august workshop ~ vellum

Posting for recording purposes rather than informational purposes since it’s september.
Last week we played with vellum using it to journal, create a frame, anchor a title, & form florette embellishments.  We used a ton of techniques on vellum from: printing, punching, inking, tearing, crumpling, distressing and more.  as usual we created two 12×12 layouts.
a 2-page layout.
Here we used clear vellum to journal including the title, using the computer.  we also created the florettes by layering vellum pieces in different colors and sizes, which we punched, crumpled and inked before we adhered the staggered sizes on top of each other.
a 1-page layout
On this layout we used clear vellum to create a frame around the pictures.  we ripped, distressed, inked and stamped the frame.  we also stamped the title on a vellum piece with a punched scallop border.
Vellum is a great way to create depth since it’s sheer quality allows the background image to still shine through adding dimension.  It follows the trend for sheer & transparent elements.
Vellum’s greatest quality is also it’s challenge.  Regular adhesive shows through vellum so unconventional methods to adhere are used.  I recommend brads, eyelets, grommets, staples, ribbon or string.  You can also use decorative items over the vellum to hide glue dots or other adhesive underneath as I did with the journaling panel above.  I used glue dots underneath the 2 pearls on top left corner and underneath the florette on bottom right.
Hope you have a creative day!


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