Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #575 July 5th 2017
Paper Molding  
Guest tutorial author Deb Valder will show you how to bring paper to life with her Paper Molding technique.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Stamps
  • Cardstock strips
  • Sturdy liquid glue
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic glaze
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Laura wants to know: "I want to unmount all my stamps because I just don't have the space, but I am having a really hard time with some - I don't want to lose the picture on the block as it helps with coloring. Do you also have some stamps you just refuse to unmount?"
    A: I do! I have a bunch of original Stampa Rosa House Mouse stamps on wood blocks, and I have a large collection of All Night Media's licensed Classic Pooh stamps. Most of the other wood mounted stamps I have are either licensed images (Snoopy, Mary Engelbreit, Boynton) or they're from companies that are no longer around, so they're more rare - I have a small collection of girls from Delafield Stamps that I just think are sweet. I have a few stamps that I used as decorations above my desk, too. The rest of my stamps are unmounted, and sorted by category.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Rachel has a tip for the Tie Dye Background technique: "I've been wanting to try this technique, but could only find unbleached, browny coloured coffee filters, so I tried it with white crepe paper and it works! Thanks for the inspiration!"

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Distressed Glue Sponge over dried glue to create a unique background.
    Distressed Glue tutorial
    Distressed Glue gallery

    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
    Stamp and Scrapbook Expo
    Hey Georgia!
    Learn, create and shop
    next weekend in Duluth.
    This Week's Hot Topics
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    Solutions for travel
    The cost of cardmaking
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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Everything old is new again.
    Show your patriotism.
    Try this color combination: Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Silver.
    Only the names have been changed.
    Let's strip.
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    MIX-Ability Mixed Media
    [MIX231] Silver threads among the gold.
    Celebrating pattern.
    Check out Beverly's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
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