Thursday, March 13, 2014

Printing on Vellum Technique

I'm feeling a little bit better today and decided to make my cards for the March OSA Koi Swap.  Last Week I asked my friend Ignacio the owner and graphic designer at Nicecrane if he had a Koi images, When he replied to me it was "I do now"!  He had worked up a new set of Japanese Koi digital stamps! This gave me 5 images to choose from !
 
http://nicecranedesigns.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=5shuh1nm2fgrp2jr7llitb8ua6&keyword=japanese+prints+%28fishes%29
 
When I do these swap I always try to make my cards unique, we all do , that is half the fun of it!  Two months ago I did another Koi swap and I wanted this one to look very different from the last one, but I loved the technique so I did want to repeat that!
 
This was January's card:
 
                                        Koi on Vellum over a Nicecrane texture image
 
For this months card
I did another  vellum printing overlay  - very simple but very beautiful!  The key with this is having an excellent graphic to print out, these Koi are perfect  for this technique!
 
 
I printed out on 29# vellum.  You can see the detail on the vellum here, One thing to remember when printing on vellum: It takes a little longer for the paper to dry.  The vellum surface is very dry and it takes a bit longer for the ink to set in the paper.
 
 
 
I then printed two "texture images" from Nicecranes' Beautiful Japanese Texture background set.
you can see where I was running out of ink on the print on the left - that's okay, it looked lovely!
 
 
I Used a little ATG tape to adhere the layers together and a coat of this shimmery nail polish to give the scale a wet look 
 
 
You can see how beautiful the background looks under the fish!  I added a little distress inks to the edges for a little more depth.
 
 
 
I die cut an oval in my card stock and added some embellishments
 
Here are the finished cards!
 
 
 
 
I also used several of the Koi images printed on regular paper to make into ATC for another time, they print up beautiful on regular paper!!
 
I hope you give this overlay technique a try sometime it is really beautiful and not time or supply intensive!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!
Ginny M
 
 
 

Japanese texture backgrounds

2 comments:

  1. Wowww, woww,woww,,, Ginny,,,I am falling in lovw with thechnique and all over the way youused my Koi image,,,,,love your background and the efect aplying snail

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  2. Lovely card Ginny, and the technique is wonderful!
    Happy to hear you are feeling better!!!
    Hugs,
    Jan

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