Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #564 April 19th 2017
Ice Cream Sandwich Box  
New guest tutorial author Barb Mullikin has created an adorable gift box in the shape of a classic ice cream sandwich.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Piercing tool and mat
  • Scoring tool
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Chris wants to know: "I noticed that some of my older ink pads were disintegrating. Of course, I have ALL of the reinkers. Is there any reason I can't use those reinkers on other makers' dye pads?"
    A: I would think that as long as you stick with dye ink, there should be no problem reinking with another company's product. I wouldn't recommend cross-inking with specialty inks (pigment, solvent, chalk, hybrid). Dye inks, though, are so diverse - since you have 'extra', try watercoloring or some of our fun background techniques, like Shaving Cream Stenciling, Striped Wipe, or Polished Stone!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Jenny has a tip for the Rolling Marble Background technique: "This is also a great idea for kids as well! We did this in a daycare by placing some paint (or in this case ink) on the center of the paper (we placed the paper in the box first) and then used Hot Wheels cars to make track marks over the paper."

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