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Old 12-10-2015, 08:02 AM   #1  
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I've been hunting for a package of colored vellum to make flowers with. I'm having a hard time finding a small package of vellum. Where are you buying yours?
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Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and vellum CARDSTOCK from SU. It is heavier than store-bought, but not much. I found that I can color plain vellum with markers 'on the back side' and it looks very nice.
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I found it very difficult to find vellum at all online! Finally bought some individual sheets of SU vellum from a nice member here. Amazon has a very small selection, but it's expensive.

Have you seen Tammy Tutterow's recent tutorial making die-cut flowers out of crinoline? She colored them with Distress Inks and they look absolutely gorgeous. The fabric has a stiffness to it so it's easier to cut and the flowers have a lot of body on the project. Maybe an alternative in case you can't find the vellum.
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I never thought of buying a clear vellum and coloring it. Doesn't ink or paint come off because of the wax? Stazon would be the only thing I could think of that would adhere permanently to the waxy surface.
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Stazon would be the only thing I could think of that would adhere permanently to the waxy surface.
Memento Luxe inks work very well on vellum...
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You can color on vellum using Sharpies and it won't rub off. You can also use water based markers but it takes awhile for the ink to dry.
I have sometimes used my heat tool to expedite drying time but sometimes the vellum will warp so if you want something to dry quickly I recommend using sharpies or any other permanent marker for coloring
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The S2S15 is Stamp to Spend 2015 challenge. The goal is to pay ourselves for cards and project completed (bank money so to speak) and keep our spending in check with our balance.

So we end up doing something with all the supplies we purchase - not just accumulate more and more stuff. It is a good point. I've noticed my supplies level growing a lot in 2015 and wanted to put some perspective on the feeling "I got to have that" mentality when I see something I want to buy. Like, with all the stuff I already own, am I going to make that many more/better cards if I buy that thing? Probably not... And we chat mostly about non-card making stuff.
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None of the vellum I have has a waxy surface. It accepts both dye-based and permanent markers very well. I have two types of vellum: 100% rag vellum that you can find in the drafting department of office supply stores, and heavy cardstock vellum which I bought at Papertrey Ink. Be careful if buying vellum online, as vellum often refers to the finish of a paper and not it's translucency. Both types above are translucent.

I also have some plain colored vellum and some with printed designs; I found these at Michael's and at Wal-Mart EONS ago when scrapbooking was first becoming popular. But I haven't seen anything like this for sale for quite a few years.
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Thanks for the education on this and what will work. I appreciate the info.
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I did have issues with heat embossing on vellum. It will chip off if run over with a water based marker, not too bad, but chips none the less. Also, if you curl the paper after it was heat embossed. Live and learn...but I LOVE vellum!
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Sweet stamps sells the clear vellum, for the parchment crafts
Parchment Crafting 36# Vellum - SweetStamps.com
You can color on the back side of this easily.
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I've purchased sheets of colored vellum at HL and Michaels,

createforless.com sells individual and packages of vellum in several colors
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Isn't there a special type of vellum to buy that will withstand the heat embossing? I thought I read that some where... Otherwise the vellum just warps, buckles and curls from the heat gun.

True for those of you who have tried it?
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You can color on the back side of this easily.
Wow, it's $8 for half a sheet of paper. It's 8x5 inches.
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Mulberry Paper and More - Imported Art Paper
This site sells single sheets of quality papers including vellum. Their selection is small but top of the line. Everyone should take a look. Buy a whole package is so expensive when you only use a few sheets and the rest sits in a drawer.
Interesting, they sell a 6x6 pad of the colored vellum. Prices are the same as Michaels also on the single sheets. Nice colors. Thanks for the link.
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Wow, it's $8 for half a sheet of paper. It's 8x5 inches.
Whoa! That price is for 25 sheets!
It's on the end of the first paragraph.
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Whoa! That price is for 25 sheets!
It's on the end of the first paragraph.
Thanks for correcting me. I was wondering how that could possibly fly. So it's roughly 12 sheets of 8.5x11 for $8.

Thanks again.
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I went to my local paper shop about 15 years ago and bought a ream of vellum, some of which I still have today. But it isn't the kind of vellum that can withstand heat embossing; it warps. And this local paper shop caters more to businesses than crafters.
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Jennifer McGuire just did her paper/adhesives Favs 2015 yesterday and recommends Ellen Hutson 40 lb. This is not colored but is supposed to be embossable.

My Favorite Crafty Things: PAPERS & ADHESIVES + Giveaway - Jennifer McGuire Ink

I am giving you the JM link instead of EH because there is a code to get 10% off it. (JM said we could share the post) There is a time limit. Scroll down and you can link direct to EH if you want to.
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Jennifer McGuire just did her paper/adhesives Favs 2015 yesterday and recommends Ellen Hutson 40 lb. This is not colored but is supposed to be embossable.

My Favorite Crafty Things: PAPERS & ADHESIVES + Giveaway - Jennifer McGuire Ink

I am giving you the JM link instead of EH because there is a code to get 10% off it. (JM said we could share the post) There is a time limit. Scroll down and you can link direct to EH if you want to.
Thanks for the link.
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You can color vellum with alcohol inks. Hopefully this file attaches. I just dropped alcohol ink and blender on the vellum.
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You can color vellum with alcohol inks. Hopefully this file attaches. I just dropped alcohol ink and blender on the vellum.
Thank you very much for sharing this. I have a ton of alcohol inks and am always looking for ways to use them up.

It's a very pretty affect. I could use mild tape and try striping the vellum with alcohol inks.
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Jennifer McGuire just did her paper/adhesives Favs 2015 yesterday and recommends Ellen Hutson 40 lb. This is not colored but is supposed to be embossable.

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I am giving you the JM link instead of EH because there is a code to get 10% off it. (JM said we could share the post) There is a time limit. Scroll down and you can link direct to EH if you want to.
I also watched the video.she said that you should heat up your heat gun before applying it to vellum going back and forth or it can wArp. I usually try to heat mine up a little regardless when I do any embossing. Love her videos.
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Thank you very much for sharing this. I have a ton of alcohol inks and am always looking for ways to use them up.

It's a very pretty affect. I could use mild tape and try striping the vellum with alcohol inks.
You also could try putting the blender solution all over the vellum and then "draw" with the tip of the bottle of alcohol ink to try making a landscape design. I did it on Yupo paper but haven't tried on the vellum.
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Happy to report the alcohol inks on vellum worked really well. I was pleased with the color I got, and it was very easy to do. I die cut the velum into flowers after coloring it. They are pretty.

I used the side with the alcohol ink facing up. It was too muted facing down. Hope no one spills a drink on the card. LOL
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