Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #804 December 22nd 2021
Standing Calendar  
Guest tutorial author Gloria Plunkett will show you how to make a sturdy stand for a desktop calendar.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Chipboard
  • Cardstock
  • Adhesive
  • Binder rings or other system
  • Calendar stamps or printables
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Amy asks: "I have a question about adhering watercolor backgrounds to my cards. My work is no longer flat and separates from my card easily. Do you have any suggestions for fixing this problem?"
    A: Sometimes watercolor paper will warp with excess water. I have a heavy book that I keep at my desk for pressing glued surfaces and warped papers. Before you glue your card together, you can mist the back side of the watercolor panel with water to relax the fibers, then tuck it under or inside a heavy book to dry and flatten. When you glue the panel to your card front, tuck the card in the book again until it's dry.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Kelsey has a tip for the Spinner Ink Background tutorial: "I have quite a few colours of Acrylic Inks (Amsterdam, Liquitex etc) and found the fluidity of these, used along with a spritz of water gave me the exact type of look I was going for, without the alcohol fumes."

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    Our team will be taking a break next week for the holidays. We'll be back on January 5th with a fun technique to share!
     
     
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