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Issue #732 July 29th 2020
Slimline Diagonal Gate Card  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal will show you how to change up a classic gate fold with a diagonal opening, in the popular slimline size.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Loralee asks: "What is the difference between regular Bristol paper and vellum Bristol paper and when is it appropriate to use each one?"
A: Bristol is a multi-ply paper that is great for use with a variety of art media. The difference between smooth and vellum bristol is the texture of the paper's surface. Vellum bristol has a bit of texture or tooth, so it's better for dry mediums like pencils (which need a texture to fill as you build up layers) or pastels (which need a texture to grab onto when applied). The smooth bristol is better for ink blending or for markers - it's also heavy enough to take a little water, so you can use it for mixed media backgrounds (like the smooshing technique among others). If you're not sure which surface you prefer, try out the Canson XL Series Recycled Bristol Paper Pad - each sheet has a smooth side and a vellum side, so you can test both surfaces without buying two pads of paper.
Feedback From Past Tutorials
dhaus shared her idea for the Cardboard Roll Album: "This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. I made one for my cousins one year. We were on a mini trip and I came out of the bathroom with paper on my shoe by accident...lol. So of course, I used this idea to create a mini album of our day together in honor of the toilet paper on my shoe!"

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Chalkboard Marker Magic tutorial
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