How to Watercolour on Vellum

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Do you have a hidden stash of vellum and have trouble figuring out to do with it?   Well pull it out–today I have a great tutorial for you.  I will show you how to watercolour on vellum, and how to adhere your vellum to cardstock.  When I watercolour on vellum, I love the appearance of the “wrong side.”  The overall effect reminds me of a piece of glass that has been washed up on shore.  Speaking of which, the weather is going to be very warm this week, so it’s time to go to the lake’s shore to search for driftwood and glass before all the other ladies get it.

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Stamp image onto vellum and let dry completely.  If you use a heat gun, hold it well away from the vellum and lightly heat.  If vellum has high heat, it will warp.

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Colour image in completely.  If you use a scene stamp, colour all of the areas completely.  With a damp brush, drag brush in a circular motion until colouring lines disappear.

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Shade your image as you would a normal coloured image.  Once again, using a damp brush, move the brush in a circular motion and blend colours together.

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Using a Krylon pen (I used gold), edge vellum.

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My background paper was run through the Cuttlebug.  Run ATG gun tape, or hand held clear running tape, along all the edges and down the center in two or three spots.

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As you can see, the ATG gun clear tape does not show.

Have fun!

For a complete index of my tutorials, please see the Tutorial page.


Posted on : Mar 30 2010
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