Hello again and happy Wednesday! Welcome back to day three of VELLUM week. Yesterday was full of wonderful ideas for using vellum on your layouts and cards!
Today I am sharing my favorite way to use vellum on my projects....journaling! I love to type or write my journaling directly onto vellum and I will share with you some of my favorite projects using vellum. But first up is this amazing layout by Diane Payne!!
USING VELLUM WITH YOUR DIE CUTTING MACHINE
Diane used vellum in such a creative way on this layout! She cut out her title onto vellum using her Silhouette. I've never used a die cutting machine on vellum before, but you can certainly bet it's on my "to-do" list....right up there with painting onto vellum (thanks Amy!!). Diane's title is so subtle, but so striking. You know it's there, but it doesn't distract from her lovely photo at the top of her page or her sweet jouranling at the bottom.
CREATING A VELLUM OVERLAY
This is a layout I created for the color palate one month here at write.click.scrapbook. When I saw all of the blues I knew I wanted to make a page writing a letter to my sweet son. I decided to use a large photo and originally thought about writing my text down the left side of my photo. But then it dawned on me how beautiful my typed letter would look as an overlay. I simply typed my journaling on my computer and printed it out on the left side of my vellum. Then I sewed it into place at the top of my page and added a little tab in the right hand corner to help lift the vellum.
Here's a closer look at the vellum overlay. I love how the text is a large part of the page, but the main focus is still that sweet photo of my son.
PRINTING TEXT ONTO VELLUM: If you are printing from an ink jet printer, be sure to all your text time to dry before handling. It takes about 15-20 minutes for the ink to completely dry (believe me....I'm pretty impatient and have smeared a fair share of journaling!)
TYPING TEXT ONTO VELLUM AND ADDING TO ACCENT PIECES
Now, if you've followed me on my blog or through instagram, you've probably seen me use Crate Paper's The Pier slide frames for holding my journaling. They are the perfect way to "anchor" your journaling to your page. I roughly measure the inside of my frame, type my journaling onto vellum and then attach it to the frame. Wood veneer and other frames are also fun ways to incorporate text and journaling on projects!
Same thing, different frame. :) For this layout, I wanted the patterned papers to still show through so I placed my vellum frame on top of the papers next to my photo. I also added some stitching around my journaling to help it pop out of the frame.
And that, my friends, completes day three of VELLUM week. Tomorrow is all about mini albums! See you then!!