Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #664 April 3rd 2019
Home-Sweet-Home Mini Album  
Guest tutorial author Kelly Gettelfinger shares her fun standing album, shaped like a house.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock and matching papers
  • Eyelets and ribbon
  • Trimmer and score tool
  • Embellishments
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Gillie asks: "Do you recommend using Gesso in watercoloring, marker or pencil?"
    A: I think of gesso as a surface preparation or primer, and since I usually am using watercolor, pencil, and markers directly on paper, I don't find gesso necessary. You can use it... just be prepared to spend some time working with it and learning how it reacts differently. If you wanted to use these mediums on a surface other than paper, you could prep the surface first... you'd want to experiment first to know how the medium would react to the texture and application of the gesso, because it will be different. Pencils especially pick up the 'grit' of gesso - I have used clear gesso over my pencil work to 'fix' lightly damaged paper or to add a little tooth for a white highlight. For watercoloring on surfaces other than paper, you might consider a watercolor ground, which is specially formulated for the medium.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Annette has a tip for the Note Card Clutch tutorial: "I have used a belly band on mine instead of a ribbon tie. I used the 1" x 11" piece cut from the side of the DSP sheet."

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    March 27 to April 2
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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    SNURK.
    Check out proudarmymomof2's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
     
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