Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Technique Tuesday....Vitalized Vellum

(This is a card I CASED from Pennie McCallum! She is the creator of the "Vitalized Vellum" Technique)
How to: using a half sheet of White Vellum Cardstock at a time, choose two or three colors of Classic Inks, that if they mix together will be fine (like 3 shades of blue). Here I have used classic inks: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy and Night of Navy. Starting with the lightest shade, wipe the ink pad accross the vellum,covering the vellum entirely! Move on to the second color and the third; using smaller amounts of second color than the first and less of the third color than the second. Continue while the ink is wet (you have plenty of time because the ink dries on the surface of the vellum, it isn't an absorbent cardstock) by stamping a bold image stamp on to the wet vellum and lift off the color. Wipe off the stamp and repeat the stamping and the wiping off of ink on the stamp untill you have the desired effect. (Try using a Wheel!) Set aside to dry for approximately 15 to 20 minutes (this will totally depend on how "juicy" your ink pads are and how much ink you apply). For this winter card I have used:
Stamp set: Snowfall
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, White Vellum
Inks: Classic Pads - Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, White StazOn (for stamping images - after the background has dried)
Other: Bashful Blue Grosgrain and 1/4" hole punch.

1 comment:

  1. i love this thanks for the directions


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...