Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #706 January 29th 2020
Scoreboard Gift Box  
Guest tutorial author Mary Deatherage brings us her custom gift box using scored cardstock.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring board
  • Adhesive
  • Small punch
  • Ribbon
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Barb wants to know: "I'm working on a mixed media canvas and I want to attach netting, but want the original brown colour to show. I'd like to know what medium to attach it to the canvas with. I'll have rusty gears and anchors on and "caught" in the netting. Thanks for any and all help you can give."
    A: My inclination would be to stiffen it somehow - I used to use a product called "Stiffy" which acts very much like watered down white glue and is used as a fabric stiffener. I would dip the netting in diluted glue and then drape it the way you want it and let it dry. That stiffener would give it the strength to hold up anything tucked in and around it without sagging. You should also be able to keep working with it and shaping it as it dries and stiffens. If you're unsure, you can just do a tiny piece of it to see how it acts. I can't wait to see!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Becky loves the Melted Crayon Background tutorial: "I've been looking for a way to use up all those crayons our kids had. What a fabulous tutorial! Love what you've done - thank you!"

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