The Road Less Traveled


Thursday, January 17, 2013

SinCity Scraps DT call

I have an opportunity to try out for the Sincity Scraps DT!  I am really impressed with the site, products, and the owner, Donna.  You can find all Sincity Scraps products here.  Terri Sproul is the DT leader, whom I have worked with before.  I hope I "wow" her!

Take Vellum and enhance it in color to your hearts desire!  My project is Vellum Stamping and Staining!

Vellum Stamping and Staining


Vellum - regular, heavy, or printed
Dye Based Ink - Marvy Matchables used 
Stamps of Choice
Soft sponge
Optional:  embossing powder

1.  To understand dye based inks and vellum, the way they dry is for the wetness of ink to dissipate into the air.  You need to let it set up for about 30 to 60 seconds after you stamp or stain.

2.  Stamp image(s) of your choice on vellum using dye based ink.  Let set up.  Turn over and follow next step for staining.  

3.  Using dye based ink directly from the pad and onto the vellum (DTP = Direct to Paper).  Swipe color onto the surface of the vellum and then use the soft sponge to work the color on the surface.  You will see that a small amount of ink can cover a good amount of area on the vellum.  The color will be a little lighter, softer but rich.

4.  Add more ink to shade or create a darker shade.  Use one or more color to create a wonderful look!

5.  Optional:  Follow #2 in the instructions above, then add white or clear embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.  This adds extra dimension and texture to the staining.

For this image I stamped on the front side, then stamped on the back and embossed white with embossing powder.  Then I did the ink staining.  A "ghost" of a pattern shows through.

Staining with many colors!

I always look to share fun and cool ideas for stamping, altered art, mixed media, scrapping, and collage.  Wish me luck with this opportunity to become a part of Sincity Scraps Design Team!  Terri is a wonderful leader!


  1. fun technique thanks for your submission to be on the Sincity Scrap DT