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Issue #008 June 7th 2006
Pearl Ex™ - Heated Pearls  
It's a little messy, a bit 'aromatic', and the end results are lumpy and bumpy, but don't let that discourage you from trying this week's technique. You'll love the pearlized texture for backgrounds!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • White school glue
  • Pearl Ex®
  • Stipple brush
  • Embossing heat tool
  • Glossy cardstock
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Jeanine asked: "Do you happen to know if any of the Stampin' Up!® colored pencils are wax-based for use in the Gamsol Magic technique?"
    A: Water-based (watercolor) pencils will not work for the Gamsol Magic technique, but the Pure Color and Metallic pencils will! We've updated the Gamsol Magic tutorial with tons of new information and hints from princessink.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Amy has a hint for shaker cards. "Rub all cardstock and window sheets with the SU!® Embossing Buddy before doing any work. This will eliminate static cling with the paper, plastic, and beads!"

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    This Week's Hot Topics
    Markers or watercolor crayons
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    Running out of room for your punches?
    Using transparencies
    Stuck using the same colors time and again?
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    May 31 to June 7
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Make an interlocking three-panel card.
    Try this color combo! Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke.
    A perfect sketch for patterned paper scraps.
    Dust off those wheels and make something with them!
    Create a card with no lumps or bumps.
    Scrapbook your favorite sweet treat.
    Get inspired by pop art bedding.
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