Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #323 August 1st 2012
Lydia Fiedler will show you the basics of paper quilling.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Quilling tool
  • Quilling paper
  • Glue dots
  • Liquid glue
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Marlene asked: "Sometimes I want my paper to look shiny, is there some kind of clear stuff to paint over the paper, and yet not wrinkle up the paper. I make ice cream cones
    with a die cut, and when I put the ice cream on the cone it would be nice to make the colors of the ice cream shiny. "
    A: There are several options to make your die cuts or stamped images pop with a clear, shiny coating. Creative Medium (Imagine Crafts), Glossy Accents (Ranger) and Crystal Effects (Stampin' Up!) are all gloss mediums that allow you to add accent, sheen and depth to elements of your paper projects. Depending on your preferred style, there are different finishes (glossy, matte, shimmery, vintage, etc.) available in today's market.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Jan has a suggestion for the Herringbone technique: "I do the same thing only I call it 'Faux Quilting'. To take it a step further, use your received Christmas card fronts (as they have lots of glitter and gold) for your strips...I cut into 1/8". When finished, use a die to cut a shape (deer, Christmas tree) etc. Be sure to die cut a scrap first so you can fit the piece with the die cut hole over your Faux Quilting to see the best look before die cutting your artistic work. It's a great technique!"

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    Paper Tole Flower tutorial
    Paper Tole Flower gallery

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    Join the Dirty Girls this week for Fan Club challenges, chatter and prizes galore.
    This Week's Hot Topics
    Great Embellishment
    Embossed Chipboard Button
    Patterned paper
    How to combine different patterns
    Recycling idea
    Cricut Packaging
    Great Tip
    Shaping Paper Rosettes
    Product Packaging
    To save or not to save?
    July 25 to July 31
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Triple stamping - seamless tiers.
    Tent card.
    Try this color combination: Primrose Petals,Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze .
    Whatever the weather.
    Use this sketch for your card.
    Inspired by music.
    Check out Buzsy's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
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