Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #770 April 28th 2021
Zippered Paper Pouch  
Guest tutorial author Betty Traciak shares how to cover stamped or patterned paper with vinyl and create a handy pouch.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Patterned or stamped paper
  • Iron-on vinyl
  • Sewing machine
  • Polyester zipper
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: KSStammper asks: "How do you label your ink pads?"
    A: I cut label sheets into strips that fit on the side of the pad - most of them are about 1/4" wide and 1-1/2" to 2" long. I've found it easiest to put the label onto the ink pad first and then use a blender brush to apply ink to the label - any excess that goes onto the plastic is easily wiped away. The inks I have are easily identifiable by the ink color and shape of the case, so I don't write the name of the color on the side.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Mary is full of ideas for the Acrylic Batik tutorial: "I love this technique! Thank you so much for sharing it. So far, I've made only one card, but my brain is racing with possibilities. Can't wait to play with paint again."

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