Picture of Vellum Paper Wine Glass Shade
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I was in the library and found an old book on paper crafts. In it showed some amazing work with vellum paper. With further searching; I came up with a book dedicated to Vellum paper crafts.

This is a new paper craft for me.

Parchment Craft, is also known as Pergamano, it is the art of embellishing and decorating parchment paper (or vellum paper) through the use of different techniques such as: embossing, perforating, stippling, cutting and coloring.

I choose translucent vellum paper to work with.

I would like to share my instructables and I believe will cover most of the techniques that could be used for other ellum projects.

SAFETY NOTE: I recommend an electric tea light for safety.

Step 1: Tools and supplies

Picture of Tools and supplies
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Vellum paper – 8.5 by 11 inch, 29 lb. - Translucent acid and lignin free

Card stock - 8.5 by 11 inch 110 lb. white


Blue tape – easy release painters tape

Craft Scissors – different patterns

Markers – I used Tom Bow ABT paintbrush tipped

Scissors – small paper cutting

Compass – need to expand to 6 inches

Gutterman 100% polyerster thread

Needle – general sewing use type

1/16 hole punch

5 mm craft foam

Fabric sheet

Drafting lining wheel - needle/stiletto tracing wheel and the serrated tracing wheels make dots or dashes on the vellum

Round embossing tools


Tea light -- SAFETY NOTE: I recommend an electric tea light for safety.

Note: When using any tool remember safety.

Fikjast Scott (author) 1 year ago

thank you for the nice comment.

I hope to use my tools for many more years.

I wish you well

krummrey1 year ago

I envy you for your awesome collection of tools. I'll keep my eyes open for some of them.
Thanks for sharing the project.

Vellum is cool. Did a ton of drawing on that stuff for school.

Fikjast Scott (author)  craftclarity1 year ago
I think it was left by aliens, I find vellum to be unique
Thanks for viewing and the comment.
I really like this. I do have one question, could you clarify the " fabric sheet rubbing" step? I apologize for my ignorance if I missed something. Do you simply rub the entire underside of cut piece of vellum with the fabric sheet? is this done with any tool? I'm presumming that the rubbing with fabric makes the vellum more " pliable" or apt to make the embossing " take" better? Looking forward to your response. I really like this idea. I greatly appreciate your efforts.
Fabric sheet: Yes you have the idea of application. I just used my hand to grab the sheet (no tools) and tried to keep it flat against the vellum. I just rubbed it all around before flipping it over. I think the fabric sheets have some kind of slip agent on it and the rubbing transfers it onto the vellum. This slip agent must allow the vellum to move freely against the foam, when pressed by the tool.
I believe I just confirmed your thoughts. I hope this helps but if not, I have no problem in getting it right. Just let me know.
Thank you for the comment
shazni1 year ago

This is very pretty!

I printed some designs on paper and made the shade.

Fikjast Scott (author)  shazni1 year ago
wow, that is cool.
I just got back from the dollar store with more wine glasses.
sunshiine1 year ago

These are very pretty, thanks for sharing.


Fikjast Scott (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
I'm glad you like them; I was not sure how the pictures would show up.
Thank you