Hello everyone: I love Vellum, don't use if often but, when I do, I always like how it makes everything look so soft and ethereal. My dear friend Darlene De Vries has a challenge for us over at her blog LiveLoveCards for the month of June and she asked us to make cards using Vellum. Here is the card I made for this challenge, it's a bit different than other cards, specially because I've never done this technique before. Here is my card.
Ok, this Vellum is a bit thicker than other, more transparent Vellum sheets and that is because it has to withstand the pressure of the stylus to change the color of the paper. I've seen this technique many times but I never actually give it a try until now. I even went ahead and purchased a beginner's kit to give it a try. The designs on this kit are not to complicated, but there are other patterns out there that are simply stunning. Here is a close up of the pretty little daisy.
It's amazing how a simple design changes before your eyes, I'm so totally fascinated by this beautiful and ancient art that originated in Europe back in the 15th. and 16th. Centuries. One thing I need to say about this technique is that, unlike water coloring (which is my favorite medium), this is not forgiving at all, once you apply the pressure with the stylus, the lines on the Vellum are permanent, you just can't "erase" them at all, but I can also tell you that it's fun and the results can be awesome. This card is simple and, amazingly enough, it didn't take long to finish, I think the slow part is to draw the image with the white gel pen, (included in the kit) from the images in the instruction booklet, you just place your Vellum on top of the image and trace it.
I hope you like my card, I was going to leave it with no colors but I decided to paint the petals and the steam with my Prismacolor Pencils. The butterfly was stamped with one of the images of Papillon Potpourri and traced onto the Vellum, finished with the stylus and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.
I want to thank you so much for visiting, reading your comments truly make me so happy. If you have any questions about this card please let me know.
Have a wonderful day.