The monastic scribes of the 7th. century used Parchment, made from sheep skin and Vellum, made from calf skin to create illuminated manuscripts, (codex). The cloistered nuns were allowed to decorate the prayer cards by embossing, cutting and pin pricking intricate designs along the border once the calligraphy was done. Todays Parchment/Vellum is a semi-transparent, plasticized cotton. The process in creating the same delicate and ethereal effect is still the same, tiny scissors, embossing tools, colour and needles. I can interpret the process my way and create original works of art, amongst other items.
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|Greek maiden with fruit ||Embossed Parchment for Wedding Picture |