Cracking Vellum - part 2

lorraine303February 17, 2003

Tried the water - didn't work. In fact, the gold sparkle washed off the paper and left it a mustardy color. The other funny thing was that the paper shrunk in one direction. I had the pieces cut in squares and the points met when I folded it wet, but when it dried, it became a rectangle. Go figure. I guess I won't be making a gold star after all!

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my only suggestion would be to try scoring the lines first to break the grain of the paper fibers. Use a light touch with something like a fine stylus or a heavy tapestry needle. Listen for a scritching sound and make a thin light line on the vellum but don't press so hard that you break through the paper.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2003 at 9:28PM
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