Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #668 May 1st 2019
Faux Hardware Embellishments  
Guest tutorial author France Martin will show you how to transform simple craft supplies into realistic nuts and bolts.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Dyestress Blendable Inks by Clearsnap  
Beautiful blends and water techniques made easy using Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks from Clearsnap® Check out our review with inspiration gallery.
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: S. Morgan wants to know: "You've mentioned granulating watercolors - what are those?"
A: Some artist watercolor paints have pigment solids suspended in them that don't dissolve or distribute evenly when they're activated with water. These separate from the binder and settle into the valleys of the paper as the paint dries to create a grainy texture. There are certain pigments that will do this naturally; you can also use a granulating medium (a liquid additive) to encourage the effect with other pigments.
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Sonja is inspired by the Vintage Watercolor technique: "Thank you for the details on how to use various water based mediums. Very informative and inspiring. Builds confidence to try these techniques."

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You will need graphite transfer paper for next week's tutorial.
Beautiful, unique techniques and vibrant translucent color with Dyestress blendable ink.
Stamp and Scrapbook Expo
Florida Stampers:
Join us in Orlando May 17 & 18 for shopping, demos, make & takes.
This Week's Hot Topics
Crafty events
What to bring for guests?
Inking issues
Help a new stamper out!
Manual die cutters
All the options
German idiom stamps
Lost in translation
Paper bead project
Adding color to fragile paper
April 24 to April 30
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Merging backgrounds.
Spring snowdrops.
Try this color combination: Peek-a-boo-Peach, Old Olive, Calypso Coral.
Tickle a Teapotter.
It's a whiteout.
At Home.
Check out Nannygirl's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
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