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Gesso Resist
Just try to resist these instructions from new tutorial author Lydia Fiedler. It's a terrific way to repurpose old magazines and get beautiful results, too.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Magazine page
  • Gesso
  • Silhouette stamp
  • VersaMark®
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Several complimentary colors of waterbased ink
  • Sponges
  • Images © 1990-2009 Stampin' Up!
    Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    Q: Sandy asked: "How can I make textured paper without a press? I've made several attempts, some are marginal and others just didn't work. Thanks."
    A: I haven't tried this yet, but I read in the forum that you can use a rolling pin with embossing folders to dry emboss your cardstock. You can find a thread explaining more here. Another thing you can try is wadding your cardstock up in a ball, spreading it out, and then swipe an ink pad over the folds for instant texture.
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    Terri has a suggestion for the Paper Pin tutorial: "I have done something similar but instead of UTEE, I coated each of the layers of paper with crystal lacquer before I assembled them. I allowed them to dry, then layered them. You would never know it was paper."
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