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Issue #705 January 22nd 2020
Center Stage  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal will give you simple steps for creating a stage floor and spotlight for a character image.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Masking paper
  • Character stamp
  • Inks and applicators
  • Ruler and liner pen
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Heather asks: "I just made a Valentine card front with colored pencils. I was wishing I had something to paint on it to give it a shiny gleam. Is there a product I can paint on it?"
    A: I have a couple of favorites. For small details I use a clear Sakura Glaze pen - the gloss isn't as shiny, but it's much easier to get into tight corners and smaller sections. For larger areas and a higher gloss, I use 3D Crystal Lacquer. (It's similar to Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze - a clear, dimensional adhesive/ medium). I put a small amount in a needle-tip bottle so it's easier to direct. A gloss varnish would be easy to brush onto your project too - just be sure it is water-based and non-yellowing so it doesn't affect your pencil coloring.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Suzanne is excited about the Any Size Envelope tutorial: "Knowing how to finish my card is fantastic. Thanks so much for this tutorial... I can't wait to try it!!!!"

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    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
    StampFest Florida
    Make'n takes, demos and dozens of stores to shop in one spot. See us in Clearwater - Feb. 7 & 8.
    This Week's Hot Topics
    Creativation sneak peeks
    What did you see that you need?
    Card bases
    Heavy off-white options
    DIY marker storage insert
    One member's project
    Magnet sheets
    Options for organizing dies
    Pass on the joy!
    Removable card liners
    January 15 to January 21
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Paint Swiping.
    Try this color combination: Gorgeous Grape, Mint Macaron, Highland Heather.
    Hugs for DonnaJeanne.
    White embossing.
    Tote Bagss.
    Check out Maria's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
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