I started with this piece of scrapbook paper with a damask pattern on it & I distressed around the edges.
Next came the oil - I used olive oil but you can use baby oil or any oil you have available. Brush it liberally all over, then wipe it off front & back; you can finish drying with a heat gun if needed. You can also add more distressing if you wish. Here's pics of the finished pieces on top of the regular paper they were cut from - you can see through it but can't see through the original paper. It's more delicate now! And the scrapbook paper I used was a thinner type rather than the super heavy cardstock weight and single sided.
After that was done, I put down some random ephemera & scraps of fabric ribbon on the right side which will show through once my image is on top.
After adhering my image on top, I got busy with my tulle, flowers, & daisy string trim to produce a delicate & soft journal page. On the left side, I decided to do a vellum portrait pic that would go on top of the vellum damask & I did a vellum flower graphic that I cut out to put partly underneath the portrait (both from The Graphics Fairy). And after the vellum process was complete & everything was put together....
I added some threads I pulled off some Sari silk ribbon and draped it around to add softness.
I also added a piece of Toile fabric as a backdrop for my sentiment & along the edge of the other side.
I think it's delicate & wispy & I love that vellum! You can see through to what's underneath for a dreamy affect. And the tulle, lace, and embellishments pull it all together.
Vellum is so easy to do and just takes a few minutes to make. It really gives a beautiful affect to your project!