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Issue #667 April 24th 2019
Stamp Shifting  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal will show you how to use a stamp positioner for some fun effects with repeated images.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Stamp positioner
  • Open line stamps
  • Inks
  • Cardstock
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Kaylie asks: "I just pinned a SCS card that indicated they used kraft paper. I have seen kraft paper listed as a supply in a project many other times. What is that?"
    A: Contrary to popular belief, kraft is a type of paper, not the color! The "kraft process" was developed to create a very strong type of paper that is most often used for shopping bags or other packaging products that require high tear resistance. (Did you know that "kraft" means "strength" in German?) The pulp produced during the process is very dark, so that accounts for the brown color we associate with kraft paper, but it can also be bleached and dyed to any color.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Marybeth has a tip for the Brick Wall tutorial: "I use a rotary cutter and cutting template that is made for quilting to cut the paper - no need to line with pencil. The result comes out much cleaner!"

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