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Issue #730 July 15th 2020
Negative Watercoloring  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal will teach you how to color outside the lines using a negative painting technique.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Stamp or sketched image
  • Watercolor paints
  • Watercolor brushes, clear water
  • Watercolor paper
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Lara asks: "Do you swatch your inks?"
    A: I do! It's really helpful to me to be able to see a colored sample of the inks I have, especially for layered stamps. My swatches are on 2" squares of cardstock - I swipe the ink directly on the upper portion of the card, and then write the ink company and name at the bottom. If I have a reinker for the pad, I note that on the card as well. My swatches are tucked into coin pocket sheet protectors that have twenty 2" pockets per sheet. They are in ROYGBIV order (not by company or type) and store nicely in a binder.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    janetannc has a tip for the Faux Heat Embossing tutorial: "You can do the same using larger dies and adhesive book covering (sticky one side) cut to size. Or use double sided adhesive sheets and add foiling flakes, glitter etc." (Editor's note: Shelf liner works too - there are some really pretty glitter and metallic ones!)

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