Today’s quick tip video includes two ways for coloring on vellum paper using Stampin’ Blends. Alcohol markers provide a professional, streak-free finish on cardstock and vellum but it’s important to learn the do’s and don’t’s when coloring with different ink pads and mediums.
Coloring on vellum provides a beautiful opaque finish that resembles stained glass. If you choose to heat emboss your image for a glossy detailed lines, Stampin’ Blends will allow you to lay color effortlessly where you desire it. However, if you prefer to stamp your image there are a few important things you need to know when using any alcohol-based marker.
Tuxedo Black Memento ink is a water-based ink and the optimum choice when you want to use the alcohol-based Stampin’ Blends. Except when you want to stamp on vellum paper, where this ink will not dry – ever. You’ll be left with a smeary mess and risk transferring the ink to your Stampin’ Blends.
Instead, stamp your image using Jet Black Stazon ink and let it dry. If you’re a bit impatience in the drying process, like I am, I use my heat tool on the lowest setting to speed up the process. Once it’s dry, flip the vellum paper over and color on the backside. Pay close attention to the stamped lines as any ink that falls outside those lines will be visible.
Today’s quick tip video will go into detail about the two stamping options for vellum and how to color with professional results. I’m included the completed vellum images below if you’d like to see them, along with the supplies used. Oh, and don’t miss the exciting news about the new Stamparatus accessories also posted below.
20 Years and Counting
Twenty years ago today I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. If someone would have told me twenty years ago that I would be blogging, making videos, making friends from all over the world and earning an income from stamping I would have laughed. I never, in a million years, imagined my life would be so full, so wonderful! A special thank you to all my fabulous customers who share my love of Stampin’ Up!’s products and paper crafting. A huge shout out to my team, Bob the Builder and Boo for all their love, support and encouragement. And I would be remiss in not thanking the amazing help of my virtual YouTube Live assistant, Meagan. Here’s to the next twenty!
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Coloring on Vellum Paper Video
This image uses VersaMark ink to stamp the image which was covered in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set. Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy before you stamp to deter flecks of embossing powder. Not sure how the Embossing Buddy works? Click HERE to watch the quick tip video.
This image uses Jet Black Stazon ink. The vellum paper was flipped over and the Stampin’ Blends were colored on the backside.
This image is perfect for your Pinterest board as a reminder for how to color on vellum paper.
The best stamp positioner on the market, the Stamparatus, has even more to love! Beginning October 1 you can enjoy fabulous Stamparatus accessories! These new accessories include Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats. Want it all? No problem! There’s an accessories pack to get them all with just one item code! Click HERE to view the PDF document that features the new accessories and pricing.