Vellum: Semi-transparent paper, also called drafting vellum.
Stamp the design in black ink on vellum paper. Heat emboss
using black powder. Turn the paper over and use markers to color in the design. Because the vellum
paper is slightly transparent light passes through the paper
showing the color, even though you applied the color from
the back side. Vellum can be used for a brass stencil design
and mounted like stained glass. Try using colored pencils
to emboss instead of your burnisher.
X A M P L E O F T E C H N I Q U E
the hummingbird stained glass design onto a piece of vellum
with a black pigment stamp pad, then heat emboss.
Claret powder was used in the example. (figure 1)
the Stamp Alignment Tool, place the hummingbird image in
the center of a pink marble card. Stamp the hummingbird
with black ink and heat emboss with claret powder.
Stamp flowers randomly, over border area with clear ink,
heat emboss the whole card with claret powder.
the flowers with markers. Cut away the rectangle inside
of the hummingbird outline. (figure 2)
the opening onto a panel of matching cardstock and cut away
rectangle. This will be a liner for the inside of the card
front. (figure 3)
the back side of the vellum, color the hummingbird image
using markers and a LePlume blender pen. Over embossing
is optional, not necessary. (figure 4)
assemble the card: Cut the vellum to within 1/4" of the
edge of the hummingbird image. Mount to the inside of the
card front with double stick tape. Press liner into place.