Vellum paper or acetate? A complete guide to help you know which paper to use and when. I’ll also teach you how to emboss on both! And not just heat embossing, I’ll share how to use both vellum paper and acetate (also known as “window sheets”) with embossing folders.

During the video you’ll see references to past videos. Be sure to scroll down to see the links for these additional videos where I provide more details about creating each of the techniques featured.

Fair warning about the pictures I’ve shared below. Photographing anything shiny is truly a challenge. While the pictures aren’t perfect, you can at least get a good close up of what each of the techniques look like on both the vellum and acetate.

Vellum Paper or Acetate – Video

Vellum paper or acetate? THAT is the question! I’m breaking it down for you today so you know which product to use in your card making and paper crafting projects and when and what you can do with each!

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Vellum Paper or Acetate – Details

Heat embossing is a great way to use both vellum and acetate. I’ve got tips on both these techniques at the links below.

  • Heat Embossing on Vellum Paper – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyxnPcSFEqY&t=13s
  • Heat Embossing on Acetate – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSb74V9Mdrw&t=104s

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While 3D or deep impression embossing folders are challenging for both vellum and acetate, I have had great success using regular embossing folders to create unique and stunning results. I’ve got tips on both these products at the links below.

  • Using Vellum Basics – https://youtu.be/3rRPNFOmduQ
  • 3 Ways to Add Color to Embossed Vellum Paper – https://youtu.be/12oTqYxzwVg
  • How to Adhere Vellum Paper – https://youtu.be/groJQVkwxa8
  • How to Emboss on Acetate – https://youtu.be/ssM4kbp8b7s

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If you choose to stamp directly on vellum be certain to use Stazon ink for the best results. Allow the paper to dry completely before handling and coloring. I recommend dye-based markers to avoid bleeding.

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Stazon ink is also the preferred ink for acetate. It’s a bit slippery so be sure your stamp is well inked, on a level surface and that you take your time. Allow the ink to dry completely before handling.

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