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Issue #405 March 12th 2014
Dry Emboss Alcohol Resist  
Splitcoast Team Member Lori Craig will show you how to create a beautiful dry-embossed alcohol resist background.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Embossing folder
  • Embossing ink and powder, heat gun
  • Glossy cardstock
  • Alcohol markers
  • Alcohol blending solution
  • Airbrush, sprays or spritzer
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Wendy asks: "I have printed designs on vellum paper and can't get the ink to dry. Is there anything I can put on it to stop smudging?"
    A: The best printer for vellum is a laser printer, but inkjet printers can be used successfully. Print using a draft setting to use less ink. Hand-feed one sheet through the printer at a time to avoid smearing. Try removing the vellum quickly from the printer and applying clear embossing powder to the wet ink, then heat emboss carefully (vellum tends to warp). If you're stamping images on vellum, StazOn® ink works well, as it dries quickly and permanently, and does not need to be embossed.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Allison shares this tip for making Border Frames: "If you make your die cut opening a circle, you can use the cut piece to guide your longer stamps around its edge without having to always check and recheck the curve. Just place your die cut circle onto your stamp press and wrap your stamp around it."

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    March 5 to March 11
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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    A sweet inspiration.
    Try this color combination: Always Artichoke, Pistachio Pudding, Marina Mist.
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    Go green.
    Rainy Inspiration.
    Check out Stampin-Mynn's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
     
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