Karen Ball



While living in Venezuela, I discovered a native form of parchment art that uses embossing and punching. It uses a special type of paper called vegetable paper, and special tools with a unique design. This parchment craft originated in Colombia, where monks, from many years ago, worked on parchment to make elaborate documents.
I took lessons and bought my own supplies. When I moved back to the United States, I combined parchment craft with my colored pencil work to develop a new art form I call "Pinturas", which is the Spanish word for pictures.

Photos coming soon...