This is a photo of a small paper frame that I made for a photo of my Grt-Grandmother. I ordered the pattern from a talented paper art designer in Brazil. The background consists of numerous tiny holes punched into the parchment paper. Included in the design also are embossed curves and swirls. The opening for the photo is punched out using a special tool.
Popular and traditional paper lace designs include fans:
The cross is a holdover from the ancient days of Christian art and is included in many paper projects. Crosses can be hand cut or made with a special tool.
Traditional fabric laces can be beautifully mocked in paper:
Bookmarks and greeting cards are most commonly made:
Search the WEB for "Parchment Craft", "parchcraft", "Perigamo", "paper lace", etc. to learn more about this beautiful craft. Some supplies and kits may be purchased in the US but most are available in Europe and the best tools I have found are made in Australia.
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