Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #662 March 20th 2019
Trapped Crystal  
Guest tutorial author Rebecca Ednie will show you how to create an icy rink or sparkling background using acetate, glitter and clear glaze.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Heavy cardstock
  • Clear glaze
  • Glitter
  • Acetate
  • Embellishments
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Carol asks: "What is your favorite technique to create snow on background paper?"
    A: My favorite technique is a simple one - I pour out a tiny bit of white gesso or craft paint onto a palette, then use a ball stylus or rounded paintbrush handle to dot the paint onto my background. The dots get smaller the more you dot the paint out (each application of paint to the tool will yield 4-5 dots) and the varying sizes add depth to the scene.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Carolyn is inspired by the Impossible Card tutorial: "I've seen the Impossible Card but this partial die cutting variation is new to me and it is absolutely adorable. I love this - thanks so much!"

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