Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Junk Journal: Making Faux Vellum Using Tea Lights & Paper

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator 


Thank you for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate it. This week as part of my Junk Journal series I  am making my own vellum! I watched a youtube video showing this ages ago and decided to have a go myself. As often happens I cannot actually find the video I saw so just had to go from memory! This is not always reliable as I have a shocking memory and I watch a lot of youtube just before I go to sleep! Anyway I obviously remembered well because these turned out pretty good, even if I do say so myself! 

Junk Journal: Making Vellum Using Tea Lights & Paper


Measurements & Materials

  • Paper! Any paper you would like to make into faux vellum 
  • I used an Artymaze free printable which I printed on ordinary printer paper 90gsm
  • I also tried it with one of my own scanned collage sheets again printed on printer paper
  • I think it works best with thinner paper
  • I also used a vintage dictionary page, a paper napkin and a paper doily 
  • I also needed 
    • An iron
    • A tea light candle
    • A grater 
    • Grease proof paper
  • I placed the paper I wished to turn into vellum on a sheet of grease proof paper
  • I grated the candle over the paper, just a small covering
  • I then put another sheet of greaseproof paper on top of this
  • I then ironed it so the wax melted
  • I repeated this until all the paper was covered
  • You can see the paper become transparent
  • You do not want to add to much because you don't want it to be too greasy
  • Then I decided to make some pockets and tags with the velum I had made


You can see how I made this in the tutorial :-) 


Video Tutorial





Don't forget to check out the play lists on my YouTube channel that show me making my first junk journal, my second junk journal  and making tags and embellishments. 

Time for the closeups



Junk Journal: Making Vellum Using Tea Lights & Paper



Junk Journal: Making Vellum Using Tea Lights & Paper


Junk Journal: Making Vellum Using Tea Lights & Paper


Junk Journal: Making Vellum Using Tea Lights & Paper

Junk Journal: Making Vellum Using Tea Lights & Paper

Junk Journal: Making Vellum Using Tea Lights & Paper




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Happy Crafting!

Gez xxx 

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