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Issue #549 January 4th 2017
Surprise Shaker Card  
New guest tutorial author Rebecca Ednie shares a fun interactive card with a secret shaker panel.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Nesting rectangle dies
  • Shaker filler
  • Acetate
  • Stamp positioner
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Sue asks: "What do you use to "shade" the background of an image you just colored with Prismacolor and Gamsol?"
    A: If I'm not going to incorporate the image into a little scene, I'll use a coordinating pencil color around the image. If the image is more vintage, I might use yellowy browns to shade... if it's a more contemporary or happy image, I tend toward lighter blues or a color in the image that I want to highlight. Fill in around the image and blend out using the Gamsol to soften the edges. Be sure to give the image a base shadow to ground it if it's something that has weight... otherwise it will appear to be floating. I usually use a dark brown or grey for the shadow, in an elongated oval shape. Chalks are great for backgrounds too, but require a fixative so they don't smudge.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Iekika79 has an idea for the Paper Buttons tutorial: "These are great! It would be so awesome to use coordinating patterned paper as the top layer to your buttons, then they will always be a perfect match!"

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