Monday, February 2, 2009

Magic Pattern Vellum {Puppy Love}

The marathon posts are wearin' me out, (whinge) so....
today the new technique; tomorrow the finished project & template. :O)

This is a new version of the magic pattern technique (on Vellum!) One of the things I love about Vellum, is how it gives you options for colouring. You can colour from the back, which can easily create two different effects on the same image: resist and softened colour. Vellum also lets you blend markers like a pro, so this is great if you're like me & want easy easy colouring sometimes.

The stamp I've used here is a joy to colour:
it's from Little Paper Shop's new set {Puppy Love}.

Magic Pattern Vellum Technique


Line Stamp
Background Stamp
Vellum Cardstock
Black Craft Ink (or any dark colour, or Stazon ink)
Clear Embossing Powder
Cotton Swab

How To:

Step 1) Emboss a line image in a dark colour (I've used black craft ink & clear embossing powder 0n Vellum Cardstock, but you could use Stazon & let dry well)

Step 2) Emboss any Background Stamp over your line image (Stamp Background Stamp in Versamark & heat with Clear Embossing Powder)

Hopefully this photo shows how the embossing leaves you with a subtle pattern that will create a resist in the next step:

Step 3) Colour areas of your image with a marker. The embossing resists the marker. (I used 2 tones to colour this sweet little heart: this first colour is SU's Regal Rose)

Step 4) Add a second darker colour for shading. (This is SU's Rose Red)

Step 5) Use the lighter colour to blend the darker colour in. The Vellum cardstock has a great texture that lets you blend colours with even more buttery blending than Copics. :O)

Step 6) Wipe the excess colour off (or you could heat set it with your heat gun instead to avoid smudging!)

Step 7) If you do get any smudges, remove them with a dampened cotton swab

Step 8) Flip the image over & colour from the back. (This is a CTMH marker: Cocoa) The colouring may look messy here, but when you flip it back over to the front, you'll have nice soft colouring from the Vellum & an embossed pattern:

Hope this is something that might be fun for you, :O)

Here's the finished Dog Tag & the heart box...

P.S. Quick Links:

If you'd lurve that sweet Pup you can find him at LPS here.

To see the Little Paper Shop Gallery for Puppy Love click here.

To participate in the latest sketch challenge & win an {Flyin' By} stamp set, get any of your LPS sets inky & click here.


li-marie said...

Hi Mel, hlad you're feeling well enough to post again - was getting withdrawl symptoms.

Great technique def have to give this a try.



Maggie said...

this is still very llllllllllloooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggg!
soon to be in Aruba & married Auntie

Vix Kennedy said...

Thanks for everything you do and share :) Your work is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

my funny valentine lol i love your pic with key on nose did that so long before u were born , love lady

Anonymous said...

What a great technique. I've never seen anything like it before. Well done. I'll have to give it a try soon.

Elaine from Brisbane, Australia

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Mel, this is a great technique!! Thanks so much for sharing and for the really terrific tutorial!!!

Elena said...

Brilliant idea!!! I love the effect with stamping on vellum!!! Thank you for sharing this idea!!!

Maria said...

Oooh! What a fun tutorial, Mel!! I love the idea of the embossing!! So sorry to hear you're feeling tired. I know how that feels!! At one point i thought I had chronic fatigue syndrome. Every other posts is more than enough. helps to absorb all the fun tutorials you provide us!! Take care of yourself!!


Kim Etherington said...

He's cute. I like the pattern on the heart. It's a neat look.

Toni K said...

Awesome! I love this technique!
Thank you for all you do!

Etha said...

WOW this is waaay too cool! thanks for showing :)

Beth said...

love it Mel great technique as always GF

Julia said...

great technique Mel! Love the soft colors.

Barb said...

Another great technique... thanks, Mel!!

E.T said...

Toooo cute! Just like you!