Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #303 March 14th 2012
Marbled Smooch™  
Lydia will show you how to create a gorgeous marbled background with Smooch™ and water.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Smooch™
  • Watercolor paper
  • Bowl filled with water
  • Smooch Glitz™  
    Does razzle dazzle leave you in a frazzle? Smooch Glitz™ from Clearsnap puts a sparkle and shine on your projects, not all over your craft desk.
     
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Shirley asked: "I think you mentioned that you airbrushed your cards. Can you please tell me which airbrush system you use (ie ABS-1 or 3?) and
    what air compressor brand you use. Some Splitcoaststampers gals have purchased the Harbor Freight air compressor. I noticed that you use the Neenah Solar White cardstock for coloring. Is it the "smooth" finish paper?"
    A: I use the Windstorm by Starmax air compressor. When using an air compressor, you will need the ABS-3 kit along with an air hose.

    The cardstock I mostly use is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White (80lbs). It is a "soft" cardstock, meaning that it is loosely woven. That makes Copics easy to blend. But because it is loosely woven, you have to be careful that your ink doesn't travel out of the line. You just need a bit of practice to know when to stop coloring and let the ink dry before continuing.
    It has a very smooth surface. I love that it's thick enough to use for a card base, how it cuts and paper pierces. I love that cardstock.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Donna has a suggestion for the Frosted Nestabilities technique: " To get another look, try using a gold pen on some of the white that you "pressed in"."

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Smooch Spritz™  Resist Create rich, shimmery background with Smooch Spritz™ and dye ink on embossed paper.
    Smooch Spritz™  Resist tutorial
    Smooch Spritz™  Resist gallery

    You will need colored pencils for next week's tutorial.
     
    Alpha Stamps
    Beautiful supplies for paper theatres & shadow boxes.
    Scor-Pal
    Scor-Pal is the #1 scoring tool for papercrafters. Crisp, professional scores right where you need them.
     
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    March 7 to March 13
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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