Thursday, June 27, 2013

Printing Photos on Vellum

It's funny how you can begin a project with a clear plan in your head, and then it veers off into a completely different direction. I had begun this page with an idea for using the color photo collage prints I had made. Head's up, there are no color photo collages on this page.

A question was raised on the Studio Calico forum about printing photos on vellum, and several ladies had already done it, and provided helpful hints. I thought that a wide picture would fit well into the center of my collage, so I edited and printed one on white vellum. The result was as if a soft filter had been applied to the picture.

However, that softness and not quite right shape (measure twice, cut once, yeah, yeah, yeah) caused me to remove the collage completely. I layered the photo on a mild bokeh print paper and more of the gold glitter paper. I set it aside and then began adding paint, mist, and little bits and pieces to the background. This weekly challenge posted on the Studio Calico blog helped me to apply the finishing touches, as I already had met 3 of the 5 ingredients.

Have you ever planned a page, only to have it come out totally different? Did you love it more than your original idea?

products used: white vellum - Recollections gold glitter 12x12 paper - Basic Grey {Perhaps} Daphne 12x12 paper - Lily Bee Design {Sweet Shoppe} Marshmellow 12x12 paper - Plaid Acrylic Paint Snowflake - Heidi Swapp {Color Shine} Chartreuse - Basic Grey {Perhaps & Scarlet's Letter} Tags - Studio Calio {Sundrifter} Vellum Frames - Freckled Fawn Stars & Such Wood Chips - Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch - Cartwright Sequins 5mm Iris Mixed Color - Hemptique Earthy Hemp Cord - Dear Lizzy {Neapolitan} Date Stamp - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain - white doilie


  1. Very pretty page! Love that BG background paper and the photo looks great. Yes, this happens to me all the time. Somehow what you picture in your head begins to change as you put the products on the page.

  2. So pretty!
    I love the bokeh print underneath. Such a nice touch!
    I really want to try printing on vellum!
    How did you adhere the vellum to the paper?

    1. Thanks, Mary Jo! I used therm-o-web vellum adhesive runner to adhere it.

  3. Looks great!! And that happens to me all the time where I plan one thing and end up with something else. :)

  4. Lovely page, I don't usually start with a plan when I scrapbook but when I do I always seem to veer away from it lol

  5. very interesting post.this is my first time visit here.i found so mmany interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion..thanks for the post!


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