Learn this Inexpensive Hack for Transparent Tip Ins! This Tutorial shows you a great an inexpensive hack for vellum in your junk journals, altered books, paper crafting, card making, and scrapbooking. Daily Junk Journal Tutorials Day 24. Please scroll down to view video. Thank you.
Inexpensive Hack for Vellum
Welcome to day 24 of our junk journaling journey. I hope you are enjoying learning all the techniques we are reviewing each day! We are looking at ‘tip ins’ in this lesson. This term simply refers to adding additional pages here and there to our altered books. The hack that we are employing here involves using transparent paper from a cereal box. This is in lieu of expensive vellum for making a ‘tip in’ page.
First we place three small clamps to the book page and clear cereal box piece of paper. I have cut with straight scissors on three sides and decorative scalloped scissors on the right side to add a bit of flair with raggedness. I kind of like the crinkly effect of this paper. Now taking the dip dot watercolor flowers we previously painted, we spread glue stick from the middle outward on back side. Carefully make sure that you cover the entire paper. Lifting book pages to the left to ensure that it is set straight with the center, I place the water color on the book page and burnish well.
Now we will look at a little trick for glueing. I set the ‘cereal’ paper about 1/4″ beyond a piece of paper underneath, which acts as a straight edge for the glue to be evenly set on the left side. Now we carefully place the clear paper over the floral watercolor and burnish along the book’s center, The result is another page to open and close after the glue dries for a splendid tip in.
I want to point out that you can always add features to your altered books any time in the future if you have new ideas. Thanks for joining in today, and I hope you had fun!
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