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Issue #310 May 2nd 2012
Chipboard Bookmark  
Dirty Dozen alumna and returning guest author Beverly Gerard will show you how to create a bookmark with chipboard pieces.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Two identical chipboard pieces
  • Patterned paper
  • Liquid adhesive
  • Sanding block
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Janet asked: "If stamps lose their cling and won't stay on the acrylic block, what can be used to make them stick again?"
    A: Try cleaning the cling side of your stamp with soapy water. Also be sure and clean your acrylic block regularly - I use rubbing alcohol for this.

    Check this forum thread for more suggestions.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Melba has a suggestion for the Pastels on Black technique: "For those of who don't have everything needed on hand and would like to try their hand at this before invesitng money in it (ME!) you can buy some metallic pastel permanent markers (near the Sharpies) at Wal-Mart for $2.50. You get 5 markers and they write on dark paper like a dream!"

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