Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #389 November 13th 2013
Chunky Snowman  
New guest tutorial author Thienly Azim will show you how to turn wooden blocks into an adorable snowman.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Three 1 3/4" wooden blocks
  • Sandpaper
  • Mod Podge and hot glue gun
  • Embellishments
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Bonnie asked: "I use VersaMark ink to stamp and then add glitter. But it doesn't stick, it keeps rubbing off. What can I do to get it to stick to the cardstock?"
    A: You are right. Just using Versamark with glitter does not work. As soon as the VersaMark ink dries, the glitter will fall off. You could purchase a glue pad, stamp with that and then add glitter. You can also stamp with Versamark, then use Heat and Stick powder (Stampin' Up! calls it that, Ranger calls theirs Sticky Embossing powder). You heat that powder until it melts, then add glitter and briefly heat again. Once that Sticky Embossing powder cools, the glitter is permanent.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Eileen has a suggestion for the Acetate Box tutorial: " I am going to try to make these a little larger so I can package my Christmas cookies for our gourmet club's cookie exchange!"

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    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
     
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    This Week's Hot Topics
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    November 6 to November 12
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Revisiting paper piecing.
    Frosty & Festive.
    Try this color combination: Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay & Coastal Cabana.
    It's Donald we're booin', our town he will ruin.
    Mustache it up.
    Christmas ideas - Laurel Seabrook.
    Check out MR33634's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
     
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