Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #708 February 12th 2020
3-in-1 Stencil on Stamp Technique  
New guest tutorial author Amber Rain Davis will show you how to stretch your supplies, using three different techniques with a homemade stencil.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Joyce asks: "What is the difference between a letterpress and an embossing folder?"
A: Classic letterpress is done with raised dies (usually letters, but sometimes decorative images) made of metal or wood, which are inked and impressed into sheets or a continuous roll of paper. The result is a relief print in reverse. Some letterpress stationery is debossed without inking. An embossing folder is made of hard plastic and has positive and negative surfaces (the same design that is raised on one side is depressed on the other - usually a full-panel design). Paper is enclosed in the folder and is shaped from both sides using the pressure of a rolling machine.

Ink up one side of an embossing folder for a faux letterpress effect - try the tutorial HERE! (I got beautiful results with Versafine Clair ink!)
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Kathy has a tip for the Spray Resist technique : "I didn't have any glaze so I used an acrylic craft paint. 1:1 ratio with water and mixed in a spray bottle! It worked perfectly."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Alcohol Ink Faux Bleach Create a faux bleached look by adding alcohol ink over embossed images.
Alcohol Ink Faux Bleach tutorial
Alcohol Ink Faux Bleach gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
Stamp and Scrapbook Expo
SAVE THE DATE for papercraft classes and shopping. See all 2020 locations and dates HERE.
This Virtual Stamp Night is all about flora! Flowers, trees, plants...and as usual, it's going to be chock full of pretty and creative challenges and galleries.
This Week's Hot Topics
Let's take a poll...
How do you store your markers?
Stamping skin tones
Ink recommendations
Cork surfaces
Stamping solutions
Double sided tape
Forum faves
February 5 to February 11
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Origami leaf.
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