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Issue #577 July 19th 2017
Watercolor Imprints  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal shares several ways to add exciting designs to your watercolor backgrounds using stencils, stamps, and more!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Water reactive ink or watercolor paint
  • Stencils, background stamps, flat-backed objects
  • Watercolor paper
  • Acrylic blocks for weight
  • Mister bottle
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: 5boys1mom has a question: "Could the Envelope Punch Board Tote be made with a 12x12 piece of paper? If so do you have measurements? Love this project!!!"
    A: Yes! You'll make the initial punches at 2 3/4" and 8", and then just follow the instructions to use the scorelines as markers for punching on the other sides. You'll need a larger scoreboard to extend the score lines and also to mark the 8" point, since the paper is much larger than the punch board. The bottom of the box is 3 1/2" x 5" and it's about 6 1/2" high.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Lynn has a tip for Duoprinting with Chlorophyll: "Try using the same 'sandwich' but running it through a hot laminator. Then place just the plant material between pages of an old telephone book or other ABSORBENT paper and weigh the book with something flat and heavy for a couple of weeks. You will end up with perfectly pressed leaves as well as a nice botanical image."

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