Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #574 June 28th 2017
Tie Dye Background  
New guest tutorial author Kim Jolley will show you how to bring a cool tie-dyed look to your summer cards.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Mary asks: "I have been practicing combining colored pencils with Copics. Does it matter what type of colored pencils to use with Copics, wax or oil? Does it matter what type of paper you use?"
A: I love using Copics with other mediums, and pencils are definitely a favorite - there are just some textures and details that can be added with the sharp point of a pencil that I miss with the markers. To combine the mediums, you'd need a paper that has a little tooth for the pencils, but isn't so absorbent that it sucks the ink from your markers. From the papers I have to choose from, I prefer Bristol Smooth, Neenah Classic Crest, and matboard. The binder of the pencils (wax or oil) shouldn't make any difference at all. Just be sure to lay down your Copic ink before adding pencil shading or details.
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Rosy has a comment on the Bokeh Background technique: "I just love your style with this technique. Once I saw a young high school guy in our school create an entire Victorian tennis scene, using only the pencil eraser and oil paints. Thud. It looked like a real Monet. This reminds me of him."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Glitter Puzzle Cut designs in double sided adhesive sheets to create a multi-colored glittery background.
Glitter Puzzle tutorial
Glitter Puzzle gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
Stamp Scrap Art Tour
North Carolina Splitcoaststampers:
Learn, create and shop
next weekend in Raleigh.
Serendipity Stamps
Betting you'll have a cool summer with hot new stamps and dies.
This Week's Hot Topics
Out of the loop
What's new and trendy?
Switching Copic nibs
Tips for storing
Purging guilt
When to let go
Rubber erasers
Cleaning dirty edges
Zig marker storage
What we're using
June 21 to June 27
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Do a double take.
Try this color combination: Elegant Eggplant, Watermelon Wonder, Soft Sky.
Tickle a Teapotter.
That's sea-worthy.
Fun with scrapbook projects.
Check out AJ's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
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