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Issue #763 March 10th 2021
Faux Book Stack  
Guest tutorial author Gloria Plunkett will show you how to recreate this trendy decor item without using books!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Mini wood crate
  • Cardstock
  • Letters (die cuts, stickers, stamps)
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Annie asks: " Do you wash your stencils when you are done, or do you just let the inky painty mess just live to tell their tales?"
    A: It depends. I have a few larger stencils that I only use for gel printing with acrylic paint - those ones do not get washed. (I don't clean my brayers either, unless they get really chunky - then a soak overnight in Murphy's Oil Soap does well to loosen the layers of paint.) The stencils I use for cards and other projects do get rinsed off right away.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Andrea has a tip for the Watercolor Bleed Technique. "If you are going to use different colors, especially like you did in your rainbow cards, be aware of the mixing properties of those colors. For instance, mixing red & green can be dicey, since some reds & greens can make browns. Of course, some red & green combos end up making a purple, which can be pretty!"

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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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