Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #003 May 3rd 2006
And the winner is... Shell, with an assist from mamakimberly! Weekly Inkling is our choice from among the hundreds of names submitted in the Name This Newsletter contest. Kimberly's suggestion of Inkling was one of the first contest submissions, and Shell suggested the refinement. Shell and MamaK, be looking for $50 gift certificates in your mailbox! The winner of the random Fan Club subscription drawing: irishjc820. Thanks for all your entries!

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Masking - Reverse Masking  
Have you ever wanted to stamp something inside an open image, but didn't know how to keep it confined to just the inside? Reverse masking does the trick.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Outline image stamp
  • Stamps for the inside of your image
  • Ink
  • Cardstock
  • Copy paper or Post-It® Note for mask
  • Temporary adhesive
  • Hobby knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: shelleyshelley asked: "I just bought some Pearl-Ex and Lumiere, but when trying to use it . . . let's just say it didn't go well. What are some things we can do with this?"
    A: We will start a series of Pearl-Ex tutorials next week. There's a thread with a long list of techniques and projects for Pearl-Ex and Lumiere here: Pearl-Ex and Lumiere Techniques
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Judi Carpenter has a hint for RSVP pens: "Cardstock is very difficult to roll and get into the barrel of the RSVP pens, so I sometimes use my brayer to color lightweight copy paper, stamp it to match my pad, and insert it in the pen. Easy!"

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Masking - Basic Something as simple as a little Post-It® Note adds lots of depth to your stamping.
    Masking - Basic tutorial
    Masking - Basic gallery

    Make sure to have Versamark and/or pigment ink, Pearl-Ex, a Swiffer, acrylic sealer, as well as sponge daubers, stipple brushes or Q-tips at the ready next Wednesday! Pearl-Ex perfection awaits!
    This Week's Hot Topics
    How do you get good coverage on larger stamps?
    Background stamp inking tips
    Get a brand new bag!
    Is your mat pack sitting unused in the back of a drawer?
    Wonderful Mother's Day keepsake idea
    In a standard card rut?
    Add visual interest to stamped images
    Love the look of clouds, but don't have a stencil?
    April 26 to May 3
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Try out the dazzling diamond dust technique.
    Use these colors for your project: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, and Bordering Blue.
    Try this fun sketch with designer papers or stamp it yourself backgrounds.
    Use floral embellishments.
    Make cards for your pets.
    Scrapbooking: Friday 
    There was no new scrapbooking challenge this week, due to Virtual Scrapbooking Weekend.
    Get inspired by a toy tag.
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