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Issue #660 March 6th 2019
Die Debossed Watercolor  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal will show you how to use your dies to impress an outline into watercolor paper for a 'no-line' coloring technique.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Wafer die
  • Die cutting machine
  • Adjustable base and silicone rubber embossing mat
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor medium
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Linda asks: "I have a roll of 3" washi tape. Is there a way to unroll it without tearing it apart?"
    A: I'm always tearing it too! Try using an old credit card to get under the full edge and lift it up to get it started. Once you get a good end on it, fold it under on itself or tuck a strip of paper under the end so you get a good lead on it the next time.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Becky has some ideas for the Camouflage Background technique: "What a great way to get a random camo pattern! I have family in the military and who enjoy hunting. They are going to love some cards using this technique."

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