Pinstripe Vellum is no longer available.
This same technique may be substituted with medium
Vellum: This paper is heaver than the regular vellum.
It is less translucent because it is thicker. Usually vellum
is colored from behind to obtain soft colors for stained
glass, but this paper looks beautiful when colored from
the front. Marker colors show up brilliantly, but the ink
applies smoothly and consistently with fewer stroke marks.
Chalk can also be used when a soft look is desired. When
you color a design completely with chalk, the delicate pinstripe
pattern in the vellum can be seen. When markers are used,
the pinstripe doesn't show up as much. Heat embossing techniques
of all types work well with Pinstripe Vellum. It does not
buckle, and the colored powders stand out nicely. The weight
and texture of this paper also makes it adaptable to brass
stencil and dry embossing techniques.
X A M P L E O F T E C H N I Q U E
striped vellum, stamp the daisy with a black pigment
stamp pad, then heat emboss with powder.(figure 1) Topiary
powder was used in this example.
the Stamp Alignment Tool to stamp the daisy in the center
of a green card. Stamp with a black pigment ink
and heat emboss with topiary powder. Cut away the inner
circle, leaving leaves for dimension. (figure 2)
a green panel, trace the circle opening in the exact position
as the card. Cut away the circle. This will be the liner
for the inside of the card front. (figure 3)
the daisy image on the striped vellum on the same side as
the embossing . Use markers and a LePlume blender
pen. (figure 4) This design does not require over embossing,
but it is an option. To over emboss the entire design, sponge
clear embossing ink over the design. Sprinkle clear embossing
powder over the entire design and heat emboss.
assemble the card: Cut the vellum to close to the edge of
the daisy image. Mount to the inside of the card front with
double stick tape. Press liner into place. (figure 5)