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Issue #762 March 3rd 2021
Gel Printing Shrink Plastic  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal shares how to use a gel printing plate to decorate shrink plastic for charms and other embellishments.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Shrink plastic
  • Gel plate
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brayer
  • Dies and hole punch
  • Oven
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Tricia wants to know: "I would love to put all my sayings from all my companies together. I don’t see anybody else doing this so I am not confident that I will not be sorry that I did it. Any thoughts, or have you done this?"
    A: Yes! No regrets. I have all my sentiments in CD cases grouped by category (everything from Art to You!) and cataloged in Evernote. I'm starting now to type out each sentiment in Evernote so they're even easier to search. The only sentiments that are not in that system are those that are very image-specific - so a sentiment like "Hoppy Birthday!" is in with the bunnies rather than the birthday stamps.
     
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