Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #578 July 26th 2017
Ink Spritzer Background  
Our guest tutorial author Jessica Waisanen from Clearsnap® shares a fun background technique using ink spritzers.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Spray inks
  • Plastic report cover
  • Cardstock or watercolor paper
  • Mister
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Beth wants to know: "What do you use to store your paper?"
    A: One of my favorite things in my studio is a hanging file cabinet. One full drawer is dedicated to cardstock - each color family has a file, and I keep full (8.5" x 11") and half sheets there. In one hanging folder I have my scraps, which are quarter sheet size or smaller - those are kept in DVD storage pockets by color family. Larger (12") patterned paper is kept in an armoire drawer, and smaller (6") patterned paper is in a box under my desk for easy access. I have an armoire drawer dedicated to watercolor paper as well, and some other specialty papers in a magazine holder. It's all just a hodgepodge of 'whatever works'!
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Susanne has a tip for the Paper Bracelet tutorial: "A quilling tool allows you to make smaller "noodles"...use a large paperclip or toothpick to secure a hole through the center then paint or dunk the beads in Mod Podge or Glossy Accents. Allow them to dry and your 'noodles' become shiny beads. Colorful magazine pages work like a charm too--lots of color and diversity. I have made these with coordinating earrings...easy craft--fun with kids too!"

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