Recently I came across this video by Elena Morgun who used inks and alcohol blending solution to color vellum. So I decided to try it with Hero Arts inks. After trying Elena’s method, I tried smooshing my inks right on the vellum, put a drop (you don’t want very much) of the blending solution on the ink and then used a brush to make about a 3″x5″ colored section. I just wanted enough colored area to cut a few flowers and leaves. I think this was faster and easier.
I made sure the inks were all dry (heat gun works if you’re in a hurry), made sure the vellum was static free by using an anti-static tool and then I embossed the flowers and leaves in gold and fussy cut. Figured out where I wanted the sentiment by laying it out on my Misti. The sentiment was stamped in black ink and heat embossed with clear powder. Added the gold washi tape (from my stash), did the flower arrangement with the gold thread, chomped the corners and done!
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