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Issue #305 March 28th 2012
No Line Coloring  
New tutorial author Elaine Hughes will show you how to color images with invisible borders.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Light colored and black ink
  • Alcohol based markers
  • Perfect Paper Crafting  
    Ask any paper crafter, layers make a difference. Take your cards from drab to fab with Perfect Layers™ from Perfect Paper Crafting.
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Bev asked: "I have a lot of intricate design dies and it can be a problem to get the little parts out of the die. These dies are very thin and fine."
    A: Place a piece of wax paper between your die and your cardstock. Then cut the cardstock. The wax paper should make it easier to get the cut paper out of your die.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Pam has a suggestion for the Delft Tile technique: "I also tried this on glossy cardstock. It turned out so well!"

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