Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #562 April 5th 2017
Felt Succulents  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal shares some tips for using your everyday shape dies to create fun and felty succulent plants.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Felt
  • Shaped dies
  • Die cutting machine
  • Needle and embroidery thread
  • Scissors
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