Today I’d like to share another post from the Make It From Your Heart Blog: 5 Tricks for Attaching Vellum
November 14, 2016
Specialty papers like vellum are great for making a card or scrapbook page unique. The trouble is, vellum can be tricky to attach because of its translucent nature, but don’t fret! The creative geniuses in our Art Studio have agreed to share their vellum knowledge with you all here on the blog. Try these five tricks for attaching vellum without showing any adhesive!
You can use a tape runner and Glue Dots to secure your vellum—you just have to know where to hide them! Use adhesive to attach the vellum to portions you know you will cover with paper. For example, here we used adhesive in the middle of the vellum because we knew it’d be covered up by the yellow-striped paper.
You can also sneak Glue Dots behind embellishments to further secure the vellum, like we did with the star on the vellum shown here. With this technique, the edges of your vellum probably won’t all be attached, but in the case of this card, that’s just the effect we were going for!
To make sure your vellum doesn’t slide around when you’re using your stitch guide and piercing tool, use a little adhesive to secure the vellum to the paper in a section you know will be covered with paper later.
The key with using the Bonding Memories™ glue pen is to apply a VERY thin layer to your paper, and then to let the glue dry just a second or two before attaching the vellum. It will become clear and a little more tacky when it’s ready.
Mini staples are a quick and decorative way to secure the edges of your vellum to the edges of your paper since they are effective fasteners that also pass for unique design elements.
You can even add staples to embellishments and paper pieces placed on top of the vellum to secure the vellum even more in place.
Again, this is one that you have to be tricky with. For this page, we laid out all the pieces on the vellum without attaching them, and when we got the look we wanted, we attached them using a tape runner. To attach the vellum circle to the page, we hid 3-D foam tape behind the photo and paper so you can’t see it.
The 3-D foam tape is really fun because it gives the page added dimension and makes the vellum appear to be floating.
We hope these tips give you the confidence to play around with vellum. It’s such a fun material and really adds a unique touch to your cards and scrapbook pages.
For the original post & recipes for this artwork click here.