Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #560 March 22nd 2017
Shadow Stamping  
Guest tutorial author Lindsay Adreon shares a variety of ways to add dimension to your stamping with a classic drop shadow.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Clear stamps
  • Inks in light and dark shades
  • Stamp positioner (optional)
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Jennifer wants to know: "I bought a Cuttlebug to experiment with making decorations. Sadly the first die I put in bent badly. It is still usable, but how can I flatten it?"
    A: I have bent a couple of dies in my BigShot by running over them with other dies (twice!) - they are badly dented and they still cut fine. I would think that running the bent die through the machine a few more times might flatten it out - if it's an open die, you can reshape it gently with your hands (they're steel - I don't think you're going to break one). I hope that helps!
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Joyce shares her tips for the Eggshell Mosaic Background technique: "I am an egg artist. I use only real egg shells. I thought I would share how I remove membrane from eggs. Wash the outside of the shell with dish soap and water. Using full strength bleach, cover the shell and let it sit for about 15 minutes. This will cause the membrane to turn yellow. When all of the yellow is gone, then you know that the membrane has been dissolved. Then you can rinse the shell with cold water."

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    This Week's Hot Topics
    Putting supplies in storage
    What essentials would you keep out?
    Mixed media coloring
    Best paper for marker/pencil mix
    Fabric embellishments
    Share ideas for holding dimension
    Distress watercoloring...
    Pads or markers?
    College care package
    Ideas for crafted additions
    Gallery visit time
    Leave some love!
     
    March 15 to March 21
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Baby Wipe Watercolor.
    Bunny hop.
    Try this color combination: Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist.
    Butterflies and bustiers.
    Handwriting - yes, your own.
    Teabag art.
    Check out DJ Rant's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
     
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