Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #648 December 5th 2018
Yupo Winter Scene  
Guest tutorial author Ana Reese shares her techniques for creating this beautiful winter scene using alcohol inks.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Yupo synthetic paper
  • Alcohol inks, mixatives, and blenders
  • Paint brush
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Stamps and alcohol-friendly ink
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Terri asks: "Are watercolor pencils and Inktense pencils the same?"
    A: Traditional watercolor pencils have a core that contains watercolor pigment, solidified by a water-soluble binder. The ones I use have brilliant creamy colors, and blend very well. The difference between traditional watercolor pencils and the Inktense pencils is that the core of Inktense pencils is actually ink-based. Once blended with water, the Inktense pigment transforms into incredibly bright and transparent color that will be permanent and unable to be blended after drying. Watercolor pigment, though you can definitely achieve brightness with it, tends to be a little more dull/flat. It can also be moved a bit with water after it has dried. Inktense pencils can also be used with wax or oil based colored pencils and can be blended with OMS. They're very versatile!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Josie has an idea for the Hot Glue Embossing tutorial: "I would use colored glue sticks instead of heat embossing." (Great time saving tip!)

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