I am so excited to share with you today my tutorial using Tombow watercolor markers on vellum.
Stamp your flower in a random pattern on the vellum with Versa Mark ink.
If you are stamping in a well lit area you will be able to see where
you are stamping since Versa Mark is clear. Use a fine white embossing
powder like Zing(OPAQUE White Embossing Powder) to emboss your images.
(When embossing on the vellum move your heat tool more than normal around the area so the paper doesn't burn. )
Stamp two extra flowers and a butterfly with Memento black ink on some white scrap card stock.
Now it's time for my favorite part...coloring! All of these images were
colored the same way. You will notice that the color moves quicker on
the vellum because of the smooth surface.
like to begin with a painters palette because it's easy for me to see
and I feel like I am a watercolorists! Lay your colors on the palette
by scribbling on the white surface. I will apply the color to the side
of the vellum that was heat embossed.
Before you begin I recommend you practice on a piece of scrap paper.
Take your Tombow blender pen and rub the tip into your first color from
the palette. Using the tip that now has the color on it .... dab each
petal with a small about of color on the tips only as shown below.
After you dabbed all the petals you can go back to each petal, with the
tip this time color the entire petal. This movement with the tip will
give you a water color look on your petals. You might need to reload
your tip onto the pallet. If you are NOT getting the water color look on
your petals you might have to much ink on your tip. So wipe some off as
I have on the top left corner of the photo (see the scrap paper with
squiggles) . It might take a little practice but, I promise you will
love the look and feel of these markers on vellum.
When you are finished I like to flip the embossed vellum that you just
colored and to lay onto my card. You might like your image with the
embossing on the front. The neat thing is you have to different looks
for one technique.
Here is the inside of the flower card.
I forward to seeing all of the entries for the vellum challenge here. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Kathy
Supplies: (stamps available soon promise)