Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #550 January 11th 2017
Dyed Silk Scarf  
New guest tutorial author Ilina Crouse shares how to use alcohol inks to custom dye a silk scarf.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Silk scarf
  • Alcohol markers and reinkers
  • Rubbing alcohol or blending fluid
  • Droppers
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Louise wants to know: "I have been storing my rubber and clear stamps on stamp storage panels in binders. I have around 300 stamps. Is this okay?"
    A: I used this system for years and never had any problems - it's space saving and very practical. Something I learned early was to store the binders horizontally... if they're upright, the weight of the stamps can cause the panels to sag and curve slightly at the bottoms, which can affect the stamps lower down on the panels.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Amy has a tip for the Surprise Shaker Card tutorial: "A faster alternative to all the taping on the fun foam is buying the adhesive backed fun foam...then you only have to put tape on one side!"

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