Saturday, July 16, 2011
I recently saw some projects in a craft magazine with stamped white flowers on vellum and I thought it looked very cool.
But I was never confident about using vellum - it smears, it's hard to stamp on..... unless you have the Perfect Crafting Pouch.
Armed with my pouch, I decided to give vellum another try. I dusted the paper with the pouch and used Stampin' Up pigment ink with a Hero Arts stamp. And I got crisp images with no smearing. It worked so well I made a whole sheet of flowers!
I lightly tapped the pouch over my stamped images to dry the ink - yes, the pouch will dry pigment ink - then cut them out. I lightly wiped them with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove any leftover powder. I took one flower and cut into a few of the petals, then lightly crumpled the flower to give it dimension.
And adhering it was a breeze with the Best Glue Ever. I made four very small dots on my project, let them dry and attached the flower. The best part? You can't see the glue through the flower. Really. Check it out:
You can see how small my dots are. The Best Glue Ever is so effective you only need a tiny amount.
And a close-up of the flower. You can't see the glue. Perfect!
Don't be afraid of using vellum - you can get fantastic results when you use ScraPerfect products!