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Issue #658 February 20th 2019
Floral Tag Card  
Enjoy a peek at spring with this pretty floral card idea from Becky Roberts.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Floral stamps
  • Inks
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Johanna asks: "What are some alternatives to mineral spirits for blending colored pencils?"
    A: Mineral oil or baby oil can be used with paper stumps for blending colored pencil - however, it does take a little practice to know just how much oil to have in your stump. Rubbing alcohol is another option, though it evaporates very quickly. A few other liquid solvents I've seen mentioned but haven't tried - Zest-It (an oil paint thinner with a mixture of orange terpenes), turpenoid, bleach,Vaseline, lighter fluid, cooking oils, and even vodka or gin! If you have a colorless alcohol blender marker, it will blend colored pencil too! The pigment will stain the tip, but not damage it. Another pen-type blender is the Finesse Blender Pen. These are double ended pen (bullet and brush tips), and are just a little wetter than a Copic blender. Lots of options!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Patti has ideas for the One Layer Paper Tole tutorial: "Love the idea! I don't use my outline stamps but now I have a new technique to use and will pull them out of storage. Great way to put new "life" into them!"

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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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