Calfskin Manuscript Vellum. Packs of A5 sheets - prepared for ink and watercolour
Please note that as requested this latest batch is much whiter and more uniform compared to our previous batch, Some sheets will have small areas of transparency.
The photographs in this listing show a range of patina/colour which is not representative of our current stock holding.
Calligraphy and Botanical Watercolour Grade.
Single Sheet - £12.00 each ($16, €15)
Three Pack - £22 ($29, €26) or £7.33 ($10, €8.67) per sheet
Ten Pack - £60 ($79, €71) or £6 ($8, €7) per sheet
PRICE INCLUDES UK DELIVERY
This is calfskin vellum (aka parchment). It's an animal leather product, not vegan friendly, sorry.
Vellum/parchment is an ancient material. It was used thousands of years ago as a writing and drawing surface for letters, maps, bibles (with the wonderful illuminations) and legal documents.
The method of making it has largely stayed the same. This calfskin vellum is paper-thin but almost indestructible with a super smooth surface.
It is produced in Brazil by a family of vellum makers who have been making vellum parchment for over 100 years.
Supplied in packs of 1, 3 or 10, mainly white and some with a hint of natural patinas; all extremely smooth surfaced and wonderful for producing art on.
Calligraphy, illumination, botanical watercolour, digital inkjet printing (see below) and even traditional letterpress.
Source - Cortume Runge, Brazil
Surface - Super smooth and prepared for botanical watercolour and calligraphy.
Size - A5, 148 x 210mm, 5.8 x 8.3 inches (approximately).
Gouache and gold leaf on calfskin vellum by Tania Crossingham
Watercolour on calfskin vellum by Shevaun Docherty
Digital print and folding on calfskin vellum