Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #547 December 14th 2016
Coloring Contours  
Guest tutorial author Jennie Black shares her tips for adding dimension to the contours of a colored image.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Alcohol markers
  • Compatible ink
  • Compatible cardstock
  • Blender refill or rubbing alcohol
  • Burlap scrap
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Susan is curious: "I am using an embossing folder of birch trees and would like to know how to do the trees in white so they stand out."
    A: That technique is done by inking the inside of the embossing folder before printing. Open up the folder, and ink up the side of the folder where the trees are debossed. Lay the cardstock over the inked part of the folder, close it, and then run it through your die cutting machine as usual. We have a wonderful photo tutorial HERE.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Phyllis has an idea for the Paper Trees tutorial: "This would be a clever way to give money to someone. Folded dollar bills!"

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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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