Saturday, November 29, 2014

Coloring With Vellum

Hello,  Diane here with you today and I thought I would share with you a very fun technique and small tutorial on Coloring On Vellum.

If you are intimidated by coloring or think you can't color, this is a perfect technique for you to try.  Even if you are good at coloring, still give it a try as it so much fun and very rewarding!

 First you will need to gather up some very basic supplies.

Vellum, any weight works, I have used both the heavier (which is what I am using today) and the lighter weight.
Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Ranger Archival Black Ink, (this one won't smear on the vellum once it is heat set), heat gun, and permanent markers (alcohol markers will smear).

A hint before starting, if you want your image to be on a label/die cut like mine is, you would want to die cut your shape first, THEN stamp your image, to eliminate any smearing of colors.

Stamp your image, I am using Wild Rose Studio Reindeer With Baubles.

Cover with clear embossing powder.

Pour off excess and heat set with your heat gun.
   Here is a photo of before heat setting

and a photo of after heat setting. Can you see the nice "raised edge"?

Flip your image over and begin coloring on the BACKSIDE of your vellum.

If you color a little bit at a time you can blend the colors quickly before they dry.

Once satisfied with your coloring, let dry a bit.

Doesn't look so great at this point does it?
  But just wait and you will amazed at how pretty it is!!

Flip it back over, in this image I added a few "details" on the front side, such as the white for the spots, gold glitter pen for the bell, and Gelly Roll Stardust Clear Pen for the ornament hangers.

Now doesn't it just look wonderful?

I finished off my card with papers from Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane collection.

I added a few trees cut with Impression Obsession Fir Trees.

The vellum piece was adhered down in only two places with very, very tiny pieces of Scor-Tape 1/8".

I hope this tutorial inspires you to give this technique a try!

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