Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Vellum Northwoods Butterfly


Vellum Northwoods Butterfly
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
Ever since Copic Certification class in Milwaukee, I've wanted to try coloring on vellum. One of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges (DTGD08Laurie) over on Splitcoast, was to use vellum in some way. This was the exact push I needed.

On this particular card, I stamped the beautiful butterfly image by Northwoods onto Neenah Solar White Cardstock and a piece of vellum with Marvy Dye ink and heat set. I then proceeded to color both images with Copic markers. On the Neenah image I used some darker shades of color to show depth and on the vellum image I used some lighter shades since this was going to be placed on top of the Neenah image. Gee, that's about as clear as vellum, right??? Below there's a picture to give you an idea of exactly what I'm trying to say.


The whole overall card didn't really meet the image I had in my mind, but I must remember this was a first try. I hope to try coloring on vellum soon.

This card also uses a layer of vellum that serves as a layer of cardstock. I like its softness and I'm reminded I need to get into my vellum stash more often.

I made this card for a former co-worker...she starts her new job as an assistant principal next week. She loves butterflies so I hope she likes this.

Vellum Northwoods Butterfly

3 comments:

Debbie, said...

I like this idea. I understand what you mean about the darker undershading on the CS. Great idea. Very pretty card. I'm sure your friend will love it.

JenMarie said...

WOW, gorgeous!!!

Sue C said...

This is just so pretty! Ilove your color choices for this image!