How to – use grids
There are many different kinds of grid now in use for parchment craft. The basic ones are the PCA bold straight grid or the Pergamano grid 28.
To use the grids – firstly it is advisable to rub the underside of your parchment with a tumble drier sheet so that later embossing is easier. Then attach the parchment to the grid with low tack tape and place onto a perforating foam pad. Perforate the pattern through the parchment and into the grid using the bold one needle tool.
If using patterned grids, emboss the pattern first making sure you emboss right up to the edge of the shape, then leave the parchment stuck to the grid, turn the whole thing over and perforate from the other side so that the perforations are made on the right side of the parchment.
- Regular straight, approximately 1.5 mm spacing between holes Pergamano grid 28 or PCA bold straight.
- Fine straight, approximately 1mm spacing between holes Pergamano grid 4 or PCA fine straight
- Diagonal grids 45° angle available in bold and fine spacing PCA fine or bold diagonal grids
- Grids with 60° angle (make a snowflake or flower pattern) PCA honeycomb in fine or bold; Pergamano grid 19 or 24.