Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #331 September 26th 2012
Eggshell Mosaic Background  
Guest tutorial author Trudy Sjolander is back to show you how to create a gorgeous mosaic background out of eggshells.
Supplies you'll need for this project
 
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Jan asked: "Do you know of any company that makes an embossing folder that gives you a linen finish/embossed impression?"
A: That would be a fun folder to have. There was a discussion about that in our forum last year. Check this forum thread to read what our members had to say about that.
 
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Annette has a suggestion for the Bleached Out Images technique: "I use an old blender pen for this technique. You can just dip the tip in the bleach and away you go! I wrap a piece of masking tape around the barrel of the pen so I know at a glance not to use it for anything else."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Glitter Window Try this easy technique for a glittery focal point!
Glitter Window tutorial
Glitter Window gallery

You will need alcohol marker ink refills, an aqua brush and a paint palette for next week's tutorial
 
Scrapbook EXPO
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Stamp-n-Storage
Whale tail punch storage is now available with special introductory pricing.
Spellbinders Paper Arts
Nestabilities® Card Creator
Perfect layers. Perfect mats.
Perfect placement. Every time.
Simon Says Stamp
Save 25% off of all Simon branded stamp sets with code SCS25. Offer expires 9/30/12.
Splitcoaststampers
Card making for cancer awareness. Crafting, support & thousands of dollars in prizes coming 10/1/12.
 
This Week's Hot Topics
Distress Ink Pads
What to do with them
Halloween is coming
Dress up your treats!
Rolled Flowers
Which is your favorite way to make those/
Unwanted Products
Purging your stamping supplies
 
September 19 to September 25
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Make your own polka dots.
Sketch challenge.
Try this color combination: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand.
Just wanna be the best they can be.
Use this sketch for your card.
Fancy Folds.
Bella Soleil.
Check out Westie2's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
 
Splitcoast Sponsors
My Creative Classroom  - MCC and Tombow are back this semester with more great, online classes.

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