Sunday, March 14, 2010

Vellum versus Tracing Paper

A friend wanted to know if tracing paper worked the same as vellum.  I'd never tried it so she gave me a couple of sheets to experiment with.  They appear to be the same.  For stamping, tracing paper seems to have the same characteristics as vellum.  When stamping on both, you need to set your work aside and let it dry for quite a while.  I have not tried embossing on the the tracing paper.  Vellum tends to curl.  This card uses fluid chalk in for the blue flower and SU! Classic ink for the stem. The chalk ink actually took the longest to dry.   Vellum or in this case tracing paper always produces a classy effect.

Project Notes:
  • Since you can see through the vellum, why not add some pattern underneath.  I used designer paper with a swirly design in one corner.
  • The torn edges are sponged in distress ink to make them show up a little more.
  • Again, caution about drying time.  I originally stamped "with sympathy" directly on the vellum and it look so nice.  Then, impatient me couldn't resist finishing the card only to smear the greeting.  Arr!  Oh well, there's always a fix in papercrafting. 
Ingredients:  Stamps:  Petals and Kindred Spirits (for greeting) by SU!
Ink:  Prussian Blue fluid chalk ink by Colorbox; Close to Cocoa by SU!
Cardstock:  Mellow Moss
DSP and ribbon:  Periphery collection by Basic Grey

1 comment:

  1. this is such a pretty sympathy card Lisa-thanks for the tip on the tracing paper


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