These patterns are inspired by country pub signs.
‘The Elephant and Castle.’
(Revised pattern) The picture is traced with a fine black drawing
pen. Decoration is added to the elephant with the four needle tool and a
bold straight line grid. The semi-square tool frames the elephant.
‘The Rose and Crown’. White work again, but this
time the shield is coloured on the reverse with blendable pencils.
The ‘rubies’ are made with a red glitter gel pen.
The embossed border uses the PCA Fine Straight grid.
‘The Barge Inn’.
This is one for those who like colouring with blendable pencils.
The outline is traced with a fine black drawing pen.
The ovals in the border are perforated and then cut out with
‘The Unicorn’. This is my favourite ‘pub’ so
far! Traced with white ink, it
is embossed and the the ribbon
and the stars are coloured with a gold glitter gel pen.
Any grid can be used to fill in the spaces around the cloud.
‘The White Lion’.
Another whitework design, with a border made using the fine straight
grid, embossed with a palm-frond design.
The picture is traced with white pencil and then embossed.
‘The Hen and Chickens’. A very simple and quick
design which would be quite fun for a child’s birthday – or someone who
keeps chickens! Traced with a
fine black drawing pen, the hen is embossed and the chickens are coloured
with felt-tip pens. The only
perforating tool needed is a Pergamano semi-circle tool.
‘The Ship’. This design uses two different
techniques. The central ship
design is traced with white pencil and then embossed.
The nautical items framing the picture are traced with black pen and
then either embossed or coloured with blendable pencils.
A very simple design to make, the picture is finely traced with black
drawing pen and then embossed. The
colour is applied to the reverse of the parchment with felt tip pens.
The border uses the semi-circle tool.
‘The Bugle’. A
design very suitable for a man. The
gold crowns are traced with a gold gel pen.
The cords are painted with felt tip pens, or you could use blendable
pencils on the reverse. A semi-square tool makes the border.
‘The Pretty Maid’
A dainty picture, coloured on the reverse with blendable pencils.
The circular inner frame uses the semi-circle tool and the bottom of
the skirt features a simple design on a bold straight grid.
The border uses the same grid. If you like the look of this lady, the
Pretty Maid and her friends appear in some more patterns in the pack 'Crinolines'
'The Peacock' The peacock and the crown are traced with
black drawing pen and the dainty tail with white ink or gel pen. The body
feathers are coloured on the reverse with felt tip pen and the tail is
decorated with matching stick-on jewels. The embossed border is perforated
with the semi-square and heart tools.
'The Green Dragon'. He may be a dragon, but he looks
quite friendly. The outline was traced with a sepia pen, but it would look
equally good if you used a black outline. The wings are perforated on a bold
straight grid. The border uses the Pergamano semi-square tool. The dragon is
coloured on the reverse with green blendable pencil. He could always become
a Welsh dragon if you coloured him red.
'The Gypsy' The border uses the bold diagonal grid and
the design is mostly traced with a fine black drawing pen. Blendable pencils
are used to colour the picture, much of it on the reverse.