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Issue #757 January 27th 2021
Faded Water Stenciling  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal will show you how to create a double fade with ink, water and stencils.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Watercolor paper
  • Water-reactive inks
  • Stencil
  • Water mister
  • Paper towel
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: O'Nelda asks: "How do I apply glitter to a stamped image without the glitter coming off?"
    A: I use a sticky embossing powder - the one I have is from Judikins but there are other brands available as well (Ranger, Wow! and Stampin' Up! come to mind). The powder turns into a sticky glue when heated. Heat just until the powder gets shiny, apply whatever flock, foil, glitter, etc. you are using right away, and then reheat the powder to reactivate the adhesive - it's that second heating that really locks down the embellishment.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Bluespruce shared a special memory related to the Bow-Easy™ Basics tutorial: "Both my mom and grandma--I am 72, so we are going back a ways here--had a "Bow-Easy" that was always handy for tying bows to decorate my dresses. They asked me to hold my two index fingers up with the other fingers in fists. The space between my index fingers determined the size of the bow, but the technique was just the same as the current gadget."

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