Today I'm going to tell you a story. I bought the last new kit from SVGCuts, the main project is a Tiffany style lamp. Well I couldn't wait to start it. Hubby went out of town for a few days and I had my chance.
Got it all cut out and decided to start by coloring the vellum first. Got it all colored, each section needed two layers and to be colored on both sides. We.., I hated it. I do not do well with markers. So I cut more vellum and tried pencils, not enough color. So I tried to combine markers and pencils, that looked pretty good. ( I tried them together the next morning after spending hours on this the night before)
When I started the second row of cuts , I couldn't make it look good.. So I scrapped the whole shade and started over. Cut a new framework and decided to use some printed vellum I have had for about 20 years. (bought at QVC when they used to have 24 hour craft days in the 90's)
It was pale but I liked it. I cut more plain vellum and added an extra layer. But I couldn't let it alone.
I decided to try again. This time I used some Tombow markers. After lots of trial and error I finally figured out that one side of the vellum is just slightly smoother than the other and the markers work so well on it. The colors came out bright enough that I only needed 1 layer.
So this is the saga of 2 lamps!
Take a look:
So what do you think?
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie