Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #786 August 18th 2021
Quilled Images  
Guest tutorial author Gloria Plunkett shares how to embellish a stamped image with quilled paper.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Quilling tool
  • Text-weight paper
  • Liquid glue
  • Stamp images (animals, florals, trees, etc)
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Judy wants to know: "I use 110# Cardstock for my cards. I purchased some new cardstock that says 110# but when I opened the package it was not the same. I bought another pack of 110# index cardstock, and it was the same flimsy-not-thick cardstock. Why can't I find what I'm looking for and why are they saying it is 110# when it isn't?"
    A: It can be confusing! Paper comes in different grades based on weight and thickness. The pound measurement is based on the weight of 500 sheets of that paper in its "parent size", but the manufactured size varies for different types of paper. Cover stock is manufactured at 20"x26", while index weight paper is 25.5"x30.5". A package of 8.5"x11" 110# index weight paper is about 2/3 the weight of 110# cover weight paper of the same size, because these standards differ so much. When you buy cardstock, check the package for a GSM measurement instead (you might also see it noted as g/m2). It stands for "grams per square meter", and it refers to the weight value of paper based on a standardized measurement of area. The GSM scale is universal and consistent, so it's easier to compare papers. A package of 110# index is about 200gsm and 110# cover stock is 297gsm. For a chart showing a comparison of paper weights, click HERE.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Paulette is thankful for the Color Wheel 101 tutorial: "Great tutorial…colors are my weakness and who knew there very various types of wheels. This was so helpful—thank you for sharing! I’m going to get a color wheel…or two!"

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