Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #542 November 9th 2016
Mini File Box  
New guest tutorial author Chris Slogar uses a punch board to create this adorable presentation box for tags or other small treats.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Adhesive
  • Stapler
  • Embellishments
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: maslex asks: "What's the difference between Stazon and Memento inks?"
    A: The difference in the two inks is the carrier or base that holds the pigment. In general between inks and coloring mediums, like reacts with like. Memento inks are dye inks, and water-based. You'll see them most commonly used with alcohol markers like Copics, because the solvent-based markers don't react with the water-based ink. You wouldn't want to watercolor over an image stamped in a dye ink, though, because the water will react with the ink and cause it to run. Stazon, on the other hand, is solvent-based. It's a permanent ink, so it's a great fit for water-based coloring mediums since it won't react with the water and bleed. If you're coloring with alcohol markers, though, bleeding will occur. With dry mediums like pastels or pencils, either one is fine. They're both great inks, with some really great colors in each line.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Kay has a tip for the Vintage Mitten Ornament tutorial : "If you have a problem getting a clean cut or the felt stretching, place felt between two thin crisp pieces of paper (a good way to recycle paper!) and cut."

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