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Issue #379 September 4th 2013
Embossed Enamel Leaf  
New guest tutorial author Deb Mills will show you how to create gorgeous enamel embellishments.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Watercolor paper
  • Markers
  • Embossing ink
  • Ultra Thick embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Scissors
  • Embossed Enamel Leaf tutorial
  • Embossed Enamel Leaf gallery
  • More tutorials
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Sylvia asked: "Please help me with something. I'm doing a LEMON BASH BIRTHDAY invitations and "save the date" magnetic cards. I want to add lemon scent to them - how can I do it? Can I heat emboss them? Can I add lemon powder to the heat embossing powder?"
    A: A lot of people use sugar free Kool-aid as a scented embossing powder. We have a thread on that here.

    We have a tutorial that shows how to create a scented card here.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Enid has a suggestion for the Felted Cardstock technique: "I have used this technique for years, it works great provided you use plastic wrap that is NOT microwave safe, microwave safe plastic wrap will not heat up enough to stick. Also be careful what type of embellishments you use as some glues and paint pens and the like discolour the napkins. I use a silicone pressing sheet above and below, and old iron (dry No steam). News print can leave black marks when heated and plastic wrap is a mess on your good iron if it touches. hope these hints help."

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Embedded Image Create a unique look by stamping an embossed image on embossed background.
    Embedded Image tutorial
    Embedded Image gallery

    You will need alcohol based markers as well as distress markers for next week's tutorial.
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