Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #568 May 17th 2017
Monoprinting  
Guest tutorial author and Dirty Dozen alum Julie Warner shares how to create a beautiful monoprint using pigment inks in a tutorial from our archives; check the updated video for even more options!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Pigment inks
  • Acrylic block or gel plate
  • Tools for texture
  • Stamps
  • Clearsnap Petal Point  
    You'll love the convenience of eight coordinating shades of rich, pigment ink in one simple case with ColorBox® Petal Point® Inkpads from Clearsnap®.
     
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Rebekah wants to know: "What are some everyday common objects you use to aid in your crafting?"
    A: Fun question! I keep a hymnbook on my desk to weigh down card layers while the glue dries. I use a tiny souvenir mug to hold my glue bottle so I can store it with the point down. A lot of the other household items in my crafty space are used for organizing - I have some markers in a sour cream tub, and pens and other tools in coffee mugs and other pottery pieces rescued from thrift stores. I have a tension rod set up between my desk and filing cabinet - that holds curtain rings with clips on them for business cards and other 'don't forget' papers. I also have a tiered pant hanger on there with multiple clips that holds a variety of craft sheets. Some of my inkpads are in an old 8-track rack. When I take photos of my cards, I lean them up on the cap of a spray paint can, and set my camera on a teacup.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Darloudasha has a tip for Cami's Trifold Card in response to a question about adjusting the measurements to a larger card: "To make it bigger I would use 12" x 12" paper. Cut it to 5.25" x 12" so it will fit in a normal envelope. Score the lines at 4" and 8". The final result will be a 4" x 5.25" card. Cut a piece that is 4.25" x 5.5" and glue it to the back and you'll have a true A2."

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    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
     
    Stamp and Scrapbook Expo
    Washington area crafters:
    Learn, create and shop
    next weekend in Puyallup.
     
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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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    Check out Donna's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
     
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