Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #655 January 30th 2019
Resourceful Art Journaling  
Guest tutorial author Helen Gullett demystifies art journaling, using supplies found around the house. We can do this!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Mixed media journal
  • Matte gel medium
  • Household items
  • Coloring mediums, sprays
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Ramona wants to know: "How do you label your inkpads so you can find them easily?"
    A: My inks are labeled so I can identify the color easily from the side. I cut adhesive label sheets into 1/4" strips, then cut those strips into about 1" lengths. I put a blank label on the side of the inkpad, usually on the base - that way I can see the labels on the pads that stack. I use an ink blending brush to color the label with the corresponding ink, then wipe away any excess. I find it easier to color the label on the ink pad case, rather than trying to color it first. Much less mess!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Melanie has a tip for the Tunnel Card: "This is a bulky card so I mailed it a flat square box for jewelry that I found at Joann's in the beading department. I slipped the box into a bubble envelope. It cost more than a basic stamp to mail but this was for a special and very elderly aunt so I didn't mind."

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