Sunday, October 16, 2011

Faux Vellum by Tami Mayberry

Today I wanted to share with you a fun way to add a sentiment to the center of an image
that has a faded out or layered effect. Like the card below.

I began by stamping the house image from the Home is stamp set onto white Pure Luxury base weight card stock using a gray ink. For this particular project I used a regular dye ink not designed to work with alcohol markers (Ancient Page-Flannel Gray). I wasn't concerned with the type of ink on the gray section as a bit of bleeding helped to soften the look. If you are concerned with bleeding a alcohol marker compatible ink such as Memento ink in the London Fog color.

Next I cut a 3/4" strip of scrap card stock and used a temporary adhesive to adhere it over the center of the image. The length of the strip is not a huge factor. Basically just at least as wide as the size you plan on cutting the image to

I then stamped once again over the previous image with a black ink.  This time I use Memento ink in Tuxedo Black to avoid bleeding of the main image. You might be able to do this by eyeballing it or using the grid on your stamp block. If not a Stamp-a-ma-jig works well and is what I typically use for such projects where a precise placement is desired. It is ok if the image is not perfectly aligned as the gray outline will simply give a shadowed effect.

Next, I used the fine tip of my Touch Twin marker to draw a line along
the top and bottom of the card stock strip.

Once finished I was able to remove the card stock strip leaving the final image that was ready to be colored.

I began by coloring the sections outside of the lines in the normal fashion. (while the colored used are the same the two colored images below will look slightly different in the location of the center lines that in the final sample as I forgot to take the photos the first time and had to redo that part. oops!)

Once finished with that, I colored the section between the lines in shades of gray. I colored the would be blue section with a blue gray and the lights, whihc would normally be a warm yellow, with a warm gray. As I mentioned previously, there was slight bleeding due to the ink I used which also help lend to the effect.

Once finished I added my greeting between the lines and added
the final details and assembled my card. 


Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great tutorial, I love it.

lilred said...

Wow! I love this tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Well that is clever!

Laura Williams said...

You rock tami! I love this!

Janet said...

love this Tami !!!