Vellum Lantern w/Crafter's Companion

I made a vellum "cover" for a tall straight vase that I picked up at the Dollar Tree recently. I stamped and embossed in black onto vellum and colored the image from the backside. I used the large wild rose image from the Sheena Douglass Floral Fantasy Wild Rose & Hibiscus set. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens

You can add a battery operated votive inside the vase and have a soft night light or romantic ambiance during dinner. 

(You can enlarge any of the images below simply by clicking on it.)

I gathered my supplies.

I measured the vase, both height and the circumference. I used a piece of scrap ribbon to measure around the vase and simply laid it onto my cutting mat to get the measurement. 

I needed a piece of vellum that was 11 in wide and 6-3/4 in tall.

I prepared my vellum for embossing with an anti-static tool. 

I inked my image with black pigment ink.

I stamped the image onto the vellum twice, fairly close together--I wanted to avoid any overlapping near the seam. 

I added black embossing powder to my images, making sure all areas were well covered before tapping the powder off. 

I heated the embossing powder just until it was raised and shiny. 

It's pretty just like this. 

But I decided to add some color with a few Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens. 

I colored from the backside of the sheet of stamped vellum. I blended a couple of colors for the blossoms. 

While the darker shade is still wet, color just at the edge of it with the lighter shade. 

If you happen to make a mistake, simply remove the errant ink with your colorless blender pen. (You'll want to scribble off onto some scratch paper during this process because vellum doesn't have the same properties as cardstock.) 

The finished panel from the colored side. 

The finished panel from the embossed side. 

Add strong adhesive to one edge of the stamped panel and wrap around the vase, placing the seam at the back.  


Marianne said...

I am JG3 with envy ...can you please tell me what camera settings you use to get such wonderful photos?

Oh and how do you keep your vellum from warping when you heat the embossing powder?

Love the project. I have tried it before for the holidays (....Christmas . . . which is only 121 days away )

Wendy G. said...

You certainly turned that vase into something very posh! I love it.

Froggietalks said...

I really like that idea Mary-Dawn. Hitting the dollar store next week, I will have to look for a vase like that :)