Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #552 January 25th 2017
Die Cut Masking  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal shares some tips for precise masking using painter's tape and adhesive shelf liner.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Painter's tape, masking film or adhesive shelf liner
  • Coloring medium of choice (wet or dry)
  • Spray fixative
  • Dies
  • Sticky notes
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Carol wants to know: "What is the best way to get ink from my pad onto a paintbrush? That is to say how do I paint with ink from an inkpad?"
    A: There are two methods I've used. If the lid of the inkpad has a little give to it, you can squeeze the pad while closed to get some ink into the lid. Otherwise, I just tap the corner of the ink pad onto an acrylic block or craft sheet to get some ink down. Use a wet brush or waterbrush to lift the ink, and paint just like you would with reinkers or watercolors.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    KC Creations has a tip for the Split Top Box tutorial: "instead of ribbon, I use Tyvek. It's easy to find at any stationery store, in a pack of five envelopes which goes a very long way. It's also easy to cover with decorative paper because it is very thin."

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