Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #766 March 31st 2021
Gel Plate Stamping  
New guest tutorial author Jess Francisco shares how to use a mini gel plate and ink sprays for monoprinting, in a tutorial sponsored by our friends at Ranger Ink!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Mini gel plate
  • Distress Oxide or other sprays
  • Water mister
  • Stamps and embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Bonnie asks: "What are the dimensions of the smallest card that is mailable via US Post?"
    A: Great question! From the USPS site:
    "To be eligible for mailing at the price for letters, a piece must be:
    At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick.
    No more than 6-1/8 inches high x 11-1/2 inches long x 1/4 inch thick."
    Any card outside these guidelines would require extra postage as a non-machinable piece.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    vgpeterson has ideas for the Faux Book Stack tutorial: "Love this inexpensive and easy way to adopt this trend. You could use another holiday theme on the other side, or make 2 reversible sets for the 4 seasons. I might even make a beachy set to go with my everyday decor...so many possibilities."

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    Warm up your watercolors for next week's tutorial!
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