Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #272 August 3rd 2011
Embedded Image  
Guest tutorial writer and DD Alumna Holly McMillen will show you how to create an embedded image.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Embossing ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Colored embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Stamps
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Maria asked: "I have an old bottle of Crystal Effects which has gotten very thick -- the consistency of rubber cement, but it is still clear. It just won't spread evenly. Can I add something to make it more liquified? Water? Alcohol? "
    A: I've never thinned this product myself - I usually use mine up before it gets thick - but it is water soluble, so the only thinner you would want to use would be water. Try it and let us know how it works!
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Lesley has a suggestion for the Embossed Embossing tutorial: "For anyone that needs an embossing buddy, you can use some material, make a little pillow, sew it up leaving one end open, put baby powder in it and finish sewing it up. Also try a dryer sheet, which works just as well since they are anti static."

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Tapestry Sponge and emboss a background to create a tapestry look.
    Tapestry tutorial
    Tapestry gallery

    You will need a big die cutting machine and Grand Label 4 Nestabilities™ dies for next week's tutorial.
     
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    July 27 to August 2
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Stamp sentiment over the image.
    Belated birthday.
    Try this color combination: Whisper White, Going Grey, Tempting Turquoise.
    Tink, Larue and Sunshine too.
    Use this sketch for your card.
    Altered ribbon.
    L'affiche Moderne.
    Check out AmylovesNormaJean's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
     
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