in my blog list again. Congratulations on your book and your card is so pretty. Such dainty little blossoms and ferns.
    Can’t wait to see more of your pretty creations! 🙂

  85. Elaine Moore says:

    WELCOME BACK – you, sweet lady, have been greatly missed. I’m so looking forward to seeing your creations again. Do you still have your store and could you recommend what is needed to get started in parchment craft – there’s so much out there that I don’t really know where to start.

  86. Karen Duncan says:

    I’m so glad to see you’re finally back. I kept checking your blog to see if you had any new posts. Glad to see you’re back and you’ve made some amazing cards and some terrific tutorials.

  87. Eunice Brown says:

    Dear Jerri,
    I am so glad to see you back. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to open your news letter!! Welcome back, and what a way to come back, with a truly beautiful card. Hugs, Eunice

  88. Pauline says:

    Hi Jerri, I have been checking your blog regularly to see if you were back. What a wonderful surprise when I received notification of your new post. I am so excited that you are back again. I have missed your amazing talent. I have dabbled in Parchment craft a little. I would love to do more and when I see your wonderful creations it really inspires me to give it a go. I look forward to all your new projects. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  89. Tonniece says:

    Well Hi there Jerri
    wow, I really missed you and your gorgeous projects. I can’t tell you how many times I thought of you and prayed everything was alright.
    So WElCOME BACK WOMAN!! What a great surprise.

    Big Hugs

  90. Rufus says:

    Nice to see you back! You and your amazing creations have been missed. Thanks for sharing this gift tag. Although I’ve got to say that if this is the tag, then the gift must be fantastic!!

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  92. Pam says:

    Jerri, I decided to pop in here tonight, hoping you were back…..and you are and I’m thrilled! Lady, you have been missed!!!!!!

    Hugs, Pam (aka/YorkieMom)

  93. Frances says:

    Welcome back!! So glad to see that you are blogging again, have missed your beautiful work.
    Thanks for sharing this gift tag. hugs, Frances.

  94. Dealbaida says:

    Oh my! Welcome back dear friend, you have been sorely missed. What more beautiful way to return to us than with gaily-coloured, crisply-embossed parchment crafting.

    Like many others, I too called by your place often to see if you were at home and it was sooooo good to see A Touch of Grace in this morning’s mail.

    I hope your family is well and that we shall see you again very soon.

    Welcome-back hugs and kisses


  95. LindaMar1 says:

    I had been thinking of you and your work lately, wondering what happened to you.I see what you’ve been up to with this book! Beautiful work! I see that I am not alone: I am so glad to see you are back!

  96. Rita says:

    So good to see you back blogging again Jeri…you have been missed. Your work is way too gorgeous to not be blogging about it.

  97. alex says:

    Que bello es tu trabajo, disfruto mucho lo que haces y las technicas.


  98. Charlotte says:

    Oh, thank goodness you’re back! I’ve missed your beautiful work
    so much. There was a hole in my world when each day, I looked
    for ‘A Touch Of Grace’ inspiration, and there was none. Your work is
    so gorgeous – please keep the blogs coming. Thank you, thank you
    for coming back to us!!

  99. Paula Gale says:

    this is a stunning peice of work Jerri. This is something that i’ve not ventured into personally – mainly because I’m not a patient person!

    Well done on getting through all those books – I wonder – were there any lessons in particular that you enjoyed? Was the idea of working through the books to progress to a point where you had mastered everything, starting from the basics and working up to the most difficult techniques, or was it just random but covered all aspects? I’m just curious that’s all – i’m not in a hurry to follow in your footsteps! It takes true dedication to work through all the techniques systematically – however they are planned out!

    I left a comment on your post from May. I had read that you were planning on taking a break in my reader I think, but don’t recall seeing the pictures – then again, maybe I did and commented at the time – I have fibromyalgia so don’t remember a lot of things!

    Anyway – like everyone else has said, its great to see you back.

    Paula (UK). xxx

  100. Mary says:

    I would like to joins with the others in saying how pleased I am to see you back. I am also a Parcher and am blown away by the standard of your work especially as you appear to be self taught. You are an inspiration to everyone who loves this craft and your talent illustrates how important it is to keep practising.

    Love Mary (UK)

  101. MARIA says:

    WELCOME BACK!! I was so thrilled to see you are posting again! Thank you for sharing your talent with us once more! Your work is always beautiful,love these new cards as well!

  102. Welcome back, Jerri! I am so glad you’re back and you’re okay. I was worried – seriously. You have spoiled all of us with the beauty of your projects, and I for one have missed you so much. I didn’t see an email but just happened to check your blog again and was so surprised! The card is beautiful, Jerri. I’d really like to get these books. I think they would be a nice resource for the serious paper crafter.

    Big (((Hugs))) today!
    Susie ~

    P.s. We’re going to be first time grandparents in July!! You’ll have to come visit the blog (starting with, “It Started with a Kiss”)

  103. Joan Ervin says:

    Whoohoo!!! Jerri’s baaaaack!!!!! I must say, you are back with a bang, gf….this is absolutely stunning!!!!! Your creations are breathtaking, I tell ya….true works of art!!! I used to teach tole painting a hundred years ago and did a lot of the tear drop brush strokes…I need to get out my paints and practice a little…..not that mine could ever look like your fabulous creations but you do inspire me to stretch my creativity!!!!

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