Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #657 February 13th 2019
Acetate Tent Card  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal will show you how to make a standing tent card with a clear front.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Heavy plastic sheet
  • Adhesive
  • Border and focal dies
  • Scoring tools
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Kathi wants to know: "Can you use acrylic paint on clear stamps for a paint resist technique?"
    A: You can! I like to squeeze a little paint onto my gel plate and brayer it into a thin layer - you can use the brayer to apply the paint to your stamp, or just use the gel plate like an ink pad to lift paint up (and you can get a bonus 'print' with the remaining paint too!). Acrylic paint is water based, so it will rinse off your stamps with warm water while it's still fresh. A toothbrush is great for getting paint out of little grooves.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Tina has a tip for making Dimensional Flowers: "I made a zillion of these for my daughter's bridal shower--didn't have grunge paper, but cut flowers from regular cardstock and then brushed with Mod Podge. Let them dry to the touch but NOT dry completely--you get stronger, more flexible paper while you are shaping the flowers, and when they are completely dry, the finished product is super strong and hard."

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    So many design options!
    February 6 to February 12
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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    Try this color combination: Balmy Blue, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso.
    Bring your own cup.
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