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Issue #451 February 4th 2015
Colored Glitter Inlay  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal will show you how to color inside a glittered die-cut outline with alcohol markers for a classy inlaid look.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Layered cardstock and chipboard
  • Wafer dies
  • Microfine glitter
  • Alcohol markers
  • Wide double-stick tape
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Sheryl asks: "I read somewhere that you can use Inktense pencils with Gamsol - is that true?"
    A: The Inktense pencils can be blended using paper stumps and odorless mineral spirits, but the color isn't nearly as intense or vibrant as when they are blended with water.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Diane has a tip for the Two Pocket Treat Holder tutorial: "I made 30 of these for "thank you" treats and enjoyed using up the pretty papers I have collected. I did a 2-slot ribbon punch below the top and tied it shut with a simple raffia bow. Twinings tea bags and Ghiradelli chocolates fit perfectly in the pockets."

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