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Grid Technique
All you need to create touchable texture on your projects is probably out on your craft table right now. Grab your scoring tool, some card stock, and follow along.
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Beate Johns answers your technique questions
Q: Donna asked: "I recently read in one of the scrapbook magazines that wallpaper samples from books make good sources of paper to use in scrapbooking. I went out and was given a few books at my local paint store. Is this true that I can use them?"
A: I would not recommend that as wallpapers are not acid and lignin free. What does this mean? Just like wallpaper on Grandma's wall, it will yellow, get brittle, and do the same thing to the stuff you're attaching to it. Not really what you want in your scrapbook, right? You could spray the wallpaper with archival spray to make it safer, or just add the pretty patterns to your cards!"
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Sarah has a variation for the embossing resist technique: "I have also tried this technique with an additional step of ironing off the embossing at the end. Place the embossed piece on top of a clean rag (I use a cut up old bath towel) on your ironing board or heat safe surface. Put a clean piece of scratch paper (ex: printer paper) over the whole embossed piece then hold iron over it (NO steam, press gently and don't move the iron much) until the embossing comes off on to the scratch paper (move the scratch paper around and iron until you can't see anymore embossing come off. You can also add more layers & hues by stamping and embossing again after you sponge (or stipple or brayer) then sponge again using same or slightly darker ink. This preserves the original paper color where you stamped the first time and also the background color after the first sponging where you stamp the second time. sponging yet again for a darker background. If you iron the embossing off - make sure it is your last step since it will no longer resist afterwards."
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