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Issue #606 February 14th 2018
Watercolor on Yupo®  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal explores the use of Yupo® Synthetic Paper with watercolor paints.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Yupo Paper
  • Watercolor medium
  • Misters filled with water and rubbing alcohol
  • Paper towel
  • Hybrid or solvent ink
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Amy is looking for ideas:
    "I have so much double-sided patterned paper and I want to show it off with fun folds."
    A: Great idea - I love being able to show off both sides of the paper in a project! For fun fold cards, try the Trifold Pocket Card, Diagonal Double Pocket Card, Pinwheel Fun Fold, or Double Gate Fold Card. The Pleated Skirt Fold makes a fun embellishment for a card front. If you're looking for a cute treat holder, try the Diaper Fold Pouch, or the Two Pocket Treat Holder. For gift giving, tuck notecards into a Card Clutch or top off a package with a Paper Bow!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Brenda has a tip for the Double Dutch Fold card tutorial: "I have people that display the cards they receive from me. Knowing that, I made an adjustment to my card. I placed it on a 4.25" x 5.5" top-folding card. I realize that is a lot to do, but it will allow the card to stand on its own for display."

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