Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #558 March 8th 2017
Canvas Panel Card  
New guest tutorial author Kristen Powers (Kae Pea) transforms two mini canvases into cute custom decor.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Mini canvas panels, matboard, or heavy chipboard
  • Decorative papers
  • Stamps
  • Acrylic paint
  • Collage elements
  • MISTI Creative Corners  
    Perfectly straight sentiments and crisp off-the-edge stamped images with Creative Corners™ for the MISTI™ from My Sweet Petunia.
     
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Lyn wants to know: "I don't have a die cutting machine - how can I get the effect of partial die cutting in another way?"

    A: Create your horizontal center line as usual, then instead of using a die for the cut-out shape, stamp or trace an image with a portion extending above the line. Cut around the outline above the center line using a craft knife. If you trace a shape, place your paper on a foam pad and use a small ball stylus to outline the lower portion.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    KellyJean has a tip for the Mini Wrap Journal tutorial: "You can make this journal any size you like. 1. Determine the finished size desired. 2. Add 1-1/4" to ONE side of each piece of cover paper or cardstock. 3. Trim the inside piece of cardstock to measure the size of the desired journal." (Dina's note: For the filler pages, you would need to double the width of your finished size and subtract 1/2", and subtract 1/2" from the height.)

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    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
     
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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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