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Issue #684 August 21st 2019
Alcohol Ink Coffee Card  
Guest tutorial author Ardyth Percy-Robb will show you how to use alcohol inks for the coffee in this creative shaped card.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Alcohol inks
  • Blending solution or rubbing alcohol
  • Yupo paper
  • Circle dies
  • Cardstock
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Leila asks: "Many years ago I bought Archival Mist to spray on newspapers to preserve. I have not been able to find any of this product recently. Is there a newer, better product to use?"
    A: For newspapers, most archivists recommend making color copies on archival paper. It looks like Krylon has a variety of products that could work on original clippings - one is called Preserve It and is specifically for paper... they also have a UV Archival Varnish that would also protect against yellowing. Bookbinding sites might have some resources as well.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Kathy has a tip for the Pastel Stencil Press tutorial: "Decided I didn't want to buy Pan Pastels for one tutorial - guess what I used? Eye shadow!! Pastel colors!"

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    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
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    Mass Stampers: Come shop, make 'n take, and see great ideas in in action in Marlborough next week!
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