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Issue #839 August 24th 2022
5-Sided Box  
Enjoy an updated SVG cut file for this roomy box pattern! Sample by Dina Kowal.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Template or SVG cut file
  • Scoring tool
  • Glue
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Tina asks: "I saw somewhere that there are pens that you colour your stamps with before you stamp rather than colouring in the stamped image. What are these pens called and where can I get them?"
    A: I used that technique on the tutorial sample above because I just wanted to print part of the image! You will want a brush marker that is dye or water-based - sometimes they're marketed as watercolor markers. They are water soluble and can be used for straight stamping, or you can create faux watercolor effects by misting the ink before stamping, stamping onto misted watercolor paper, or blending out the stamped ink with a wet brush. Some favorite brands are Karin, Tombow, Zig, and Winsor & Newton.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Karen comments on the 3D Paper Piecing tutorial: "Wow! I did paper tole years ago, but nothing this detailed. I love the idea of coloring the edges. One thing I have used instead of foam tape is clear latex sealant--the kind you buy to put between your bathtub and tile. It's hard to get tiny bits out, but you could squirt it on some waxed paper and use a toothpick--just remember to get the clear."

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