Friday, June 19, 2015

Coloring on Vellum

Today I'm showing you a technique that I've never tried before.  It's called coloring on vellum.  It's not difficult and it gives a wonderful effect to the image.  I used this on 2 anniversary cards because the technique is soft and romantic.


A good quality vellum is best for this technique.  It comes in different weights and the heavier the better.  You stamp the image and sentiment on the front of the vellum.  You must use a non-smearing ink like Staz On permanent ink and you must let it dry completely.  Then you use markers to color on the BACK of the stamped image.  This gives it that dreamy effect and allows the colors to look soft.  Just so you know.  The sentiment is not smeared.  I used a light gray marker on the back so that it would show up better on the front and not make the sentiment seem like it was floating out there all by itself.


I mounted the vellum on a white panel to make it look like it's framed and then attached it to another white panel before finally finishing it off on a peachy card base.  I added some clear sequins and shiny silver hearts.


The second card I used the same technique but used a different stamp image.  This card was for a nice young couple so I thought a slight cutesy image was ok.


I think this turned out adorable.  There are no panda bears in Florida but I couldn't resist using this stamp.  It's not easy to attach vellum without any adhesive showing through to the front but with strategic placement behind certain colored areas it can be done.  Another thing with vellum is that the edges can get a little wrinkled but that's just the nature of the paper.  Also, it adds to the homemade feel of the card.


Again, I swiped a red marker on the back side of the sentiment and added some hearts and sequins.


Isn't it fun to celebrate love!

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