Friday, April 11, 2014

My Digital Studio Vellum Techniques- Faux Vitalized Vellum

I have been playing around with ideas for techniques that use My Digital Studio images printed on vellum.  I have to say I love the results in person but I have had a bear of time photographing them.    I came close to not even posting these.  But in real life they are really pretty and the techniques are nifty-- if I do say so myself:) -- so I am going to post them and hope that you will be inspired to try them.
Each of the projects has a different technique.  From left to right they are:  Faux Vitalized Vellum Bag, Vellum Float Photo Frame,  Faux Shadow Stamped Card, and Hand Embossed Luminary.

I have tutorials for each of these plus an additional little bonus project not pictured here.   These are techniques that could be used on many different images and projects.   I thought step-by-step tutorials would be the easiest way to convey the method.   Because of the length I am going to break this into a couple of posts over the next several days.

All projects were printed on Stampin' Up Vellum Cardstock with my home printer.

Faux Vitalized Vellum Bag:
This first technique is one that I named Faux Vitalized Vellum.  The traditional Vitalized Vellum technique is done by rubbing an ink pad over vellum to cover it with ink.  Then clean stamps are stamped on the wet ink.  This removes the color in the stamped areas leaving them lighter than the background.  This project creates the same look with MDS.
Faux Vitalized Vellum Technique
Finished MDS Page
1. Open a 8-1/2" X 11" blank landscape project.
2.  Add a square punch and stretch it to 8-1/2" X 8-1/2".  Fill with a dark color.  Reduce the opacity to 60%.
3.  To simulate the streaks of the pad on the paper, add the Vintage Overlay Texture #8 stamp.  Change the color to the same as the punch but at 100% opacity.
4.  Add the flower stamp from Easter Blossoms.  Make it the same color as the background but change the opacity to 30.  Copy and paste multiple times.  Vary the size, flip and rotate the stamp until the background is covered.
5.  Add the "Happy Easter" stamp at the side.  (same color as the background at 100%)
6.  Print on Vellum Cardstock.
7. Trim the vellum so it is 8-1/2" X 9".  You will have 1/2" that is unprinted at the right side.  That is so that when you assemble the box the color does not show through at the seam.
8.  Score at 2", 4", 6", 8".  Turn and score 2" from the bottom.
Score at 2", 4", 6" and 8"
Turn.  Score at 2".
9.  Cut tabs and assemble box with Sticky Strip.
Bottom tabs cut and 1/2" unprinted tab at right side.
10. Pinch the sides in at the top and punch two holes with a hole punch through all the layers.
11. Tie a bow with White Taffeta Ribbon.
12.  Die cut "Happy Easter" with a Banner Framelit and attach with a Mini Glue dot.

Digital Stamps: Easter Blossoms, Vintage Overlays
Cardstock: Vellum Cardstock
Accessories: Simply Score Board, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, 3/8" White Taffeta Ribbon
Big Shot: Banner Framelits

1 comment:

  1. WOW!!! These techniques are invaluable. Thanks so much for all your work. I'll definitely be trying these out. And I love that they are designed to be printed on my home printer.