Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #380 September 11th 2013
Blender Pen Highlights  
New tutorial author and Simon Says Stamp design team member Kathy Racoosin will show you how to add shading with a Blender pen and Distress Markers.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Blender pen
  • Alcohol based marker
  • Distress marker
  • White gel pen
  • Kreate-a-box  
    Make your own attractive gift packaging in over 55 usable shapes and sizes (no dinky boxes here!) with affordable, easy-to-use Kreate-a-box Templates from Green Sneakers.
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Lynne asked: "I've noticed many cards in your gallery that mention "tea bag folding". Do you have a tutorial about that? I love look of that technique on cards."
    A: We don't have a tutorial for that yet but we do have it explained in our technique challenge: Here is the challenge and the technique.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Sue has a suggestion for the Embossed Enamel Leaf: ".I used a stardust transparent embossing powder and the leaves had the most beautiful shimmery effect.....loved your idea....and now need to come up with some ideas for using these leaves....maybe a wreath or a candle ring???"

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Marker Layering Create beautiful shading with water based markers and blender pen.
    Marker Layering tutorial
    Marker Layering gallery

    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
    ColorBox® added six new brilliant Archival Dye Inks to their broad selection.
    Exciting new product: This shelf has space for LOTS of stamp cases and more. Watch the video.
    Stamp Scrap Art Tour
    Join us for classes, demos and shopping with your favorite stamp and paper craft companies.
    My Favorite Things
    Create happy thoughts with fun, new products and our new stamp line: Sunny Day Doodles.
    This Week's Hot Topics
    Digital Cutter
    Which one cuts thick cardstock?
    Blender Pen
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    Gelli Plates
    Let's discuss
    Acrylic Paint dried on stamps
    How to get paint off
    Storage solution
    Paper Wire Rack
    September 4 to September 10
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Leaf stamping.
    Tool time.
    Try this color combination: Midnight Muse, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzaz.
    Oh Freddy, start croakin', Rick's heart will be broken.
    Sweet as honey.
    MIX-Ability Mixed Media
    [MIX32] Getting into the negative.
    Pinterest inspiration.
    Check out Humma's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
    Splitcoast Sponsors
    A Muse Studio  - You'll love our 2013 Holiday Catalog & Inspiration Guide. Holiday Hoopla now through October 15th.

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