Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #707 February 5th 2020
Die Cut Corner Basket  
New guest tutorial author Bożena Bodynek will show you how to use die cuts to make a decorative basket.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Large circle or background die
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Shirley wants to know: "What do you use bristol paper for?"
    A: Bristol is a great multimedia paper! The sheets are multi-ply, which gives us room for more layers and work in our coloring. There are two finishes - the smooth finish has very little texture and is wonderful for stamping, drawing, airbrush, and markers. It will stand up to a little bit of water too, and many stampers find it a favorite for blending watercolor markers. Bristol with a vellum finish is more textured and toothy, and is great for layers of graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, and crayon. When you buy, be sure to notice which finish you've picked up, because the results will be different. If you're unsure which finish is right for your project or medium, look for a pad of dual-sided Bristol! Each sheet has a vellum finish on one side and smooth finish on the other, so you can experiment to see which you prefer.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Queenpea has a tip for the Two Pocket Treat Holder tutorial: "I made these using the 1/2" across the bottom and they were perfect for 2 Ghirardelli treats. Used up some old paper and ribbon and my office colleagues loved them! One even stopped by my office for a tutorial. (Yes, I took my score board and everything to the office and made 10 over my lunch break).

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