I would like to thank all the Parchers who have asked me questions, I have brought together three questions and answers here – I hope these will be helpful to other beginners at parchment craft.
Q: I have seen the Pergamano Bold straight grid but is there a Pergamano Bold diagonal multi grid?
A: There are four Pergamano regular grids:
- No 04 which is an A5 size straight grid Fine
- No 28 which is an A4 size straight Bold
- No 19 which is an A5 size diagonal Bold (The holes are offset at 60 degrees)
- No 24 which is an A5 size diagonal Fine (The holes are offset at 60 degrees)
PERGAMANO EMBOSSING TOOLS
Q: What’s the difference between Pergamano Extra Small Ball 10071 and 10072 1mm tools – they look the same and sound the same – not sure which to buy ?
A: The Pergamano Extra Small Ball comes in the ordinary version (10071) and a Stainless Steel version (10072). The Stainless Steel Extra Small Ball is specially designed to work with the Multi Grids, the metal is harder and less likely to be damaged on the grid. The Pergamano Fine Stylus also comes in two versions 10031 and a Stainless Steel Fine Stylus which is also specially designed to be used with the Multi Grids.
PCA CUTTING AND PERFORATING TOOLS
Q: Is there a tool that will cut and perforate as I do not get along with scissors?
A: PCA have got several tools that cut as well as perforate. These can be identified easily. All the tools that have the word ‘EDGE’ in the title are also cutting tools, for example: Stamp Edge, Fine Arc Edge and Fine Small Scallop Edge (there are plenty more!).
Pergamano also have a tool which cuts and perforates, it is called the 2 Split and is the equivalent of the PCA Mini Stamp Edge tool.
All the cutting/perforating tools are very useful for a quick finish and also if you don’t get on with scissors or cutters. The result is not quite so neat as using the scissors but it is fast.