Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #559 March 15th 2017
Cling Wrap Background  
SCS Community Manager Lydia Fiedler will teach you how to create a background full of texture and depth using wet media and cling wrap.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Water-soluble medium
  • Watercolor paper
  • Cling Wrap
  • Spray bottle
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Mary Ann asks: "Is there a way to make a hexagonal card by just using the scoreboard? I don't have the die."
    A: This was fun to figure out! I started with a 6" square piece of paper. Mark at 3" on 2 opposite sides, and on the other sides mark at 1-3/4" and 4-1/4". Connect those lines with a pencil to create the angles for the corners. Before cutting, though, trim off 3/8" from each side with the 3" marked sides up and down. Then cut along the angled lines to create the hexagon. If you're wanting a different size, the ratio of the measurements is 8:5:1 (so above, that translated to 3":1-3/4":3/8" - it may be easier to use centimeters to adjust the size).
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Mary has a comment about the Easter Basket tutorial: "I really enjoyed making several of these for my Grandkids. I added one of those tiny little yellow chicks that I remembered in my Easter basket as a child. Thank you once again for such a sweet idea!"

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Tailored Envelope Dress up envelopes to match your cards.
    Tailored Envelope tutorial
    Tailored Envelope gallery

    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
     
    Copic Marker
    Coloring classes coming soon:
    Calgary, Anaheim, Vancouver, Orlando, Pittsburg and New Jersey
    Splitcoaststampers Favorite Find
    All the colors you love with new, mixed-media properties. Distress Oxides are now available.
    Splitcoaststampers Favorite Find
    Hot Press watercolor paper - perfect for stamping projects. Smooth surface and lightweight.
     
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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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    Check out Linda's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
     
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