Design from: Lace Book of Marie de’ Medici
The final is 8"x10"
The original was ~3.5"x5.25" and cut with a knife!
I used PaintNet to remove the text and upped the contrast until it was black and white, and then set it in the
Total time was about 1hour 11 minutes
There is a discussion of settings Beyond the Manual
Wow, that’s gorgeous–both your version and the original! Wonder if the original took 1 year & 11 days?
Beautiful! Did you use regular prtinter paper or something heavier?
It’s a lovely piece! Now you need to do some calligraphy in there. A touch of gold leaf, too.
It’s done on a paper called Pergamenata - it feels like vellum (fine leather) - but it’s paper. This is their heavy weight 230gsm, approximately the same weight as 85lb paper…but not at all similar in feel