Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #576 July 12th 2017
Duoprinting with Chlorophyll  
Splitcoast Community Manager Lydia Fiedler will show you how to make beautiful prints of plants from your yard with supplies you have on hand.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Plants from your yard
  • Die cutting machine
  • Paper towels
  • Printer paper
  • Cardstock or watercolor paper
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Micheline writes: "I am using a Big Shot with a Sizzix magnetic plate. Other than taping them down how can I stop my dies 'jumping' after I have placed them on the cutting plate, and why does this happen?"
    A: The platform has a number of smaller magnets inside it, so there is some horizontal push and pull between them as well as the attraction of the dies pulling down. It's frustrating, though, when the dies shift! I have read to set the die down first and see where it 'wants to be' and then use that position for your paper - depending on the size of the die and position of your paper, that could be a good way to go. A little tape is probably the best safety precaution to keep the dies in place. For lining up multiple small dies (like letters, etc.) I like to use the sticky edge of a Post-It note as a guide - you can lay the dies onto the adhesive, using the edge to align them.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Sue has a tip for the Tie Dye Background: "I am having SUCH a good time with the tie dye technique! I'd like to suggest trying the tan colored coffee filters as well as the white ones. I am a freak for Kraft in any form, and the tan coffee filters fill the bill. As with Kraft cardstock, these tan filters also work with almost any color. But there's one point of difference to keep in mind: in the tie dye technique, the white filters look best when backed by white cardstock as the stabilizer. With the tan filters, both the colors and the tan streaks and folds will look best when backed by Kraft cardstock. This deepens the tan shade of the filter and provides better contrast with the colors used."

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