Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #554 February 8th 2017
Mini Wrap Journal  
Guest tutorial author Kelly Gettelfinger will teach you how to use simple supplies to create a customized mini journal.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Lined paper
  • Double sided tape
  • Baker's twine
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Channelle wants to know: "For pencil shading, it's often recommended to have 3 shades of a color: dark, medium, and light. What if you only have a medium shade?"
    A: If you have limited colors to work with, you can vary the intensity of a single pencil by changing the pressure you use when you color. Work with a sharp pencil and a light pressure for a pale shade. Holding the pencil further away from the tip will help you to lighten up your pressure. Move your hand closer to the point for increased pressure and shading and even closer for dark shading and detailed lines. Work in layers of color, letting the pencil blend the pigment as you build up. Use a darker color (like purple, brown or black) for deeper shading and details.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Angela has some alternate measurements for a smaller Twisted Pop-Up Card: To create a 3 1/2" square top card, cut the card base to 3 1/2" x7", the panel strip to 1 1/2" x 6", and the pop-up mechanism to 1 1/2" x 5". One 8 1/2" x 11" sheet will yield two cards if you first cut a 1 1/2" strip length-wise and trim to two 5" lengths. Cut two card bases and two panel strips cross-wise from remaining CS."

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    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
     
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