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Issue #320 July 11th 2012
Copic Ink Background  
New tutorial author Michelle Houghton will show you how to create a unique background with Copic refills.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Alcohol marker re-inker
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Found objects
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Molly asked: "I have the hardest time getting margins right when positioning layers. Do you have any ideas to make this easier? I can't tell you how many cards I've had to scrap! "
    A: I always just eyeball when adding my layers. You could use a ruler to make sure your layer will be even. Or you could try using the Perfect Layers tool. We just recently reviewed those tools. You can find more information here.

    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Christy has a suggestion for the Slider Box tutorial: "I didn't have a Tim Holtz hinge fastener. But I took a paper fastener and added a pony bead (to make it stick out further) and poked it through the hole. After splaying the paper fastener to attach, it worked great. And with this method, I can use whatever color pony bead that matches my box/paper. Cheaper too!!"

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    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
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    Weekly Inkling is published each Wednesday by Splitcoaststampers as a free service to our members.
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